The fourth annual Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival was a great success! Many thanks to all who joined us to celebrate science and participated in the many activities throughout the week!

A very special thank you to all of our sponsors for your valuable contributions in helping us make this event a success.

We would also like to especially thank all of the volunteers, exhibitors and supporters of the festival who worked very hard to help create an energetic, fact-filled, fun -filled week of science events filled with hands- on learning, exploring and discovery.

See you on April 22-27, 2019 for the fifth annual Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival!

Older adults in select seniors’ centres will engage in interactive science presented by Entomica. 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.

To register your Retirement Residence contact:

Financial assistance for Science for Seniors – Insects for Seniors provided by the New Horizons for Seniors program through the Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development.

April 26, 2018 This annual event is offered by the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre to elementary school students from Grades 1 to Grade 8. Students will participate in hands-on activities, demonstrations and presentations featuring a wide variety of science exhibitors, all with the opportunity to meet and interact with scientists in the fields including biology, environmental sciences, computer sciences, robotics and technology, and so much more!

Special Registration required. For more information contact:

Math is all around us! From illusions to estimations, your students will be amazed at how much FUN math can be. Students will also explore animals and plants by counting, measuring and investigating symmetry found in the natural world. Explore the roles and impact of plants and insects on the ecosystem and the effects on arthropod populations due to predators, climate, environment and human impacts.

Registration is by invitation to local schools. For more information contact:

Financial assistance provided by Ministry of Education

The First People were scientists and innovators, carefully tracking and moving with the seasons and creating inventions that allowed them to survive in the northern forests of our country. With this close connection to the natural world, the Indigenous People of Canada developed a strong culture, rooted in respect for the environment.

Through this portable planetarium experience, designed for grades 4-8, students will learn about the Indigenous worldview and sit at the fire with two people who are connected to the traditional ways. They will leave the planetarium with an understanding of common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them.

Registration is by invitation to local schools. For more information contact:

Algoma University

Science North in partnership with Algoma University is excited to offer an action-packed experience for secondary schools. The seventh annual Science Olympics will provide the opportunity for teams of students from grades 9 to 12 to experience science challenges presented as a competition between multiple schools. Science Olympics aims to inspire interest and foster inquisition in science, engineering, and technology. It is a series of problem solving activities that provide fun hands-on learning and promote critical thinking processes.   Students will  apply their knowledge of science in creative ways and develop their  problem solving,  teamwork and collaboration skills.  New in 2018  special coding challenges will be included and will highlight the importance of coding, technology and science, and also aim to inspire interest and increase the digital literacy among secondary school students.

Support for this project provided by the Ministry of Education.

Special Registration Required. For more information contact:

Financial assistance for Science Olympics provided by CanCODE

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

An intellectual evening out! Adults will enjoy interactive and engaging science activities, fun games, workshops and presentations with music, a cash bar and live science shows.

Sex, Wine, and Chocolate – these are a few of our favourite things! Join us at the annual Hangar After Dark event. Compete in sexy trivia and wine twister and watch a LIVE sensational science show. Hear from special guest Dr. Amanda Roe about animal mating rituals and ignite your taste buds with wine and chocolate. Bring a friend, grab a drink and join us at the Canadian Heritage Bushplane Centre for a night out you can't find anywhere else.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres available for purchase.

Tickets: $17 (including HST)

Tickets will be available at the door at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre or by phone at 705.945.6242 ext. 202

The Machine Shop

Come celebrate science with us! This one day community celebration t provides families with the opportunity to participate in engaging, fun and interactive  science and technology activities.  Visit with well over 20 exhibitors showcasing presentations, science experiences and  and attractions, all using local and global science concepts and engineering principals. Also enjoy spectacular live science shows and other entertainment!

The Science Carnival will be featuring live entertainment from Imaginez Ensemblez Fireflies buskers throughout the event

Tickets are available at the door. Admission $2 per person or $10 per family (max 2 adults).

The Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival has been awarded the 2017 FEO Achievement Award in the category Best New Festival or Event $100,000 or less within the industry across the Province of Ontario.

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:

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The Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival group of partners includes: