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We serve the region with a multitude of science programming for all ages, from our high impact science shows, hands-on school programs and our Summer Science Camps, PA day programs, and March break camps to events for adults like Nerd Nite and Brain Tap! Interested in finding out more about what Science North is doing in Thunder Bay? Call (807) 333-3701 ext. 505 or email nwoutreach [at] sciencenorth.ca!

Thunder Bay Science Festival


thunder bay science festival

Please join us for the 11th annual Thunder Bay Science Festival, taking place February 20–25, 2023!

We have a week of events planned to celebrate science, technology and innovation. Check out the details on this week of awesome events below! 

2023 Science Festival Events:


Come visit Science Festival partners at SnowDay on the Waterfront! This annual event organized by the City of Thunder Bay is a great way to get outside for some fun this Family Day weekend. For additional SnowDay information visit:thunderbay.ca/en/recreation/snowday.aspx

Date: Monday, February 20, 2023 
Time: 12:00pm–5:00pm 
Location: Festival Area – Marina Park 
Cost: FREE 


Get inspired to pursue a career in STEM by participating in Science North’s Coding for Careers series! Learn about the diverse professionals who use coding or digital skills in their careers via a live interview by our bluecoat and an opportunity for open Q&A.

Presented in English and French

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 
Location: Online  
Registration: FREE! Registration for high school students and school groups — please email us at breanna.pyott [at] sciencenorth.carel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" for registration details.



Join us for an exciting night of nerding out at Sleeping Giant Brewing Company. Entertaining speakers, science experiments, and knowledge-testing trivia with Trivia-Master Dave await! 

Presented in English

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm 
Location: Sleeping Giant Brewing Company
Cost: FREE 


Students from grades 9 to 12 are invited to this two-day interactive conference to learn, be inspired, and take action on climate change. On day one students will hear from speakers and participate in interactive workshops and on day two students will get out into their community to participate in an action project and begin forming their own Climate Action Plan to implement in their school or community. 

Date: Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 2023 
Location: Fort William Historical Park
Registration: Special (FREE!) registration for school groups only — please email us at grace.schmidt [at] sciencenorth.carel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" for registration details.


This one-day community event provides families with the opportunity to participate in engaging and fun science, innovation, and technology activities. Visit with exhibitors showcasing hands-on presentations, labs and attractions, all using local and global science concepts and engineering principles. Also, enjoy spectacular live science shows and entertainment. 

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 
Time: 11:00am–4:00pm 
Location: The Heritage building on the CLE grounds
Cost: FREE

A Collaborative Venture Under the Direction Of:

science north

In partnership with:

parks canada logo  ecosuperior logo 2023

sleeping giant brewing company logo  thunder bay public library logo

A Proud Member Of:

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Funding Provided By:

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In Collaboration With:

jane goodall institute canada logothe wild center's youth climate program logo

For any questions regarding the festival, if you are interested in sponsoring the festival, or would like to be considered as an exhibitor, you may contact us at: nicholas.barclay [at] sciencenorth.ca.

Nerd Nite

nerd nite

Long live the nerd! 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 have included the chemistry of coffee, meat-eating plants, how drug use affects the musical brain, and bike-nomics. It's like the Discovery Channel—but live and with beer!

nerd nite special edition indigenous ingenuity

This is a 19+ event


brain tap

Sex, Love, and OH! Join the Science North crew as we unwrap the mysteries of sex and the science of attraction. We’re diving deep into what people like, why they like it, and everything in between! 

The evening will include a live science show all about the science of sex, and tinkering stations showing what makes a sex toy tick, why symmetry is sexy and much more. Special guest speaker Dr. Bella Zawada from the Umbrella Clinic will be our local sexpert for the night, answering all of your (hopefully not so burning) questions. Food bebe will be also on-site selling a variety of tantalizing snacks for your enjoyment. Join us for a night out you can’t find anywhere else!

This is a 19+ event

Check back soon for upcoming dates!

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