Schedule of Events

64th Annual Montana Science Fair - University of Montana, Missoula

Download printable versions of the Schedule of Events with Campus Map here.


Parking Passes are required on Monday & Tuesday only. Passes may be purchased at the check-in table on Sunday & Monday in the Adams Center.  The cost for a pass is $3.50 per day. Buses can unload students in front of the Adams Center, then proceed to the parking lot at the Dornblaser Field (located near the intersection of Higgins and South Avenue).

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019

2:00–6:00 pm - Early Check-in begins in Adams Center, Main Foyer
You may also purchase parking passes at this time. Exhibit set-up will be on Monday morning ONLY.

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019

8:00 am12:00 pm - Exhibit Set-up in the Adams Center 
Students must remain at exhibits until they have been inspected by the Sign and Safety Committee.
Grades 6-8Adams Center Sports Arena (Lower Level)
Grades 9-12Adams Center North Level B (Main Level)

11:00 am–2:00 pm - University of Montana STEAM Lounge in the Adams Center, West Auxiliary Gym
Join UM researchers and scientists as they host hands-on activities in the UM STEAM Lounge!  Snacks will be provided.  Students, teachers and parents are welcome.

9:00 am–11:00 am - Planetarium Shows in the Star Gazing Room
View the wonders of the night sky and explore the cosmos at UM’s new planetarium housed in the beautiful Star Gazing Room located in the basement of the Payne Family Native American Center.  Planetarium Shows starting at 9:00 am with shows every 1/2 hour, The last show will be at 10:30 am.

12:00–1:00 pm - Lunch break for Student Exhibitors
On-campus food options include:
The Food ZooEmma B. Lommasson Center
The Food Court - University Center, 2nd Floor
Pizza Hut - University Center, 2nd Floor
Jus Chill'nUniversity Center, 1st Floor
The Market - University Center, 1st Floor

1:00 pm - Students to Return to Exhibits for Judging
Students must remain at exhibits at this time. No parents or teachers will be allowed on the exhibit floors.

12:00–6:00 pm - Judging

4:307:00 pm - Student "Free Time"

7:009:00 pm - Montana Science Fair - Open to Public
Winning exhibits can be viewed at this time.


8:009:00 am -  Montana Science Fair - Open to Public
Winning exhibits can be viewed at this time.

10:00 am12:00 pm - Awards Ceremony at the UM George & Jane Dennison Theatre