GATEway Science Fair (Gr. 3-6)
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Landow Atrium
Subway Level of Gonda Building, Mayo Clinic
Hosted by the Mayo Foundation Chapter of Sigma Xi
Organized by GATEway, Rochester's MCGT Chapter

COVID-19 status: The safety and wellbeing of our participants and volunteers are important to us. We are closely monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will work with authorities to determine whether it is safe to hold the Fair in person. If we are unable to hold the Fair in person, we hope to investigate other virtual options. 
Watch this page or the GATEway Facebook page for more information as it becomes available.

2014 GATEway Science Fair
GATEway's Annual Science Fair is open to all interested students in grades 3-6 currently enrolled in any public, private, or home school in the Rochester area.


2019 Fair project review

Students discuss their projects with science professionals from our community who review the projects and offer feedback.


SMM 2019

A program by the Science Museum of MN is included in the day’s events. Students receive a t-shirt, snack, written feedback, and a certificate of participation. The science fair is non-competitive: no ribbons or prizes are awarded.

2016 GATEway Science Fair

Registration fee of $12.00 includes a t-shirt if registration is mailed by registration deadline of Wednesday February 3rd, 2021. If space is available, late registrants will be accepted at full fee but might not receive t-shirts. See the Financial Aid page for information about possible help with costs.

2019 Science Fair lobby level

We thank the Mayo Foundation Chapter of Sigma Xi for partnering with us in putting on the science fair.

2015 GATEway Science Fair

Newsroom - 2019 Fair

Newsroom - Past Fairs:

Questions? Email the fair coordinators at

c/o Northrop Community Education Center
201 NW Eighth Street
Rochester, MN 55901

GATEway is the Rochester Chapter of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented, a 501(c)(3) non-profit statewide organization.