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22 June 2016 - 25 September 2016
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
The Crunch Logo

What’s in your food? What does your body need? Where does it all come from? Why does Life have a rubber chicken? Find out and make your own meal choices in this interactive show.

This show, developed by the Life team, is part of The Crunch project, an exciting year of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. Everyone's invited to get involved and help create the recipe for a happier, healthier future.

The Crunch project is brought to you by the Wellcome Trust. Recommended suitable for ages 7 plus.

21 April 2016 - 28 August 2016
Museon The Hague
Andrew Suryono: Orangutan in the Rain

In this fantastic exhibition, National Geographic reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves. Shot by some of the world's finest photographers, "Rarely Seen" features striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and manmade heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes.

24 November 2015 - 31 August 2016
National Hellenic Museum
333. S. Halsted St
60661 Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
AGEAN-Birth of an Archipelago in Chicago

Dive beneath the surface of the Aegean Sea and explore the tumultuous history and evolution of the beautiful sea and dazzling islands that were home to Sappho, Homer, Pythagoras, and Hippocrates and inspired fantastic mythical creatures, such as Cyclops, Circe, and the Sirens.

28 May 2016 - 3 January 2017
Life Science Centre
Times Square
Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
The giraffe specimen from ANIMAL INSIDE OUT

Get under nature’s skin with this unforgettable exhibition featuring real animals preserved through plastination. From goats to giraffes, elephants to eels and octopuses to ostriches - embark on an anatomical safari exploring more than 100 real animal specimens. Marvel at the muscles supporting the neck of the 5m tall giraffe and stand face to face with an adult gorilla. Thanks to the science of plastination, invented by Dr Gunther von Hagens, each animal has been painstakingly preserved allowing visitors to see what lies beneath nature’s skin in intricate detail.

6 April 2016 - 7 April 2016
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

The PSC is organizing its tenth science festivity under the overarching theme of “Health”.. The PSC has implemented its first Science Festivity in 2007, and it has developed and expanded to be one of the highlights scientific annual events in Alexandria governorate, aiming to further expand geographically to be a national event for all Egyptians.Science Festivity 2016 will celebrate its tenth anniversary. The festivity has been expanding and gaining popularity over the 10 years.

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.



Glasgow Science Centre 25 January 2018

A video initiative led by the Glasgow Science Centre, showcasing female science centre staff from across the world as positive role models to inspire women and girls to #ChooseScience.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics 25 January 2018

Several fellowships are available at CERN, Switzerland. Spotted: Communications Officer at the EU Projects Office, Social Media Officer, Full-stack web developer. Apply by 5 March, 23:59 CET.

Innovatum Science Center 24 January 2018
The model of the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of Innovatum Science Center

Since the end of 2017, visitors at Innovatum Science Center can explore a new exhibition dedicated to Space! The formal opening was celebrated in the presence of 200 children and partners on the 18th of December, and a formidable duo of tiny astronauts did the honours during the ribbon-cutting ceremony!

Among the special exhibits on offer, a rocket allows visitors to send their name into Space and a model of the International Space Station (ISS) is on display to bring the largest-ever international scientific venture closer to the public’s imagination.

universcience 14 December 2017

At Universcience, Paris. Apply by 31 January.

La Casemate 14 December 2017
La Casemate, Grenoble, France.

The Grenoble-based science centre was partly destroyed by a criminal fire on 21 November. Participate in the crowdfunding campaign by 15 December.

Innovatum Science Center 13 December 2017
NANO2ALL multi-stakeholder dialogue participants at INNOVATUM Science Center, Sweden

A full-day multi-stakeholder event at INNOVATUM Science Center, Sweden – Have a look at the preliminary recommendations that emerged from an engaging exploration of nanomedicine

MUSE - Museo delle Scienze 13 December 2017
NANO2ALL multi-stakeholder dialogue participants at MUSE Science Museum, Trento, Italy

A full-day multi-stakeholder event at MUSE Science Museum, Italy – Have a look at the preliminary recommendations that emerged from an engaging exploration of nanotextiles.

Science Gallery, Trinity College 30 November 2017
Left image: Tufa Towers at Mono Lake, CA by Eric Wienke, used under Creative Commons license: Right image: Enceladus courtesy NASA/JPL

Science Gallery Dublin is seeking proposals for up to twenty works for Life at the Edges, an exhibition on extraordinary and extreme environments. Deadline for applications is 16 January 2018.

La Casemate 21 November 2017
La Casemate, Grenoble, France.

Last night a fire broke out at La Casemate in Grenoble, France. It is believed to be a criminal act. Ecsite and its Board members expressed their solidarity and support to La Casemate's team in this difficult time.

The Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem 9 November 2017
NANO2ALL multi-stakeholder dialogue participants at Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

A busy season of national multi-stakeholder dialogues kicked off on October 19th with a full-day event at Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, Israel. Have a look at the preliminary recommendations that emerged from an engaging exploration of nanomedicine.