Thunder Bay Science Festival

The 7th annual Thunder Bay Science Festival will take place February 18-23!

Get ready for a fact-filled, fun-filled week of science events with hands-on learning, exploring and discovery.

New this year, join Entomica, a fantastic insectarium at the Science Carnival!

Join Science North for Snowday at Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina where we’ll have outdoor winter science on the go!

Date: Monday, February 18, 2019

Location: Marina Park (Sleeping Giant Pkwy)


Cost: FREE

Description: A regular event where nerds and those who love them get together to drink beer and give 20-ish-minute presentations to other nerds on subjects that are ostensibly of great interest to nerds. Past topics include the chemistry of coffee, meat-eating plants, how drug use affects the musical brain, and bike-nomics. It's like the Discovery Channel, with beer. Plus Trivia! This year’s festival line up included a researcher from Laurentian University, Dr. Thomas Merritt, discussing the genetics of what makes us a lefty or a righty. And one of Science North’s very own Staff Scientists, Kaitlin Richard, talking about how insects go “bump” in the night (wink!).

Date:Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Location:Sleeping Giant Brewery (712 Macdonell St)

Time: 7pm-9pm

Cost: FREE

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.

STEM Challenge 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. STEM Challenge aims to inspire interest and foster inquisition in science, engineering and technology.

Date: Tuesday, February 19 (French students) & Wednesday, February 20 (English students)
Registration is by invitation to secondary schools.
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This one-day community event provides families with the opportunity to participate in engaging, and fun science and technology activities, visit with well over 20 exhibitors showcasing presentations, labs and attractions, all using local and global science concepts and engineering principles. Also enjoy live science shows and entertainment for a festive event! Don’t forget to stop by the Entomica booth to handle live insects like you’ve never seen before!

Date: Saturday February 23, 2019

Location: Victoriaville Mall (125 Syndicate Ave S)

Time:1 pm - 5 pm

Cost: FREE