UPDATE: As of 3 PM Thursday, March 12th, the Festival has canceled this event.  Please visit the website for future Maine Science Festival events that will be happening this year.

 

The Maine Science Festival will take place from Wednesday, March 18th to Sunday, March 22nd at various locations throughout the Bangor region.

As the first and only festival like it in the State of Maine, get ready for dozens of activities and events that aim to focus on learning about the science around us here in Maine and beyond into the universe.

The festival will also include a commissioned symphonic piece about climate change in the Gulf of Maine called 'The Warming Sea' which will be performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and composed by the BSO music conductor Lucas Richman.

To get you ready for what's coming and to plan out what you want to do, here is a full list of events including links for the 5 day festival.  Find more information at the Maine Science Festival website or their Facebook page.  They also have an app!

Wednesday, March 18th

Climate Change Art at the Maine Discovery Museum, 10 AM - 5 PM

MSF Science Trivia Night, various locations, 6:30 - 7:00 start time

Safety Net - Pre-Show Session, Bangor Opera House, 6 PM

 

Thursday, March 19th

Climate Change Art at the Maine Discovery Museum, 10 AM - 5 PM

Safety Net - Pre-Show Session, Bangor Opera House, 6 PM

Science on Tap: Science of Sleep, Black Bear Brewing Company, 7:30 PM

 

Friday, March 20th

Climate Change Art at the Maine Discovery Museum, 10 AM - 5 PM

Tech Night, Maine Discovery Museum, 4:30 PM - 7 PM

We Are Stars, Emera Astronomy Center and M.F. Jordan Planetarium, 7 PM

Safety Net - Pre-Show Session, Bangor Opera House, 7 PM

5 Minute Genius, Bangor Arts Exchange, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 

Saturday, March 21st

Exploration Stations: Engage-Examine-Experiment, Cross Insurance Center, 9 AM - 4 PM

Immersive Environments, Cross Insurance Center, 9 AM - 4 PM

Crustaceans in Maine: a new look, Cross Insurance Center, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Science in the Field - instrument petting zoo, Cross Insurance Center, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Science of Sleep, Maine Discovery Museum, 10 AM - 11 AM

Climate Conversations, Cross Insurance Center, 10 AM - 3 PM

Maine Invention Convention, Cross Insurance Center, 10 AM - 3 PM

Climate Change Art at the Maine Discovery Museum, 10 AM - 5 PM

Climate change and ocean resources, Cross Insurance Center, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Radical Reactions, Bangor Public Library, 11 AM - 12 PM

Understanding Addiction, Cross Insurance Center, 11 AM - 12 PM

NISE net presents: Earth, Space and Universe: The science of our home world and beyond, Maine Discovery Museum, 11 AM - 4 PM

Euclid in the Vernacular: Geometry as the Pathway to all Mathematics, Cross Insurance Center, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Maine Climate Council, Cross Insurance Center, 12 PM - 1 PM

MSF Films: Student Film Competition, Cross Insurance Center, 12:30 PM - 1 PM

Science Goes to the Dogs, Cross Insurance Center, 1 PM - 2 PM

This Is What an Economist Looks Like, Cross Insurance Center, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Sinking of the Titanic... It's Not What You Think, Cross Insurance Center, 2 PM - 3 PM

From Maine to the Stars, Cross Insurance Center, 3 PM - 4 PM

Science Board Gaming, Maine Discovery Museum, 4:30 PM - 8 PM

Safety Net - Talkback, Bangor Opera House, 5:15 PM

Safety Net - Pre-Show Session, Bangor Opera House, 7 PM

 

Sunday, March 22nd

When does a rabbit go thump?, BriarPatch, 11 AM - 12 PM

Climate Change Art at the Maine Discovery Museum, 11 AM - 4 PM

Off-shore wind: from the UK to Maine, Epic Sports, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Science Scavenger Hunt, Maine Discovery Museum, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Emera Astronomy Center and M.F. Jordan Planetarium presents Expedition Reef, University of Maine, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Maine's Coastal Marshes: homegrown climate change mitigation, Maine Discovery Museum, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

NISE net presents: Earth, Space, and Universe: The science of our home world and beyond!, Maine Discovery Museum, 1 PM - 2 PM

Don't Blame the Sound Person: The Science Behind Bad Sound, Queen City Cinema Club, 1 PM - 2 PM

Emera Astronomy Center and M.F. Jordan Planetarium presents Magic Tree House: Space Mission, University of Maine, 2 PM - 3 PM

The Warming Sea, Collins Center for the Arts, 3 PM

Penobscot Theatre presents Safety Net, Bangor Opera House, 3 PM

Emera Astronomy Center and M.F. Jordan Planetarium presents Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights, University of Maine, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Find more information at the Maine Science Festival website or their Facebook page.