The Maine Science Festival is an independently funded program of the Maine Discovery Museum, and is the first and only science festival in Maine. The MSF launched in 2015 and is a celebration of the national and world leading science by the Mainers who do it. At the five day March festival we host (free of charge**) more than 70 + activities and events showcasing the remarkable work happening in Maine daily. With forums, shows, talks, art exhibits, and an array of workshops and hands-on activities for all ages, we bring Maine science to the public. Since our inaugural festival in 2015, more than 50,000 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.


In addition to the festival, we also run and partner with others to have MSF Pop-up events throughout the year in locations around the state. It’s a way to remind people that science is happening every day and that these events are just a sample of what to expect at the full Maine Science Festival.


If you’d like to see the programs from our previous festivals, please click on the year or link below:

2019 At a Glance schedule
2018 Maine Science Festival Program  (pocket program)
2017 Maine Science Festival Program
2016 Maine Science Festival Program
2015 Maine Science Festival Program 


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 an independently funded program of the Maine Discovery Museum, and is 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.