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13 March 2016 - 16 March 2016
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in collaboration with Intel Egypt is organizing the seventh affiliate competition, Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair (Intel BASEF 2016) in all Egypt. The competition will empower Egyptian students ages 14 -18 to conduct a research and present their projects findings under 17 science and humanities themes. To enhance the quality of projects and expand geographically, the PSC is collaborating with the Ministry of Education to reach all governorates.

2 April 2016 - 4 April 2016
Science Museum - Camerino University
Piazza dei Costanti, 7 Polo San Domenico
62032 Camerino

The Science Museum of Camerino University presents a real moon rock into the galleries of its permanent exhibition, partly renovated, on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2016 (special opening, 10.00 am to 7 pm).

The rock, collected on the moon by Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell during the Apollo 14 mission (February 1971), will be closely observed and photographed by the public.

24 March 2016 - 27 April 2016
online, anywhere! San Francisco

Join us online from March 24–April 27 for Exploring Light. Taught by Teacher Institute staff and offered by the Exploratorium through the Coursera platform, Exploring Light is a free professional development workshop for middle-school and high-school science teachers and general enthusiasts. Learn about visual perception, optics, image making, color, and the history of our understanding of light—by watching demonstrations of videos and exhibits and by doing fun, hands-on activities that allow you to directly experience natural phenomena using readily available materials.

22 October 2015 - 31 August 2016
Universum Bremen
Wiener Strasse 1a
28359 Bremen

As of 23 October, the interactive special exhibition “EY ALTER – du kannst dich mal kennenlernen” (HEY MAN – get to know yourself sometime) will be offering fresh and new ideas focusing on ageing, day-to-day life and the world of work.

23 April 2016 - 24 April 2016
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Maker Faire UK 2016

Maker Faire UK is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth! It’s a two day family friendly festival of invention and creativity, bringing together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe.

25 March 2016
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Learn all about your brain in Life's new Brain Zone

Your brain is the most amazing and mysterious thing about you – and something that you probably take for granted. The Brain Zone lets you understand what’s going on inside your head through exciting, fun activities and exhibits. Explore what makes you ‘you’! Scientists are discovering new things every day and you, and your brilliant brain, can help improve our understanding by visiting The Brain Zone and taking part in experiments.

Brain Zone is a new, permanent exhibition at Life Science Centre and will open to the public on 25 March 2016.

18 February 2016 - 20 February 2016
Science Centre AHHAA Foundation Tartu
Science Centre AHHAA Foundation

On 18-20 February 2016, around 70 students aged 16-19 will come together and debate over the topic of “The Future of Human Being” in Tartu.

3 July 2016 - 9 July 2016
2016 ICOM conference logo Milan

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci is busy planning and welcomes proposals from all museum professionals by 28 January.

30 May 2016 - 3 June 2016
Ustanova hiša eksperimentov
Trubarjeva cesta 41a
INSPIRE workshop for creating and running Science Shows

We are happy and proud to announce the fourth edition of

INSPIRE (INternational »Science Performance Is Ready« Event)

May 30th – June 3rd 2016 in

Hiša eksperimentov (The House of experiments), Ljubljana, Slovenia

During the five day workshop participants will very actively learn how to:

18 December 2015 - 30 March 2016
Spaces SHED (Lanificio Conte) 36015 Schio

Confindustria Vicenza, City of Schio and Pleiades Group are partners for the realization of a cultural and educational project on the territory of Schio, called District of Science and Technology.



FRida & freD - The Graz Children's Museum, Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH 23 October 2017

In Graz, Austria. Apply by 6 November.

International Centre for Life 20 October 2017

At International Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK.

International Centre for Life 16 October 2017
International Centre for life newcastle

At The International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). Apply by 5 November.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 13 October 2017

OliOli is the brainchild of parents who are passionate about positive play and the power of imagination. OliOli is the Hawaiian word for joy. Focused on hands-on activities that nurture curiosity, imagination and exploration, OliOli is an experiential play museum; with eight separate galleries spread over two floors. Each space has been lovingly and thoughtfully designed with fascinating art and innovative equipment, all inspired by ideas from leading global educators, development psychologists and artists.

National Museums and Galleries of Wales 12 October 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a resourceful, highly organised individual with excellent communication and project management skills to develop and manage Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales touring exhibitions and partnerships programme.

Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, Barcelona Ciència - Institut de Cultura de Barcelona 11 October 2017

The Ecsite Board just chose Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona as the host of the next Directors Forum, to be held on 14-16 November 2018.

Eureka ! The National Children's Museum 11 October 2017
Eureka! Merseyside Concept drawing. Credits: Eureka!

Merseyside plans and Halifax expansion marks national children's museum Eureka!'s 25th anniversary.

Cap Sciences 10 October 2017

What is light? How does it influence our daily life? How do we share it? Luminipolis explores the nature of light with a twist. Based on the concept of escape games, it invites visitors, as part of a team or as individual, to learn more about the science of light by solving riddles and collecting clues. But time is off the essence in this experience and visitors only have a set amount of time in order to collect the right answers and unlock the exit door of Luminopolis.  

HNF Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum GmbH 10 October 2017

This exhibition at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum explores the work of the Canadian artist Todd McLellan who has a passion for taking apart everyday technical objects, ordering them and photographing them. The photos created as a result of this process are art works that impress the viewer with their soberness and their austere simplicity. Enhanced by objects from the NHF, the 34 photos on show are being displayed for the first time in Europe.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 10 October 2017

After working successfully together in 2005, back then we designed The Green Cradle and The Dream of Space Flight galleries, we were now contracted to design, develop and fabricate interactive exhibits for the refurbishment of this exhibit area at Guangdong Science Center.

The remodeled and renamed Space Dreams & Green Homeland gallery was reopened to the public on August 7, 2017.

photos © courtesy Guangdong Science Center