HAYWARD -- Science in the Park returns Saturday to Alden E. Oliver Sports Park near the Hayward/Union City border.

The free family-friendly event will include hands-on science experiments, live animal demonstrations, health screenings, environmental education, an egg drop contest, water rocket launches, obstacle courses, spin art bikes, free flu shots and live entertainment.

The event is sponsored by the Hayward Education Foundation, the New Haven Schools Foundation, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Alameda County and community organizations.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2580 Eden Park Place off Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward. For more information go to www.scienceinthepark.org.