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Full 5-day program coming soon!
Science Trivia Night

March 22nd | 6:30-8:30 PM, Sea Dog Barrell Room, Bangor


Join fellow trivia players for a night of science trivia created especially for the Maine Science Festival!

Event type: trivia

Moderator: Matt Dexter

Recommended Audience: high school and up

Science on Tap presents: Bees!

March 23rd | 6:30-8:00 PM, Mason's Brewing Company, Brewer


Sometimes the best learning takes place in a bar. Relaxed atmospheres…..big science….  Science on Tap is a 21+ event.

Event type: Forum

Presenters:  Matt York, Head Brewer, Mason’s Brewing Company, Penobscot County Keepers

Moderator: Jen Shepard, Penobscot Theatre Company

Audience: 21+

5 Minute Genius™

March 24th | 6:30-8:30 PM, Bangor Arts Exchange, Bangor


5 Minute Genius™ features short, sharp talks by some of Maine’s finest scientists with 5 minutes per talk, plus 5 minutes for questions. Presenting a sprint through some of the most remarkable, cutting-edge science in Maine - you will feel like a genius in no time!

Event type: Presentation


Marko Pende, MDI Biological Laboratory 

Caitlin Howell, University of Maine

Dave Levine, IDEXX

Patrick Breeding, Dermarus

Ian Meng, University of New England

Moderator: Kate Dickerson, Maine Discovery Museum

Sponsor: Maine Technology Institute

Recommended Audience: high school and up

Teen Tech Night, Presented by Project>Login

March 24th | 4:30 - 7:00 PM, Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor

Hey, middle schoolers - discover the world of computers and information technology? Learn, share, collaborate, and explore cutting-edge software and web-based tools. With workshops and hands-on activities, the program is designed for maximum engagement! 



• Please bring a tablet, laptop, or smartphone. If you need to borrow one, email us at

• Drop-off event; pizza dinner provided for participants.

Event type: Middle school workshops, hands-on activities, sessions

Audience: middle schoolers


Exploration Stations - Engage, Examine, Experiment

March 25th | 9 AM - 4 PM

Cross Insurance Center Ballroom, Bangor

Roll up your sleeves and learn through various hands-on activities from scientists and practitioners around the state. Make sure to stop in and visit each activity and see how science is everywhere!

Event type: Hands-on

Recommended Audience: all ages

Science Board Games

March 26th | 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Queen City Cinema Club, Bangor

What do science, math, innovation, and board games have in common? A lot, actually! Come and enjoy some drop-in gaming at Queen City Cinema Club, hosted by the SnowCon gaming convention crew. From resource management to agriculture to space travel, SnowCon regulars will be available to teach gamers ages middle school and up how to play a curated selection of games to celebrate the Maine Science Festival! 


Event type: Games

Recommended Audience: middle school and up

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