The Maine Science Festival, launched in 2015, is held annually with events across Downtown Bangor, Maine and at the Cross Insurance Center. We bring scientists and engineers from all over Maine to Bangor for the third weekend in March and explore, dissect, and celebrate the remarkable science happening in Maine. More than 22,000 people have celebrated Maine science in our first two festivals.
Using workshops, forums, hands-on activities, exhibits, films, and talks, we spend the weekend celebrating, dissecting and exploring the remarkable science happening in Maine on a daily basis. the MSF has more than 50 events and activities available throughout the weekend, with almost every MSF event available free-of-charge – thanks to our sponsors and partners. The only current exception is our headliner/keynote address.** We have made the decision to keep the MSF available to all, to ensure that all Mainers have the opportunity to attend and learn about science in a unique and innovative way.
**We are working to keep virtually every MSF event free, and will only charge for those events that come with significant costs.
The MSF has brought together Maine’s premier, nationally renowned science organizations for the first time under one roof. The MSF has partners from throughout the state of Maine from Fort Kent to Kennebec, helping Mainers recognize the contributions of science to society, and highlighting the emerging fields in engineering, science, mathematics, and technology that are critical for Maine. Just as important, the MSF allows festival-goers, especially those in middle school and high school, to get inspired by the many different types of science and technology that is happening in Maine.
The Maine Science Festival is a proud member of the Science Festival Alliance.
Bangor, Maine 04401, United States. 03.17.2017 - 03.19.2017
Founder and director of the Maine Science Festival