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Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous is an annual free national one-day festival of events which:

  • showcases the passion and importance of science and research
  • engages and informs people of all ages about science and science literacy
  • encourages young people to think about scientific careers
  • allows universities and other scientific institutions to thank the public for their support
  • trains scientists to engage the public and make science accessible

The primary audience is families with children, but activities appeal to people of all ages.

Children at Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous Kingston

Science Rendezvous Kingston has provided unique opportunities for learners of all ages to engage with physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy and engineering.

In the past, it has been held in May and has involved faculty and students from the three post-secondary institutions in the area, secondary school students, and members of other scientific and technological institutions, in a collaborate effort to celebrate science and technology with the Kingston public.

Chemistry magic at Science Rendezvous

New at Science Rendezvous 2015, which will take place on May 9:

  • Orkin Canada: The Incredible World of Bugs

    Orkin Canada proudly presents The Incredible World of Bugs, The John G. Powers Exhibit

  • The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC): The Giant Colon

    A gigantic inflatable human colon.

Stay posted for more news.

Science Rendezvous 2014


The City of Kingston Proclamation on Science Rendezvous Day

Look Who's Talking About Science Rendezvous

Rick Mercer on Science Rendezvous

Ted Hsu on Science Rendezvous

Mayor Gerretson on Science Rendezvous

W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Robotics on Science Rendezvous

Henk Wevers on Science Rendezvous

Princess Animal Hospital on Science Rendezvous

Loock Laser Lab Science Rendezvous

Constable Jeff Dickson on Science Rendezvous

Constable Jeff Dickson with Zeus.

Please join the Kingston Police Force Canine unit at the Rogers K-Rock on Sat May 3rd.

SNOLab on Science Rendezvous

SNOLab group members in the lab.

We are a team of grad students in astroparticle physics working with the SNOLab group. We welcome you at the SR to learn about spongy fluid and liquid magnet.

Queen's University Bio Station on Science Rendezvous

A woman standing in front of a hanging bird feeder in a snowy forest.

Birds of a feather flock together at Science Rendezvous! I'm Carolyn, from the Queen's U Bio Station, and I'll see you there!

Queen's Clinical Simulation Centre on Science Rendezvous

"Hi, we're Maggie and Emily, from the Clinical Simulation Centre at Queen's. Please join us at Science Rendezvous to try out trainers students practice with while learning to become health care professionals."

Kaitlin McSorley on Science Rendezvous

Woman standing in front of rows of potted plants.

I am an environmental scientist and I am a presenter at Science Rendezvous. Plants have powers!

Science Rendezvous 2013


City of Kingston Science Rendezvous Proclamation

Science Rendezvous 2011


  • Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience
  • Royal Military College (Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, & Physics)
  • Let’s Talk Science
  • Queen’s Chemistry Grad Students
  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre
  • Miller Museum of Geology
  • Queen’s Solar Design Team
  • St. Lawrence Energy House
  • The Montgomerie Lab
  • The Museum of Health Care
  • The Queen’s Phytotron
  • The Queen’s Observatory
  • The Aquatic Ecosystems Health Lab
  • The Pump House Steam Museum
  • The Maclachlan Woodworking Museum
  • Dr. Henk Wevers (Queen's Mechanical Engineering)
  • Dr. Philip Jessop (Queen's Chemistry)
  • Dr. Barrie Frost (Queen's Psychology and Biology)
  • Bob Macdonald (Host of Quirks & Quarks)
  • Dr. Joe Schwarcz (Mcgill Office of Science & Society)