Tap into your inner scientist with Taste of Science festival


Ever been curious about the science behind attraction, the composition of DNA or what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Peek into the minds of local scientists as they tackle such pressing issues — all while drinking a beer or sitting at a park during the 2018 Taste of Science festival.

The Fleet Science Center along with Scientists, Inc. are the two organizations behind the six-part informative and accessible science-centric series taking place from April 22-28.

While there are plenty of science events for youth, there are fewer opportunities for adults who are just as curious about scientific wonders. It might feel intimidating for some to attend a conference or academic event with professionals, so this event seeks to welcome adults of all backgrounds to learn about science.

At each day’s event, local researchers, scientists and experts will present information in their respective fields at public, casual spaces such as cafes, bars, museums and parks. Taste of Science currently takes place in 16 other major cities including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston and Tampa.

Tickets are available online; general admission is $5 and premium tickets, which include a taste of science pint glass, are $8. Locations and time vary.

Taste of Science Festival Events

Sunday, April 22

Climate Science: Past, Present & Future

Featuring: Jennifer Burney, Jeff Severinghaus and Kate Furby

Time: 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

Wavelength Brewing, 236 Main St., Vista

Monday, April 23

Finding & Making Love: The Science of Sex & Attraction

Featuring: Pascal Gagneux and Cory Miller

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Iron Fist Brewing, 1985 National Ave., #1132, Barrio Logan

Tuesday, April 24

Gene Editing: A CRISP(R) Explanation

Featuring: Eugene Yeo and Allison Songstad

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Thorn Street Brewing, 3176 Thorn St., North Park

Wednesday, April 25

Tracking Your Health: Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Featuring: Satchin Panda and Eric Hekler

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Green Flash Brewing, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., Mira Mesa

Thursday, April 26: Let’s Get Personal: 23 & You

Featuring: Abraham Palmer and Jonathan Sebat

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Stone Brewing and World Bistro & Garden Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station

Saturday, April 28: Zombies & Aliens: Science or Fiction?

Featuring: Brad Voytek and Shelley Wright

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Park & Rec, 4612 Park Blvd., University Heights