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The Maine Science Festival is focused on celebrating and highlighting the science that happens in Maine on a daily basis, primarily through our Festival celebrations in March. But innovative and remarkable science happens every day in Maine, and our five day festival can’t cover it all. To keep a focus on Maine science throughout the year, and encourage people to join us at the full MSF, we’ve created MSF Pop-up events. These can be a talk, a presentation, a film screening – something that you would expect to find during the Festival itself, held in different locations around the state during other months.


Some of the MSF Pop-up events double as fundraisers for the MSF, to help us ensure that we can keep the festival weekend available to all.


Just like the full festival, MSF Pop-Up events cover a range of different types of events and sciences:

Fish Explorations! with Maine Discovery Museum and American Fisheries Society Student Subunit at the University of Maine; Bangor
Science on Tap Hits the Road: Fermentation Edition with UMaine WiSTEMM and Orchard Girls Cidery; Kingston
Science on Tap hits the road: Viruses & bacteria oh my! with WiSTEMM; Lewiston
Owl-Mania at Hirudno Wildlife Refuge Fall Fest; Old Town
Physics of the Bicycle; Bangor
The Mustard Seed Bookstore – Stories of Aquafarming in Maine; Bath
Maine Discovery Museum – Stories of Aquafarming in Maine; Bangor
Tap Takeover; Bangor
Salmon in Maine; Bangor
Aquaculture on Land; Bucksport
There’s Science in My Beer; Portland
Science behind Window Dressers; Bangor
The Story Collider: Breaking Boundaries, with The 1932 Criterion Theatre; Bar Harbor
Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century – a talk by Sylvia Earle, with University of Maine; Orono
City Nature Challenge, an international competition and celebration of wildlife in the Maine urban areas of Portland, Lewiston-Auburn, and Bangor (in 2018 and 2019)
Science of Gin with Project>Login; Portland
Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie; Bangor in 2017; Portland in 2019
Maine Digital Festival with Project>Login; Augusta
Science of Cocktails; Bangor
Manufacturing Business Showcase produced with Manufacturers Association of Maine; Biddeford



If you’re interested in hosting a MSF Pop-up Event, or would like to know more, email us at info@mainesciencefestival.org