Join us on October 21-26, 2019 for the third annual North Bay Science Festival. This is truly a festival for all ages, and includes a celebration of science and technology in a fun and dynamic setting.

Students will start the day with Coding Unplugged, a great introduction to computational thinking and problem-solving. Students will then learn the basics of coding to control robots and design an innovative solution to a real-world challenge. Students will need to innovate, think critically, and work collaboratively to solve the open-ended problem. Using technology as a tool, students will be engaged in a full day of math using robots.

Date: November 12 – 16, 2018

For Elementary schools. Registration required. For more information contact:

Come and Celebrate the geek in all of us!

Ignite presenters will share their passion for Innovation and applied Sciences to inform, educate and inspire others in Innovation and Science in action.

Date: Tuesday November 13 2018
Time: 7pm -9pm
Hosted By: Ignite North Bay
Tickets: $10 per person (includes complimentary beer, general seating and after party treats.

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Special Registration Required

Science North is excited to offer an action-packed experience for secondary schools that will provide an opportunity for teams of students from grades 9 to 12 to experience science challenges competing against the clock.
Science Olympics is a series of problem solving activities that provide fun hands-on learning and require students to apply their problem solving skills and knowledge of science in creative ways. Science Olympics aims to inspire interest and foster inquisition in science, engineering and technology.

Date: Thursday November 15th and Friday November 16th 2018

For secondary schools. Registration required. For more information contact:

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Film: Science North’s Wildfires film reveals science of fire from the first small spark to the intensity of a full-scale wildfire. Journey with a ground crew into the remote wilderness as they battle to contain the rapidly spreading fire. the largest freshwater resources in the world.

Join special guest speakers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, North Bay to learn more about the science of wildfires and their effect on our environment.

Date: Wednesday November 14 2018

Daytime Presentation for Elementary School Students, special registration required Evening Presentation for General Public; 7pm.

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Location: St. Joseph-Scollard Hall
675 O'Brien St, North Bay, ON P1B 9R3

Older adults in select seniors’ centres will engage in interactive science presented by Entomica, from Sault Ste. Marie, ON . Live, hands-on insect displays and some of the world’s most beautiful bugs will allow older adults to experience the exotic world of insects along with the opportunity to hold these wondrous creatures, and interact with real scientists eager to share their passion and expertise in the field. 

Date: Friday November 16 2018

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This one day community event provides families with the opportunity to participate in engaging, and fun science, innovation and technology activities. Visit with well over 20 exhibitors showcasing presentations, labs and attractions, all using local and global science concepts and engineering principals. Also enjoy spectacular shows such as live science shows.

Date: Saturday November 17th 2018
Time: 11AM – 4PM
Location: 22 Wing Fitness and Wellness Facility/CFB North Bay

For any questions regarding the festival, or if you are interested in sponsoring the festival, or would like to be considered as an exhibitor you may contact us at:

Insulin. Stem cells. Plate tectonics. Weather forecasting. These are just a few of the breakthrough discoveries by Canadian scientists that have made a dramatic and lasting impact on our world.

Bravo to the North Bay Science Festival for giving people of all ages the opportunity to learn, discover and connect with science right here in our community. Congratulations on your second annual event and thank you for taking us on this amazing voyage.

Anthony Rota,
Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Temiskaming

Welcome to North Bay!

On behalf of City Council and the citizens of North Bay, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all those attending the 2018 North Bay Science Festival running November 12 – 17, 2018.

North Bay is very proud to host this Annual Festival, and I know you will find our hospitality enthusiastic and friendly and the Festival second to none.

We recognize the hard work that is involved in organizing this event and congratulate The North Bay Science Festival Organizing Committee for a job well done.

For those of you from out of town, we hope that you will take some time to enjoy our City’s sights and hospitality. Here in the City of North Bay, we feel very fortunate to have the best of culture, entertainment, shopping, dining and accommodation that make this City – a great City! We hope that your stay with us will be an enjoyable and memorable one.

Best wishes.


Al McDonald
City of North Bay

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