OIST Science Festival 2022

YouTube Livestreaming

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Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022 Morning: 10:00~12:00 or Afternoon 14:00~16:00

Venue:OIST Auditorium or Online(YouTube)

Download the guid books(PDF/1.6MB) here:
Morning Session
Afternoon Session

OIST Science Festa 2022 will be a hybrid event that can be attended at the OIST Auditorium (reservations required) or online. This year, we have prepared a program to see and experience science, including an interactive science show in the OIST Auditorium! Unfortunately, there will be no campus tours or participatory experiment programs in the laboratories this year.

*The event may be held online only, depending on the status of the Covid-19.

How to join

Join at OIST Auditorium

*Reservation required. Due to limited availability, you may only register and attend one session, in the morning or in the afternoon.

▽Morning:10:00-12:00  ▽Afternoon:14:00-16:00
Maximum capacity:300 guests each session
Application period:October 17 (Monday) - October 30 (Sunday)
*The result of the lottery was sent to each applicant on November 12.

※If there are too many applicants, a drawing will be held. The result of the lottery will be announced by November 2 (Wed.).

Join via YouTube

Pre-registration is recommended.


Time Morning session
9:30-10:00 Doors open
10:00-10:05 Opening Remarks
10:05-10:45 Magic of Science: Let's make a giant cloud!
10:50-11:15 Zoom campus tour: Discover the Secrets of OIST *Japanese Only
11:20-12:00 Inside of the world of Microbes
12:00-13:00 Tour of OIST Tunnel Gallery

Note:You can only attend either the AM or PM session that you have reserved.

Time Afternoon session
13:30-14:00 Doors open
14:00-14:05 Opening remarks
14:05-14:45 Magic of Science: Let's make a giant cloud!
14:50-15:15 Zoom campus tour: Discover the Secrets of OIST *Japanese Only
15:20-16:00 Welcome to the World of Shark
16:00-17:00 Tour of OIST Tunnel Gallery 



Science Programs

10:05-10:45(Morning)/14:05-14:45(Afternoon) Auditorium All agesScience show

Magic of Science: Let's make a giant cloud! 

Theodoros Bouloumis
Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit
Welcome to the magical world of science. What is it like to be inside a cloud? Can you see the flowing air? Fire magic? An eye-opening experience awaits you!
10:50-11:15(Morning)/14:50-15:15(Afternoon) Zoom Campus tour All ages OIST tour(Zoom)

Discover the Secrets of OIST!

OIST Community Relations
Explore OIST labs you wouldn't normally see! Live streaming so you can ask the scientists any questions you want! This is an exploration tour for both adults and children. *This program will be available only online and you will not be able to enter the labs.
11:20-12:00(Morning session only) Auditorium All ages

Inside of the world of Microbes

Jigyasa Arora
Membranology Unit Unit
What do you think of the Microbes? Good or bad? What is the difference between people who catch a cold and those who don't? Let's find out !
15:20-16:00(Afternoon session only) Auditorium All ages

Welcome to the World of Shark​

Fabienne Ziadi
Nonlinear and Non-equilibrium Physics Unit
What do you think of sharks? Are they scary fish that attack living creatures? This is a time full of information that will turn your image of sharks upside down. You will be a shark expert after seeing this! Using actual specimens, the docter of Shark will explain the differences between sharks and other fish, and how to distinguish between male and female sharks.


Parking information for on-site participants

Participants in Science Festa 2022 may use the OIST Village Center parking lot and multi-story parking garage. Please refer to the link below when coming by car and follow the guidance of the staff on the day of the event.


Food truck is coming!

The Food truck will be open from 12:00-13:00 and 16:00-17:00 in the parking lot next to the OIST auditorium. Enjoy a delicious meal with your friends, and family!

MILK BOMB Tapioca Milk tea
Passo Spare ribs, yogurt cake
Cricket House Korean chicken, Taiwan fruits tea
Churana Okinawan icecream

*No one other than the reserved participants will be allowed to enter the venue and purchase food and beverages. Please note that the food trucks will be cancelled in case of bad weather.


Contact information

OIST Community Relations:E-mail: visit-us@oist.jp

*We cannot accept reservations by phone.