The Science Carnival is sponsored by the CSU Channel Islands science departments under the leadership of Dr. Phil Hampton, Professor of Chemistry. This annual event first started in Fall 2009 with approximately 250 kindergarten through eighth (K-8) grade students attending the event. Over 1500 K-8 students and their families attended the Science Carnival each of the past three years.

The event is open to the public and K-8 students and their families are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee and parking is free.

Over 50 different science activities will be available for K-8 students to experience at this event, for example, examining the effect of trajectory and air pressure on the range of a marshmallow shot using an air-powered marshmallow shooter, making your own lotion or perfume, searching for artifacts in a mock archaelogical dig, seeing a gummy bear burn in potassium chlorate as part of the "screaming gummy bear" demonstration, standing inside a giant bubble, and making glow-in-the-dark slime,

Marshmallow shooters at the Science Carnival

Experience marshmallow shooters at the CSU Channel Islands Science Carnival