Science Festival Firing Up Local Community

Science North

Science and ResearchTHUNDER BAY – LIVING – The Thunder Bay Science Festival – the only festival of its kind in the area – kicked off Monday, February 19, and runs through to February 24, 2018. The Thunder Bay Science Festival will shine the spotlight on science and research happening right here in our community. It will also spark an interest in science among children, teens and adults by offering an opportunity to celebrate science in a fun and welcoming setting for all ages.
“Science North is proud to once again present the Thunder Bay Science Festival from our base in this community,” said Guy Labine, Science North CEO. “Our ‘Bluecoats’ look forward to engaging Festival-goers of all ages in the exciting roster of interactive events during this week. Attendees are sure to find the science experiences to be inspirational, educational and entertaining.”

The week-long event highlights science and technology through several activities including:

Nerd Nite 19+

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, @ 7 p.m. Location: Sleeping Giant Brewing Company Cost: FREE EVENT
A regular Science North 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. It’s like the Discovery Channel, with beer. Plus TRIVIA!

STEM Challenge 2018

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018. Registration is by invitation to secondary schools.
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 Carnival

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Victoriaville Centre: FREE EVENT
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! Face painting, circus performances and more!
The Thunder Bay Science Festival is supported by the City of Thunder Bay, Sleeping Giant Brewing Company and the Victoriaville Centre.

About Science North

Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North maintains the second- and eighth-largest science centres in Canada. Science North’s attractions include a science centre, IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel. In addition to the two science centres in Sudbury, Science North also oversees an award-winning Large Format Film production unit, as well as an Exhibit Sales and Service unit, which develops custom and ready-made exhibits and multimedia productions for sale or lease to science centres, museums, and other cultural institutions all over the world. Science North, in partnership with Laurentian University, have developed North America’s first and only comprehensive Science Communication program, a 10-month joint graduate diploma program. As part of its mandate, Science North provides science experiences throughout Northern Ontario including outreach to schools and festivals, summer science camps and more, and has a permanent base in Thunder Bay providing outreach to the Northwest. Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information please visit

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