Maine Earth Science Day was celebrated at the Maine State Museum in Augusta Wednesday.
More than 1,000 students from throughout the state were there.
They got to learn about geology, solar power and even gold prospecting.
Event organizers hope the hands-on approach will help get kids turned on to science.
“We think it’s vital because these are the energy decision makers of tomorrow. And even at their young age they’re making differences in their homes and schools by learning about how energy works and also learning how to conserve energy,” said Peter Zack from the Maine Energy Education Program.
One of the more popular exhibits featured TV5 meteorologist Jessica Conley who covered a variety of topics including a tornado demonstration.