Science Fair

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Science Fair


Tuesday Nov 06 07:30 PM
Wednesday Nov 07 07:30 PM
Thursday Nov 08 01:00 PM
Thursday Nov 08 07:30 PM
Friday Nov 09 01:00 PM
Friday Nov 09 07:00 PM
Saturday Nov 10 01:00 PM
Saturday Nov 10 04:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. USA. 2018. 90 min.  

Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. A winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, the film—from Fusion and Muck Media, directed by the DuPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster—offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women on a path to change their lives—and the world, through science.

On Friday, November 9th at 7pm, join us for special presentations by Hawai'i student scientists who participated in ISEF in 2018. They will share their science fair projects, which received awards at ISEF, before the screening of Science Fair at 7:30pm.

Speakers and presentations include: 

Samuel Cadotte, Kalaheo High School, Grade 12
"Using SONAR, LIDAR, and Computer Vision to Assist the Visually-Impaired"

Cindy Tsou, Mililani High School, Grade 12
"Enhancing Algal Bioremediation in Wastewater Using the Surface Plasmon Resonance of Silver Metal Nanoparticles as an Optical Nanofilter"

Benjamin Weiss & Kaitlynn Weiss, Kalaheo High School, Grades 12 & 9
"Improving Facial Expression Recognition in Parkinson's Disease Using Meditation"

Special thanks to our community partner Hawaii Academy of Science 

Read The New York Times review.

Read the Variety review.

The Honolulu Museum of Art is proud to participate in Science on Screen®, an initiative to offer creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. This is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 

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