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Maine Science Festival in Bangor a delight for enthusiasts and curious minds

The Maine Science Festival will host more than 70 events and activities Wednesday through Sunday.

BANGOR, Maine — If you've ever wanted to learn more about science, the Maine Science Festival held in Greater Bangor may be a great opportunity for you. 

Hosted by The Maine Discovery Museum, more than 70 events spread from Wednesday through Sunday will touch on topics like marine science, AI technology, agriculture studies, and more. 

The festival's headlining event this year is partnered with the Penobscot Theatre Company, which will be putting on a performance of "Queen" by Madhuri Shekar.

Along the same topic, you can learn more about how pollinators like bees affect the taste of what's on tap at Mason's Brewing Company in Brewer. That event will be hosted by the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association. 

"Talk to A Genius" is also making a return, allowing folks to speak with and ask questions with cutting-edge scientists working right here in Maine.

Event coordinator Angela Smith said it has been a fan favorite by festivalgoers for a while. 

"We bring in scientists from around Maine and researchers, and we give them five minutes to speak in plain terms so that anyone can understand," Smith said. "It's fun, it's fast-paced, and it's super informative. ... You learn about all of these amazing things you would've never known was happening right outside your doorstep." 

Smith said she expects about 10,000 people in total to attend the five-day festival. 

A full list of events is available on the Maine Science Festival's website. 

Events kicked off Wednesday, March 22, and will conclude Sunday, March 26. 

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