Family Science Days is free and features interactive booths in the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall appropriate for K-12 children and their families, highlighting diverse areas of science, as well as a live stage show and the chance to talk with scientists. The event features a broad range of scientists engaging the public in current science topics. The 2018 AAAS Family Science Days event takes place on Sat., Feb. 17 and Sun., Feb. 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center.
Attendees interact with a science display during the 2017 Family Science Days Event in Boston. | Atlantic Photography Boston
Family Science Days demonstrates the AAAS commitment to promoting public engagement with science, a central part of its mission to advance science and serve society. It provides an opportunity for local science organizations to gather and connect with their communities and gives the scientists attending the meeting a chance to see public engagement in action. The event is advertised to families via local media, schools, community organizations and participating institutions.