Community Education

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 schools
in the greater Rochester area. 

Before the Science Fair, think of a topic that interests you, then do an experiment at home to learn more about it. Explain your experiment with pictures, words, and graphs on a display board. Bring your board to the Science Fair to explain your project to reviewers. You’ll see a fun Science Museum of MN presentation and receive a certificate of participation, written reviews of your project, and a cool t-shirt!

Please see rules and full information at The registration deadline is January 24th. Late registrations will be accepted as space allows, however late registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. There will be no refunds after January 29th. On the registration form, indicate t-shirt size [Youth S, M, L, or Adult S, M, L, XL] and project category [biology, chemistry, physics, consumer science, earth/environmental, engineering/math or other/undecided]. If you are working on a team project, each partner must register separately and identify each other as partners when registering. A supervising adult must attend with the student; non-participating family members are welcome to attend free. Please note that pictures for publication WILL BE TAKEN at the fair. Parking is available in the Damon Ramp. In the event of inclement weather, the fair will be postponed to Sunday, February 18th as long as travel conditions allow.

Watch for electronic communications from Rochester Public Schools or check our website for more registration details. Monitor our website for upcoming information on a t-shirt design idea contest (deadline early November) and about registering for free how-to workshops (scheduled the week after Thanksgiving). You’ll find us at

The Science Fair is run by volunteers who would welcome your help. Contact Dee at 285-1658 with questions, to inquire about financial assistance for project expenses, or to volunteer.

Register today!

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