Due to COVID-19, the Foster Center building is currently closed, but our staff is working. Please email us.

Foster Center for Student Innovation

For GPS directions, our physical address is 123 Long Road, Orono, ME, 04469.

From North of Bangor: Take I-95 to Exit 193 Stillwater Ave (old exit 51); Take a left at the top of the exit ramp across the highway, onto Stillwater Ave.; At the fourth light (McDonalds and Maine Savings are on the corners), take a right on to College Avenue.

From South of Bangor: Take I-95 to Exit 193 Stillwater Ave (old exit 51); Take a right at the top of the exit ramp across the highway, onto Stillwater Ave.; At the fourth light (McDonalds and Maine Savings are on the corners), take a right on to College Avenue.

Once on College Avenue, look for the big University of Maine sign and Alfond Arena with the big white roof. Turn left here onto Long Road.  You may obtain a visitor parking pass at Bear Necessities in Alfond Arena.  Continue on Long Road.  At the gymnasium, the road curves sharply to the right, and then again to the left. Pass by Beddington and Flagstaff Roads on your right. After Flagstaff, you will see a parking lot and then a wooded area. The Innovation Center is in the wooded area.

We recommend parking in the lot behind the Emera Astronomy Center, located at 167 Rangeley Road. Simply continue past the Foster Center on Long Road – the Astronomy Center should be visible at the top of the hill in front of you. Turn left in front of the Astronomy Center onto Rangeley Road and then right into the parking lot. Visitor parking is located behind the building.