The Festival of Science originated in 2002 and since then has been organized annually in June. The first day of the festival, a Sunday, takes the form of a scientific picnic in the streets of Zielona Góra. The academic staff and students of particular faculties present the most interesting projects developed in the shelter of laboratories or classrooms. On Mondays, the University invites local citizens to both Campuses in order to show the academic life from the inside. The primary purpose of the Festival is to popularize, promote and disseminate science and art. It is also aimed at presenting innovative methods of problem solution and the practical aspects of scientific and technical work which can be applied on an everyday basis.
Every year the Festival is organized under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, the Governor of the Lubuskie Province, the Province Marshall and the Mayor of Zielona Góra.