Hands-on activities, interactive displays, educational games, and much more!

Dive into creativity and discovery with REEF at the second annual Arts & Science Festival! This family-friendly event will feature numerous local artists and environmental organizations sharing hands-on activities. The Arts & Science Festival aims to engage our community and show how arts can connect the public to science and conservation. There will be interactive displays, activities, and booths to attract and engage audiences with science, conservation, and the environment. Along with educational games and activities, REEF will provide hands-on art activities for all attendees. The REEF Arts & Science Festival is free and open to all ages! 

If you have any questions, please email Madalyn Mussey, REEF Education Manager: Ocean Explorers Programs, at madalyn@REEF.org or call our office at 305-852-0030. Please complete the vendor application linked below if you'd like to become a vendor at the event. We'll reach out to all vendors closer to the event with updates. 

Why Arts & Science? 

REEF is working with the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the State of Florida, the Department of State, the Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and private donations to provide educational programming, workshops, and events aligning with our Arts & Science Initiatives. Combining arts and science enriches both fields, fostering imagination and creativity. Artistic expression in any form stimulates creativity, which is essential for scientific innovation. Likewise, science and conservation can inspire new artistic techniques and perspectives. 

The arts can communicate complex scientific concepts in accessible and engaging ways, making science and conservation more relatable and understandable to all. Diversity is one of nature's greatest strengths, and it should be ours as well. Integrating the two fields provides opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and skills to contribute to ocean conservation, fostering inclusivity and diversity in our community. 


Vendor Application

Check out our list of partners and vendors attending the 2024 Arts & Science Festival! 

Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation

Coral Restoration Foundation


Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

Fossilized in Florida

Go With the Ocean Flow - Art by Britt

History of Diving Museum


Jellyfish Daydreams - Artist Cassandra Clark


Monroe County Public Library - Key Largo Branch

Mote Marine Laboratory

Scott Klimek Art


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Sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and private donations.