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14 April 2019 - 3 November 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völkinger Hütte
Rathausstraße 75-79
66333 Völklingen , SL
Germany
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
Italy
IT

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
GB
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
Switzerland
CH
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.

6 April 2019 - 23 April 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square,
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom
GB

Whether you prefer a Mars or a Milky Way, Life Science Centre is a feast for the whole Galaxy this Easter and children go free* until 6 May 2019!

Highlights of what is included with admission:

It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate, so enjoy a scrumptious scientific chocolate demonstration that puts your senses to the test!

Join us for the Big Drop Challenge: you will have a few minutes and an array of materials to create a contraption that will be dropped from a great height. Will it float, spin, tumble or fly?

2 February 2019 - 6 April 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square,
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
A couple by Museum of the Moon

It has created a sensation across the world and now Museum of the Moon will shine in Life Science Centre in Newcastle from 2 February until 6 May 2019.

The seven-metre-wide spherical artwork, created by UK artist Luke Jerram, is suspended in the air and displays NASA imagery of the lunar surface. This allows visitors to explore the Moon’s surface in incredible detail – without ever stepping foot off the planet.

11 March 2019 - 17 March 2019
Academy of Sciences
Národní 1009/3
110 00 Prague
Czech Republic
CZ
Week of the Brain

Týden mozku (Week of the Brain) is a unique cycle of lectures on the newest discoveries and trends in brain research and neuroscience, which is a part of the Brain Awareness Week (BAW), the world's largest public awareness campaign on the success and benefits of brain research. The Week of the Brain in the Czech Republic was initiated and established by the Czech neuroscientist, Professor Josef Syka in 1998.

www.tydenmozku.cz

20 February 2019 - 19 May 2019
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore 21
20123 Milan
Italy
IT

On display for the first time in Italy the works of the Dutch
artist Theo Jansen, known for his kinetic sculptures called
Strandbeests. The international critic defines him as
"a modern Leonardo da Vinci".
These huge beach animals move with the force of the wind.
Thanks to primitive sensors they are able to evolve, with
one unique purpose: survival.

27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Hiša eksperimentov (House of experiments)
Trubarjeva 39
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
SI
Creating new ScShow

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

21 October 2018 - 1 September 2019
Museon
Stadhouderslaan 37
2517 HV The Hague
Netherlands
NL

Imagine setting off for a new planet – how fantastic would that be! Space Travel gives you the chance to train for the long years of space travel, be an astronaut on board your own spacecraft, and prepare the new planet for the arrival of future residents from Earth.

The exhibition takes you right inside the world of space travel and science. Raise your eyes to the stars and let your space odyssey begin!

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News

Parque de las Ciencias, Technisches Museum Wien, DASA 17 November 2022

BioInspiration opens in Vienna, thanks to the alliance of three Ecsite members: Parque de las Ciencias, Technisches Museum and DASA.

Blooloop 9 November 2022
Blooloop Innovation Award Winners curtain draw 2022

From 6 – 8 December 2022, the blooloop Festival of Innovation took place online, celebrating the spirit of creativity and inventiveness that continues to drive the attractions industry forward. During the virtual event, the winners of this year’s blooloop Innovation Awards were also announced.

Innovative projects celebrated across 13 categories

Sissa Medialab 3 November 2022

Future Visions on Science Communication will take place from 22nd to 24th November 2022 at the SISSA main campus in Via Bonomea 265, Trieste, Italy. All the events are free and open and will be streamed live.

More information, including the event programme can be found here.

Blooloop 26 October 2022
Blooloop Museum Influencer List 2022

Blooloop is pleased to announce that the Blooloop 50 Museum Influencer List for2022 has been revealed. The List was launched in association with global image technology innovator Barco.

Charles Read, MD of blooloop, says: “ With the pandemic proving an accelerator, museums have been evolving. Now, more than ever, there is a focus on story telling and a reimagining of old buildings, allowing the creation of hybrid spaces and the delivery of new experiences and functions.

Blooloop 19 October 2022
Blooloop 50 Zoo + Aquarium Influencer List 2022

Blooloop is pleased to announce that the first Blooloop 50 Zoo & Aquarium Influencer List has been revealed. The List was launched in association with Canopy Strategic Partners, a world-leading consultancy working with zoo, animal, and conservation organizations.

Science Museum of Kyiv - Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Experimentarium 12 October 2022

The Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has initiated a comprehensive programme that provides for the launch of interactive exhibition spaces featuring educational laboratories in the western and central regions of Ukraine.

Esplora Interactive Science Centre 11 October 2022

Clayton Cutajar, Director at Esplora Interactive Science Centre in Malta, the 2023 Ecsite Conference host, shares what's keeping him entertained.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 2 October 2022

The Planetarium Science Center is organizing the Mid-year Program for students of ages 4-15 years old, during the period 26 January to 6 February 2020.

Science programs

Target group (4-6 years old): Little Explorers
Target group (6-9 years old): Life Sciences
Target group (9-12 years old): Little Geographical
Target group (13-15 years old): The Vision

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 2 October 2022

The PSC is inviting all school students of ages 6-15 years to join the Summer Program, starting from the 28th of September till the 17th of October 2020. The program includes various activities, such as practical experiments, scientific contests. The purpose of this program is to emphasize the bond between students and learning by approaching knowledge through fun and games. Limited number is available due to COVID-19 circumstances.

Target group (6-9 years old): Astronomy
Target group (9-12 years old): Discover your body
Target group (12-17 years old): Arduino

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 2 October 2022

The Eratosthenes Festivity has become an annual tradition that takes place every year on the 21st of June at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina; and 20 and 21 June at the city of Aswan. 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.

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