2020 Maine Science Festival
As part of Maine Public's support and recognition of the importance of providing educational opportunities for Maine, we are continuing in our role as Atmospheric Sponsor of the Maine Science Festival (MSF). Launched in 2015, the MSF is a celebration of science with workshops, forums, talks, presentations, exhibits, films and hands-on activities. With more than 70 + activities and events over five days, there is guaranteed to be a session that will appeal to every Mainer. Most of the events are free to the public. The MSF is committed to dissecting, exploring and celebrating the remarkable science, engineering, mathematics and technology happening in Maine every day.
This year in celebration of Maine;s Bicentennial, the Maine Science Festival will be shining an even larger spotlight on Maine science in 2020 with the first-ever all-Maine Headliner event: a Bangor Symphony Orchestra concert program exploring one of the state's most treasured assets — the ocean. The MSF has commissioned Grammy-award winner Lucas Richman (composer, and music conductor for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra) to write a symphonic piece about climate change in the Gulf of Maine: The Warming Sea. This piece will have its world premiere at a Bangor Symphony Orchestra concert (Masterworks IV: Sounds of the Sea) on Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 pm that will double as the 2020 Maine Science Festival headliner and is also a Maine Bicentennial event.
Maine Public members get a special discount to this concert. Use the code MPR15 when purchasing tickets.
MSF is also partnering with Penobscot Theatre Company for the Maine premiere of Safety Net. This new play addresses the impact of opioids on a small town. There will be several MSF events looking at the science and research of addiction.
For more details, updates and information visit the festival's website mainesciencefestival.org.