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12 March 2020 - 31 January 2021
Museon Theg Hague
National Geographic Planet or Plastic

Until spring 2021, National Geographic - Planet or Plastic is the theme of the National Geographic photo exhibition. It shows a collection of journalistic photographs about the production of plastic, via its use until the stage of litter. Artistic photographs will also be on display, drawing attention to the scale and sad effects of our use of plastic. The exhibition also shows photographs of scientific research of the plastic problem and the search for solutions to the pollution of the oceans.

25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
Hiša eksperimentov (House of experiments)
Trubarjeva 39
1000 Ljubljana

If you are producing and/or performing Science Shows (or you have such intents) attending the INSPIRE workshop is a must

5 December 2019
1 Embankment Place
WC2N 5NP London
United Kingdom
BlooloopLIVE UK 2019 speakers

blooloopLIVE UK is a one day conference for professionals in the visitor attractions industry. Our speakers are leaders and experts who will highlight future trends and strategies. 
This unmissable event is a one day business briefing followed by networking drinks.

9 November 2019 - 5 January 2020
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne

Make, investigate and celebrate Christmas at Life with all the family.

Included in your science centre ticket are festive-themed Science Theatre shows, making Christmas decorations, coding Christmas tree light patterns and investigating the properties of fake snow.

Visitors can even make their own ink to write a letter to Santa and be dazzled at Science busking Christmas demonstrations. (Some activities are for ages 7+ only).

The new Space Zone will show video messages, recorded by astronauts as they spent the holidays on the International Space Station!

17 October 2019 - 18 October 2019
Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
Laudongasse 15-19
1080 Vienna
PISEA logo

Improving our work with and for marginalised groups of adult migrants and refugees.

14 April 2019 - 3 November 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völkinger Hütte
Rathausstraße 75-79
66333 Völklingen , SL
Saarland DE
Mardi Noir | Unfallschutz 2019

Every two years, the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site’s UrbanArt Biennale® showcases the most recent developments and trends in international urban art. It is the largest urban art project in the world.

More than 400,000 people have visited the biennale since it was first held in 2011, and nearly 300 renowned urban artists, including Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Futura, have exhibited their work at Völklinger Hütte.

27 April 2019 - 19 May 2019
City of Science Catania

The exhibition Let's give the numbers! - A 3D journey through Fingers, Dice and Data: a fascinating interactive exhibition to discover the world of mathematics and numbers through games and stories. Figures, data, averages, errors, surveys, risk assessments: today we are called to deal more and more with the numbers and even if we can delegate these concerns to others, learning to use and understand the numbers helps us to orient ourselves in the world and take conscious decisions.

25 May 2019 - 4 September 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square,
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom
People playing agmes

Game On 2.0 explores the vibrant history, culture and future of gaming, entertainment and technology through more than 150 playable games.

Visitors can play a range of games from arcade classics to modern favourites, including fun party games, such as Rock Band 3.

The exhibition also explores the latest developments in gaming, including how virtual reality is creating ever-more immersive gaming experiences.

25 May 2019
Raumschiff - The Maker-Space for Astronomy
Am Wasser 4
8600 Duebendorf
BastelMix from low- to high-tech professional development workshop

Computational creatures: BastelMix from low- to high-tech

Join us for a day long tinkering workshop with Ryan Jenkins of Wonderful Idea Co at Raumschiff - the Maker-Space (not only) for Astronomy in Zurich.

8 July 2019 - 10 July 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus CB10 1SA Hinxton
United Kingdom
Course location photo

The Public Engagement Masterclass at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK, is now in its fourth year and supports researchers from all disciplines who aspire to be research leaders in their fields and establish a reputation for quality, embedded public engagement in the context of their research portfolio.

The course will take place from 8 - 10 July 2019, and applications close on 16 April 2019.



Copernicus Science Centre 12 September 2022

This month we are pleased to hear from Joanna Kalinowska, Development Director at Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw. Let's find out what keeps Joanna inspired:

Experyment Science Centre 9 September 2022
Experyment Science Centre in Gdynia building

Experyment Science Centre in Gdynia, Poland, is planning to submit a proposal in ERASMUS+ SMALL-SCALE PARTNERSHIPS IN THE FIELD OF YOUTH and seeks 2 science centres/museums/institutions from EU member states interested in participating in a knowledge-sharing project. As the programme is designed to widen access to Erasmus+, we seek for small-scale actors, less experienced organizations and newcomers to the Erasmus+ Programme

Ecsite 9 September 2022

Ecsite member Heureka Science Centre's Wild Wild Wood exhibition has been awarded the internationally recognised Red Dot Design award in the "Brands & Communication Design 2022" series.

NEMO Science Museum 8 September 2022
New exhibition Building! in NEMO

Explore the house of today, take a look at the construction site and be surprised in the city of the future in the new family exhibition at NEMO. Discover more about innovative building, housing and living in Building!, from 9 July to 30 October 2022 in NEMO Science Museum.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 5 September 2022

Midyear program 2022

The Planetarium Science Center is organizing the Mid-year Program for students of ages 4-16 years old, during the period 6 to 17 February 2022. Online registration will open from Tuesday, 25th of January 2022 till all places are reserved.

Science programs

Target group (4-6 years old): Discover the World
Target group (6-9 years old): Thinking Camp
Target group (9-12 years old): 20 Scientific Facts on Cartoon
Target group (12-16 years old): Theory of Movement, Engineering Drawing programs

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 5 September 2022

The PSC is inviting all school students of ages 4-17 years to join the Summer Program, starting from the 18th of May till the 5th of September 2019.
The program includes various activities, such as practical experiments, scientific contests, lectures, and Planetarium and Auditorium shows. The purpose of this program is to emphasize the bond between students and learning by approaching knowledge through fun and games.

Science programs

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 5 September 2022

The Planetarium Science Center is organizing the Mid-year Program for students of ages 4-19 years old, during the period 20 January to 7 February 2019. Online registration will open from 9th of January 2019 till all places are reserved.

Science programs

Target group (4-6 years old): A B Science
Target group (6-9 years old): Once Upon a Time
Target group (9-12 years old): Theory of Everything
Target group (12-15 years old): Mechanics Program
Target group (15-19 years old): ARK Program, Sustainable Development (for girls only)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 5 September 2022

The PSC is organizing a number of workshops that encourage school students groups to explore their creativity and help them find out how to use it in their life; all the while enriching their knowledge. In our workshops, students are able to interact with each other and with world around them in an exciting and entertaining manner; they are graduated to have a blast!

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 4 September 2022

Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge Exhibition

Italy is a land of traditions and history but it is also an active laboratory of innovation, where fascinating challenges are faced. ITALY: THE BEAUTY OF KNOWLEDGE is the opportunity for an experience full of suggestions and emotions but also to know the excellences present and emerging on the Italian territory in science and technology.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 4 September 2022

Eratosthenes festivity 2018

The Eratosthenes Festivity has become an annual tradition that takes place every year on 21 June at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina; It is designed for preparatory school students, and includes a series of activities that revolve around the methodology Eratosthenes applied in measuring the Earth’s circumference 2000 years ago. On the 21st of June, the day of summer solstice, the 21st century school students conduct Eratosthenes’ experiment on the BA Plaza, and in Aswan (Upper Egypt) to measure the circumference of Earth.