Wonderfest’s Mission is to inspire and nurture a deep sense of wonder about the world. Through science education programs, Wonderfest aspires to stimulate curiosity, promote careful reasoning, challenge unexamined beliefs, and encourage life-long learning.  Wonderfest, the San Francisco Bay Area Beacon of Science, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.






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  • September 24 · 7:00 PM

    The Physics of Baseball

    5 Wondernauts

    Spring is no longer in the air, and the grass is worn down. But excitement is building as the boys of summer become the play-off boys of October with the end of the... Learn more
  • September 5 · 7:00 PM

    A Planet for Goldilocks

    100 Wondernauts | 4.50 4.502

    “Not too hot, not too cold” reads the prescription for a world that’s just right for life as we know it. Finding evidence of life beyond Earth is one of the primary... Learn more
  • August 20 · 7:00 PM

    Whatever Happened to Homo erectus? - Science Talk

    17 Wondernauts

    Who’s your (ancient) daddy? Did he walk upright? Could he control fire? Did he have a brow ridge that wouldn’t quit?! Then maybe he was a Homo of the erectus — not so... Learn more
  • August 13 · 7:00 PM

    Mind Puzzles - Science Talk

    300 Wondernauts | 4.00 4.002

    What if our soundest, most reasonable judgments are beyond our control? Are the feelings of being rational and having free will generated by conscious decisions or... Learn more
  • July 26 · 8:00 PM

    Skeptic Comedian Ian Harris in Santa Cruz

    6 Wondernauts

    Hey folks. For those of you who are interested in making a trip to Santa Cruz and love science based or anti-pseudo-science comedy I thought I would post this to let... Learn more
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