The Mastodon Fair is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports K-12th grade students, teachers, and parents. Our mission is the promotion of art and science education through competitive events, science coach programs, teacher workshops, social media, and public events with hand-on activities and demonstrations. We strive to inspire students to explore the Art in Science and the Science in Art.
Our main event is an annual regional art and science competition held each March at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. As one of the largest combined art and science fair in the United States, we want to help students achieve the goal of submitting creative and innovative science and art exhibits that will help to further their education and inspire creativity. With the help of sponsorship and donations we then assist with sending the top students on to compete at an international level at events such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Broadcom Masters, and the Genius Olympiad.
The focus of the Mastodon Fair is stability, sustainability, and impact. We hope that by participating in the various events and activities we offer, students will be inspired to strive for knowledge and apply that knowledge throughout their lives to the benefit of themselves and their communities.