About the MSF

Science is Everywhere

The Maine Science Festival, launched in 2015, is a celebration of science spanning four days over the third weekend of March. Held annually with more than 60 events and activities for all ages, the MSF is committed to dissecting, exploring and celebrating the remarkable science, engineering, mathematics and technology happening in Maine every day.

The MSF brings together Maine’s premier, nationally renowned science organizations for an exploration of science via include forums, hands-on activities, workshops, exhibits, and films. Since our inaugural festival in 2015, more than 30,000 people have joined with us to celebrate Maine science, and we are proud to highlight not only the remarkable work happening everyday throughout Maine, but the remarkable people who make it happen. Maine has national and world leaders in many scientific fields, and the MSF is thrilled to showcase them and their work. For an example of how we do this, please check out the 2015 program; the 2016 program; and/or the 2017 program.

Almost every MSF event is available free-of-charge all weekend – thanks to our sponsors and partners – keeping the MSF available to all.** The MSF is set up to ensure that all Mainers have the opportunity to attend and learn about science in a unique and innovative way. By doing this, we allow festival-goers, especially those in middle school and high school, to get inspired by the many different types of science, technology, engineering and research that is happening in Maine on a daily basis.

Join us at the MSF, where you’ll find out what we know: Maine scientists and engineers are among the best the in the country and the world, and that science is everywhere!

The Maine Science Festival is proud to be a program of the Maine Discovery Museum, and a member of the Science Festival Alliance.

 

**The only current exception is our headliner; we are working to keep virtually every MSF event free, and will only charge for those events that come with significant costs. If you are interested in helping, please consider becoming a sponsor or donating.