Celebration of Science

Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA ⬥ April 20, 2019 ⬥ 11:00am - 2:00pm

The “Celebration of Science” is a festival style event to showcase the amazing contributions of science based industries in our Mid Columbia area to our everyday life. It is designed for all ages!


  • Community leaders on importance of science
  • Scientists on local scientific studies
  • Booths with science-based activities for kids and families
  • Food trucks on-site for fueling scientific curiosity

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2018 Celebration of Science Booths

  • Chiwana Go Green
  • Go Green TriCities
  • All About Climate, hosted by local scientists
  • Mary Thompson, The Scientist Within You
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park (NPS)
  • B Reactor Museum Association
  • Fuse
  • Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)
  • Richland Section American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) - Columbia Valley Section
  • Energy Northwest Women in Nuclear (WIN)
  • Solar Washington
  • Department of Ecology, Nuclear Waste Program
  • Eastern Washington American Nuclear Society (ANS) & Framatome North America Young Generation in Nuclear
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Richland Chapter
  • Battelle Math Tutors
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) STEM Education
  • Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (PNWAVS)
  • Richland Library STEAM space

The Celebration of Science is coordinated by a volunteer group of local scientists, engineers, and general science appreciators. Recent events showed us that while we love science, our neighbors may not realize how much science impacts and improves their lives in the Tri-Cities and surrounding area. We decided to hold a Celebration of Science, and it went so well that we decided to make it an annual event.

At the Celebration for Science, local scientists and community leaders share about the importance of science in the Mid Columbia and booths let you get hands-on with science-based activities for kids and families. We’ll have real, live scientists wearing “Ask Me Anything” buttons for you to find out the answer to a scientific mystery or try to stump the expert in their field. There will be food trucks on-site for fueling scientific curiosity or you can walk to nearby restaurants in the Parkade or on George Washington Way.

By sharing our love for science, we hope to see more support from our community for science that upholds the common good and for evidence-based policies in the public interest.