Holbrook School's Ian Yanofsky, 11, looks through a magnifying glass at young lobsters during the Maine Science Festival's Friday Field Trip Day in March 2017. Credit: Ashley L. Conti / BDN

BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Science Festival will come back next month after two years away.

The festival will run from March 16 to 20. It’s a program of the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor and will include more than 70 events and activities, organizers said.

Organizers said the festival will also include a “Field Trip Day” sponsored by the University of Maine that will engage middle school students with science. Festival founder and director Kate Dickerson said Field Trip Day will give students “the opportunity to connect the dots with what they learn in school to all the different ways science is used in Maine.”

This year’s festival also includes the performance of an original symphonic piece that explores hopes in the era of climate change, organizers said.

Organizers said the full schedule will be released in a few weeks.