Thank you to everyone who attended The fifth annual Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival! It was a great success and we’re already looking forward to next year. A special thank you to festival partners and sponsors. See you on April 20 -25, 2020!

The week-long event will highlight science, and technology through several activities:

Test your science knowledge by joining us on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019  @ 7:00 p.m. at the James L. McIntyre

Centennial Library, 50 East St.

Tickets  $15.00 each or teams of four $50.00

Tickets available for purchase at the Centennial Library or Korah Branch.

Limited seating is available. Prizes and Cash Bar.

Hosted by the Sault. Ste. Marie Public Library -

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.

Registration is by invitation to retirement residences. To register your Retirement Residence 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:

Supported by the Ministry of Education.

Mysteries of the Great Lakes highlights the need for preservation and conservation, and showcases the amazing geography, ecology, science and history of one of the largest freshwater resources in the world.

Franco has been employed at Science North for over 32 years and is passionate about communicating the wonder of the natural world. To Franco, the most important stories are those of people dedicated to saving and restoring endangered species that depend on the lakes. Franco’s presentation will explore what fascinating things scientists have learned about the Fowlers Toad of Lake Erie and the Pitcher Thistle plant of Lake Huron/Lake Superior, why they are endangered, and what is being done to restore them.

Tuesday April 23, 2019
Registration is by invitation to schools.

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 2019  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.

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

Supported by the Ministry of Education.

April 25, 2019 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!

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

Machine Shop

This community event provides science and technology fun for the whole family!

Kids, parents, grandparents, neighbours, friends and relatives - get ready to explore, discover and peak your curiosity with over 20 science, technology and engineering exhibitor hands -on activities.

Get buggy with exotic insects from Entomica, place an order with Sault College’s Chef and Waiter Robotic arm, get up close and personal with a sea lamprey, dig for worms, program some robots, craft some scientific art, do some trading at the Northern Nature Trading station with the Canadian Heritage Bushplane Centre, kids yoga, and so much more!

Delight and discover in live science shows delivered by Science North’s very own Bluecoats in 'Light Me Up' and 'Hot & Cold'. Plus – get your facepainted, take home a balloon character from The Balloon Guy, or take a selfie with ARTIE the robot!

Admission (cash only)
$2 per person/$10 per family

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:

The Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival is presented by Sault Ste. Marie science, technology, cultural, and educational institutions, under the direction of Science North.

A collaborative venture under the direction of:

Co-presented by:


A Proud Member of:

Interested in becoming a Festival Sponsor? Please contact:
Lora Clausen, Staff Scientist & Festival Chair ext. 342