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Our STEM educational programming meets many Next Generation Science Standards Learning Goals and creatively integrates, and often connects directly to, organizations and companies in Maine who are working in scientific fields, making the science more directly seen and relatable.

Field Trips

Bring your school or recreation group to explore the museum exhibits! You can even enhance your group’s visit by adding one of our STEAM-based learning programs. Our programs provide many opportunities for you to reinforce your curriculum in fun and rewarding ways. 

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School & Community Outreach

Invite one of our Educational Program Coordinators to your organization or event for an engaging science experience. Our specially designed programs are meant to meet the unique needs of an array of settings for an engaging experience. Our hands‐on activities will enrich your science-minded guests and cultivate curiosity about the world around them.

Maine Invention Convention

Maine Invention Convention introduces Maine middle school students to entrepreneurship and provides them with the opportunity to explore, design, and invent creative solutions that solve real world problems. The skills learned through the invention process are lifelong skills that students can carry with them throughout their lives. Past Maine students who have competed in Nationals have done quite well and have come back to Maine with both a sense of accomplishment and an understanding that they can compete with students on a national level. These successes help grow Maine's innovation ecosystem.


Science Teacher Academy

The Science Teacher Academy (STA) program of the Maine Discovery Museum serves to address the gap in professional development opportunities available for elementary school teachers to more effectively and confidently teach science. The STA partners with teachers, administrators, schools of education, museums, and other informal science organizations to greatly expand the science taught in Maine schools and better prepare those teachers for teaching science. 

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