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Thanks for the great weekend!

We wanted to take a minute to express a heartfelt thanks to all the partners, team members, venues, sponsors, and supporters of the inaugural Maine Science Festival, without whom the MSF would not have been such a rousing success. Our expectations were exceeded by leaps and bounds: our initial counts suggest that we were graced […]

It’s here, it’s here!!

Tonight the Maine Science Festival will begin! If you haven’t printed your schedule out yet, you can do so here. There are a few programs that offer online “pre-registration” due to limited space, so be sure to check the schedule. We are so excited to see all of you! We’re looking forward to a great […]

5 Minute Genius

On Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00pm the MSF will be presenting 5 Minute Genius. This event is gleefully stolen from the Cambridge Science Festival (where they call it “Big Ideas for Busy People”), and we will have science “rock stars” explain their work in non-jargon terms in 5 minutes (or less) followed with 5 minutes […]


Have you wondered how a festival with more than 45 events over two-and-half days could be available for free? There are two reasons: (1) our presenters, moderators, and team members have volunteered their talent and time to make the MSF happen. And (2) our incredibly generous sponsors have provided substantial financial support, because they believe […]

It’s the end of the world as we know it

“End Days” is a quirky yet heartwarming comedy about science, religion and family, written by Deborah Zoe Laufer and will be running at Penobscot Theatre in conjunction with the Maine Science Festival. Sylvia Stein, a former Jew who has converted to Christianity, has a very close relationship to Jesus–she sees and talks to him often. Due to this relationship, […]

Art Meets Science exhibit–deadline approaching

OPEN CALL for the 2015 “Art Meets Science” exhibit at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Curated by Art in Public Spaces for the fourth year, this juried and invitational exhibit features artists whose work reflects the research interests of scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory. This year the exhibit will be featuring forms, both 3D and 2D, […]

Only three more weeks!

Have you checked out the Maine Science Festival schedule yet? You can download a printed copy if you prefer paper or check it out online. There’s a separate schedule for each day, with the events listed with brief descriptions, times, locations and suggested appropriate ages. If you’re a parent and are planning to bring your child or children to the […]

Letting Teens Decide

Teen Science Cafés are informal yet interactive gatherings of teens and experts in science and technology. There are several of these café “hubs” in Maine, including the Blue Hill area, central Lincoln County and the Dexter/Dover region. Each Teen Science Café includes free food, a talk about a particular topic by an expert, then hands-on work and […]

CSI: Bangor

  You’ve examined the crime scene, gathered clues, ran lab tests and discovered…it was Professor Plum…with the candlestick…at the Maine Science Festival? Forensic science is a bit more complicated then a board game. Alicia Wilcox, Assistant Professor at Husson University’s School of Legal Studies, along with her forensic science students, will be setting up a simulated crime scene for festival goers […]