Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the World Science Festival?

The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond.

 Where can I watch videos from previous Festivals?

A full archive of World Science Festival videos is available on YouTube. Subscribe to the World Science Festival YouTube channel to watch new videos throughout the year.

How do I become a member of the World Science Festival?

Sign up to support the World Science Festival as a member and join hundreds of people who help our organization share the wonder of scientific discovery. Please contact Kai Erlenbusch at for more information.

How do I donate to the World Science Festival?

Donate to support the World Science Festival’s efforts to share the wonder of scientific discovery. Please contact Kai Erlenbusch at for more information.

How can I bring the World Science Festival’s live programming directly to my community?

World Science Festival Live makes it possible for universities, cultural institutions, libraries and science clubs around the world to host their own events featuring the World Science Festival’s live programming.  For further information contact

How do I sign up to volunteer for the World Science Festival?

Join hundreds of science enthusiasts who make the World Science Festival a huge success by signing up to volunteer for the annual Festival, City of Science, and other events at

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How do I contact the World Science Festival?

Please send questions or comments to or refer to the contact page for more detailed information.

How do I purchase tickets?  

Information about the 2017 World Science Festival will be available in early 2017.  Please contact for ticket information on all other events.