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Events

13 March 2016 - 16 March 2016
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

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
Italy
IT

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
Germany
DE

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
GB
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
GB
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
Estonia
EE
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
Milan
Italy
IT
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
Ljubljana
Slovenia
SI
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
Italy
IT

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.

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Archimedes Exhibitions 5 October 2017
“MEDIA TELL THEIR (HI)STORIES”

Archimedes Exhibitions designs and creates a new permanent exhibition for the Museum for Communication Frankfurt.

Since the 10th of September 2017, the new permanent exhibition “MEDIA TELL THEIR (HI)STORIES” is open for visitors at the Museum for Communication Frankfurt. The exhibition presents the big phenomena of communication history in a colourful and interactive display, with more than 500 original exhibits on 44 thematic islands over an area of 2,500 square metres.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 27 September 2017

In January 2017 we have been awarded the contract to conceptualize, design and build Точка гравитации (lit. Point of Gravitation). Covering a floorspace of 600 sqm the Children‘s Science Museum is a dynamic learning space where children, families, and groups can create, innovate, collaborate, problemsolve, and invent. Through hands-on activities, they learn about: Mechanics, Mathematics, Magnetism, Optics & Light and Flow. Most importantly, they are empowered to construct their own knowledge and to solve problems in their own unique ways.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 27 September 2017

In October 2016, we were commissioned to conceptualize, design and build a new play area for the Monde des Enfants (lit. Children’s World). This new site called La Rivière en chantier (lit. River under construction) opened its doors in July 2017, enabling young visitors to play at being archaeologists or construction workers or simply to splash around in the two watercourses.

Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre 26 September 2017
Are you a natural talent?

At Technopolis young visitors have the opportunity find out which profession(s) would suit them through a set of interactive exhibits. These exhibits are part of Xplora, an entire area dedicated to professions that are meant to capture the attention of 8 to 14 year olds who are bound to make decisions that will greatly influence their future careers. As from 6 November 2017, visitor can also test their 'natural' skills. This high-tech career trip shows them the variety of 'green' jobs.

Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre 26 September 2017
Technopolis soap box

On 10 September 2017 Technopolis won the Creativity Prize during the Red Bull Soapbox Race in Kluisbergen (Belgium). In addition the science centre’s team managed to secure a place within the top 10 by racing down the steepest sloop ever within 48 seconds.

Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre 26 September 2017
Pitch and Play

Mid 2017 Technopolis launched the online school competition Pitch and Play. Third grade teachers and students get the opportunity to build a new interactive exhibit that will ultimately be installed at Technopolis. The concept is entirely new in the Flemish education field, as the competition is based on an online gamification platform simulating a virtual entrepreneur environment. This way Technopolis endeavours to create an online community that co-creates the science centre’s future.

NorthernLight Design 22 September 2017

NorthernLight developed, designed and implemented Bright Ideas hub and challenge. The project is part of Shell’s ‘Generation Discover’ initiative and consists of a futuristic dome that will travel around The Netherlands for the coming 3 years, as well as an exciting digital challenge that can be done by children of group 7 of all Dutch primary schools. Through the Bright Ideas project, children can playfully discover the world of science and technology.

NorthernLight Design 22 September 2017

We are proud to have been part of the development team for the new Music Tour that has now been added to the Rijksmuseum app. NorthernLight was responsible for the concept, user experience design and content of the Rijksmuseum app, that is now in operation for 4 years and has had millions of users from around the world.

NorthernLight Design 22 September 2017

NorthernLight recently completed the design phase of the Sirius Art & Science Park. This ambitious project consists of the redevelopment of the media centre of the Olympic Village of Sochi. The aim is to turn the place into an enriching attraction that will become a destination for returning, multi-day visits. The project includes a talent development program as well.

NorthernLight Design 22 September 2017

Let’s YouTube, the world’s first exhibition about YouTube, has been nominated for the Children in Museums Award. This highly interactive exhibition, designed by NorthernLight for the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, enables visitors to experience the impact YouTube has on their lives. The exhibition has received a lot of attention in the media and on social media since its opening in October last year.

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