Science Fest is Free and Open to the Public

Welcome Tables

Need help navigating Science Fest? Wondering where that music is coming from? You can find our Welcome Tables just inside each of the Science Fest buildings: Biology Building, Chemistry Building, Franklin Hall, the Kirkwood Observatory, the Student Building, and Swain Hall West. Also look for outdoor Information Tents.

See the Science Fest map on the Wayfinding page.

Register Your Group

If you are bringing a group to Science Fest, please register with us ahead of time.

A group is defined as 10 or more, both adults and minors. For elementary and middle school-aged groups, we recommend that you have one adult for every 5 or 6 students. 

Emergency Information

In the event of any kind of Emergency, or if you need Campus Security, Fire, or Ambulance, dial 911 immediately.

Emergency Room
IU Health Bloomington Hospital
2651 E Discovery Pkwy

First Aid Station

The Intra-Collegiate Emergency Medical Services (IC-EMS) team will be located inside Lindley Hall. This first aid station will be able to take care of your minor first aid needs. IC-EMS is a student organization comprised of over 100 certified EMT-Basics and first aid personnel. For more information about IC-EMS visit their website.

IU Police (Non-Emergency)

Call 812-855-4111

University Police officers are on duty 24 hours every day. There are numerous emergency telephone call boxes located on campus that are a direct line to campus security at all times. These call boxes can be used to report criminal actions or other emergencies on campus.


Parking garages

IUB Surface lots


Remember your rocket fuel!

It’s always a good idea to bring snacks and water bottles (water filling stations are available in most buildings) to Science Fest so you don’t have to interrupt your fun to look for food. But if you’re still hungry, we have options! Plus, find lots of Bloomington dining options right through Sample Gates and across Indiana Ave.

Food Trucks

Watch for food trucks at Science Fest this year!

Kona Ice

Where: On the road just north of the Chemistry Building
When: 9am-3pm

La Poblana

Where: On the road just north of the Chemistry Building
When: 9am-3pm

Pili’s taco

Where: On the road just north of the Chemistry Building
When: 9am-3pm

At the IMU

Indiana Memorial Union
900 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405

Quarry Pie Co

Main Level, 11AM – 10:00PM

Our pizza is made fresh, on-site, and cooked to perfection in our fire oven. Grab a slice of pizza, breadsticks, or a side of salad.

Chocolate Moose

Main Level, with Sugar & Spice, 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Enjoy ice cream and milkshakes from the local favorite The Chocolate Moose.

Sugar & Spice

Main Level, with The Chocolate Moose, 10:00AM – 8:00PM

Pastries, cookies, and other sweet treats are made daily on site. Plus, coffee! 

The Mix

Main Level, 7:00AM – 10:00AM

Grab a quick breakfast!


First Floor, 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Your favorite coffee drinks and snacks

Union Market

Main Level, 10:00AM – 9:00PM

This market offers gift and necessity items as well as pre-packaged, grab-and-go foods.