The Maine Science Festival (MSF) takes place every March at Cross Insurance Center and several other locations in downtown Bangor, Maine such as Maine Discovery Museum. A five-day fair is dedicated to science, technology, innovation, and engineering. The festival includes more than 70 free events and activities for all ages. In particular, forums, discussions, talks, exhibits, films, hands-on experiences, and demonstrations.
The Maine Science Festival attracts about 50,000 attendees every year. It celebrates national and world-leading science and technology and showcasing Mainers who do it, inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Several special events of the MSF provide an insight into achievements of the Maine science. Science on Tap showcases Maine scientists who research a topic like Some of the Seven Deadly Sins; Mythbusting—MSF Style; and Fermentation. Science on Tap is an adults-only event held on a Thursday evening. Tech Night on Friday provides an opportunity for younger attendees to learn about information technology, cutting-edge software, and internet-based tools. Only middle school students can access the Tech Night event. The 5 Minute Genius features short five-minute presentations by some of Maine’s best scientists on various topics. It is recommended for ages 12 and up, and happens on Friday. Exploration Stations is a day of hands-on activities, dedicated to a wide range of science for all ages.