About the Baltimore Science Fair
In 1956, the Kiwanis Club of North Baltimore ( currently known as the Towson - Timonium Kiwanis Club), cognizant of the need to promote the study of science, took initial steps to organize the Baltimore Science Fair within the network of local and regional fairs established by Science Service. The Kiwanians made arrangements for the public, private and parochial school in Baltimore City to to hold science fairs in their schools, with each selecting three winners to compete in the Baltimore Science Fair. The first fair was held with the co-sponsorship of the Johns Hopkins University in the universities Homewood Gymnasium. In 1957, the Baltimore County schools were added to the competition. For the 28th Annual Baltimore Science Fair, the fair was relocated to Towson State University, who joined Towson - Timonium Kiwanis as a co-sponsor. From 1960 to 2006, all senior and junior high (middle) schools of Baltimore City, and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties have been invited to participate in the fair. For 2007 and beyond, all senior and junior high (middle) schools in Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (including the Ingenuity Project) in Baltimore City will be invited.  We have now added Cecil County to our territory in 2012.
As an incentive for the students to participate in their local school fair and the Baltimore Science Fair, the sponsors will arrange for the two Grand Prize winners in Division I (high school) and their teachers to attend the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF).
In 2018, the ISEF will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13 - 18, 2018.  Many other independent awards are also offered. Division I involves students in grades 9-12, and Division II involves students in grades 6-8

In reviewing the exhibits at the Science Fair, the public experiences the end result of a cooperative effort. We hope it makes you more aware of the science potential of middle and high school students and that it motivates parents to encourage the academic development of their children.

The Fair is a charitable tax-exempt organization as recognized by the IRS Code 501 (c)(3).