The Funhouse Science fair returns

The Great Return: Orcas Island Celebrates Its Beloved Science Fair After a Four-Year Hiatus

Come and join us on Saturday, April 27th from 12-4 PM as we celebrate our 20th Science Fair at the Funhouse Commons! This beloved tradition, which began in 2001, showcases and inspires the scientific discoveries made by young minds. After a four-year hiatus, we are thrilled to bring this event back and infuse our community with new energy.

All Orcas K-12 students are invited to register their projects for the fair. We also welcome passionate community members who are dedicated to conservation and environmental science to share their work as vendors or volunteers. If you’re interested in participating, please contact

The Science Fair will have an Earth Day theme and will feature free food and beverages, live music, community exhibits, and impressive displays from our young participants. Each participant will receive an award, with the top three projects in elementary, middle, and high school categories chosen by our esteemed judges. The coveted Richie Moore “Rocket Ship of Wonder” will be awarded to the best-in-show projects.

Prizes for the competition include: High School – 1st place $500, 2nd place $350, 3rd place $250; Middle School – 1st place $250, 2nd place $150, 3rd place $100; Elementary – 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50.

We need your help to make this event a success! We are seeking support from the community to raise $5,000 to cover food and beverage costs, awards and prizes supplies for the event. Volunteers are also needed to assist with setup activities and cleanup. Your tax-deductible donation or volunteer time is greatly appreciated! Remember it takes a village and a Funhouse to create magic!

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