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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:

5 December 2015 - 8 December 2015
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore 21
20121 Milano
Italy
IT

Celebrate with us the 10 years of the submarine at the Museum: Tours on board, meetings with submariners, activities with radio-amateurs and much more.

Experience the Toti from a distance with our new virtual reality app:

Download on your smartphone the free app “Toti submarine VR experience”

5 December 2015 - 8 December 2015
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore 21
20121 Milano
Italy
IT
toti sumbarine anniversary

Celebrate with us the 10 years of the submarine at the Museum: Tours on board, meetings with submariners, activities with radio-amateurs and much more.

Experience the Toti from a distance with our new virtual reality app:

Download on your smartphone the free app “Toti submarine VR experience”

23 January 2016 - 15 May 2016
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
One of the examples on display in Robot

Sci- fi fans can rejoice, as one of Europe’s largest privately owned collections of model robots, cyborgs and androids now on display at Life Science Centre. This fascinating new exhibition will display robots, androids and cyborgs from TV shows and films from the past 60 years, and features over 40 full size robot models, heads and robot toys, including replicas of famous robots that you may recognise from the big screen!

Access to Robot is included in the Science Centre admission price. Please see www.life.org.uk for more details.

12 November 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center is organizing a one day festivity to celebrate the International Year of Light as declared by the UNESCO to be this year, 2015. The day will highlight the famous ancient scientist, Ibn Al-Haytham, and his contributions in the fields of optics and light.

14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
Family Fun at Skating@Life

Newcastle’s only outdoor ice rink returns for 2015! Grab your skates, wrap up warm and head down to Times Square for a whirl around the ice! You could even treat yourself to a delicious hot chocolate for the full festive experience!

Please note: children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice rink. Children aged 10 - 12 must be supervised by an adult (adults can watch from the viewing platform if they prefer).

20 October 2015 - 15 December 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

1001 Inventions Exhibition

Discovering Our Past… Inspiring Our Future

The Planetarium Science Center of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) will host the global blockbuster “1001 Inventions” exhibition and its parallel activities in Egypt. This is in collaboration with 1001 Inventions Foundation and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, with the patronage of the Egyptian Prime Ministry.

2 May 2016 - 5 March 2017
Museon The Hague

Do you see what you see? Taste what you smell? Hear what you see? Your senses and your brain often work together well, however, sometimes things can go wrong. Mistakes like these are exactly what illusionists like to work with and what scientists try to understand the workings of. In the Museon, the two worlds of magic and science touch. Let your senses be bewitched and your brain tricked in Illusions: magic or science?

Illusions - magic or science is open from 2 mei 2016 - 5 march 2017.

12 September 2015
26 locations in Poland

The beauty of science

In order to promote the idea of social development based on education, science, technology and innovation – on the 12th of September a nationwide campaign “SPiN Day – for the Society and Science” will be organised by Porozumienie Społeczeństwo i Nauka SPiN (Society and Science Agreement). It is the first event of this kind implemented on such a scale by science communicators in Poland.

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NorthernLight Design 4 November 2016
Malta's first science centre

Esplora, Malta’s first interactive Science Centre officially opened on the 28th of October. NorthernLight and Bruns have been responsible for designing and building the Universe exhibition and the ground floor of the Main Exhibition Building, featuring over 100 interactive exhibits.The science centre is located in the former naval hospital site; an impressive building at a beautiful location, overlooking the historic capital city of Valletta.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 2 November 2016

Back in October 2010 we were awarded the contract for building and installing the Being Human gallery at TELUS Spark in Calgary. More than 50 interactive exhibits for exploring what it means to be a human were built, supplied and installed in the exhibition rooms within 8 months. Using science, art and personal stories, ways and means are shown to explore who people really are. Calgary’s brand-new science Centre TELUS Spark was opened to the public on October 29, 2011.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 25 October 2016

In January 2016 we were contracted to conceptualize, design and build the new Discovery Place at The Scientific Center of Kuwait. On a floor space of 754 sqm there are now some 50 new interactives theming Science of Food & Sports, Basic Physics, Perception & Thinking, Bubbles, Genetics and a new toddler‘s area.
In addition large scale outdoor exhibits were installed at the bay side. After nine months work the new Discovery Place was then inaugurated on October 18, 2016.

learn more at: http://www.tsck.org.kw/

NorthernLight Design 12 October 2016

The Dutch Sound and Vision museum has opened ‘Let’s Youtube’, the first exhibition about YouTube in the world. The highly interactive exhibition, designed and developed by NorthernLight, enables visitors to experience the impact YouTube has on their lives.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 11 October 2016

Back in November 2013 we were contracted with the conception, design and build of Poland’s longest constantly swinging Foucault pendulum and largest interactive waterscape.

NorthernLight Design 10 October 2016

NorthernLight designed all exhibitions for the 2000 m2 interactive energy science centre in Shenzhen, China. It tells the story of energy throughout history and around the world. If focusses on global issues and developments, as well as local energy supply in the multi million inhabitants city of Shenzhen. The spectacular entrance of the centre is a dome projection that immerses visitors into the history of planet Earth from an energy point of view. In the following thematic areas, some 100 interactive exhibits lets visitor s experience the story of energy in past and present.

NorthernLight Design 3 October 2016

NorthernLight has been selected to redevelop the media centre of the Olympic village in Sochi. The aim is to build the biggest science attraction in Russia, including a talent-development program in the field of sports, art and science.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 19 September 2016

A box. A button. Press it – and the show begins. Puppets, driven by an automatic mechanism, in short comic-like sequences, present important stages in the life of the late mediaeval Emperor Charles IV. The delicate puppets and scenery created by Susanne Jacob are reminiscent of the famous soft style of the late Gothic era, and at the same time of modern French comics.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 19 September 2016

In October 2012 we were awarded the contract to conceptualize, design and build the new permanent Biodiversity exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum.
By staging of this gallery, Hong Kong Science Museum wants to promote public appreciation of biodiversity and raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity conservation, and moreover wants to trigger proper lifestyle changes in the effort to avoid a massive loss of biodiversity. The Biodiversity gallery was officially opened to the public on September 2, 2016.

NorthernLight Design 16 September 2016
Interactive exhibition 100 Years Schiphol Airport

From September 2016 the Amsterdam Museum presents the exhibition ‘100 years of Schiphol -ready for departure’. In this interactive family exhibition, designed and developed by NorthernLight, visitors learn how the airport grew from a muddy meadow into one of world’s most important airports.

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