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23 May 2015 - 3 January 2016
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Life is delighted to host Game On 2.0, the biggest collection of playable computer games in the world!

From Sonic to Samus, Mario to Minecraft, Game On 2.0 is the world’s most comprehensive collection of computer games from the past 60 years. This major international exhibition is coming to Newcastle’s Life Science Centre in May 2015. Enjoy more than 100 playable games and explore the history and culture of gaming throughout the years. Retro-lovers can indulge in arcade classics such as Pac-Man, and more modern games such as Rock Band and Halo 3 are also available to play.

2 April 2015
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Experiment Zone is a brand new experience at Life Science Centre that encourages visitors to think and experiment like real scientists. They can explore how real science is done; carry out practical experiments using proper tools and materials and meet real-life working scientists. Visitors can work on alone, in a team or enlist the help of Life’s Science Explainers. Experiment Zone is included in the admission price to the Science Centre.

18 November 2014 - 19 November 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) in collaboration with Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) will hold the second local robotics competition in November 2014, “The Robotheca Alexandrina Olympiad (RAO)”. It comprises two categories, the Diver Robot and the Robofight.

The competition will stimulate and engage students in exploring their potential in engineering, IT, science, and math, as well as project management. Participants must have Basic knowledge of electronics & programming.

Specialized judges will assess teams’ performance.

3 November 2014 - 10 November 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

In cooperation with The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Planetarium Science Center and with the support of Mercedes-Benz as the main sponsor, the Goethe-Institut Alexandria presents the Science Film Festival 2014 in The Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 4-11 November 2014. The Science Film Festival, initiated by the Goethe-Institut in 2005, is a celebration of science communication. Targeting a young audience with excitingly well-designed science content, the Science Film Festival has grown considerably, becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide.

9 October 2014 - 5 September 2015
Stadhouderslaan 37
2517 HV The Hague

What did dinosaurs eat - and how do we know? Visitors are thrust into the world of dinosaur dining habits in this roaring spectacle of an exhibition. From the infamous flesh-eating T.rex to the plant munching Edmontosaurus , different dinosaurs ate different foods and often had unique ways of catching their dinner.

Life-size animatronic dinosaur heads, including the terrifying T.rex, show how the teeth and jaws move together to tear, grind and chew food.

2 September 2014 - 22 October 2014
Eugenides Foundation
Leoforos Siggrou 379 Paleo Faliro
175 64 Athens

The big exhibition for the Aegean Sea is moving to a new venue, the Planetarium of the Eugenides Foundation, from 3 September to 23 October 2014.

25 May 2014 - 7 September 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

The Planetarium Science Center is currently running its Summer Programfor the sixth successive year, and with a capacity over 2,000 students dstributed over 2 identical halves of the summer vacation duration. This is aiming to accomodate the public increasing demand, as the Program has grown to be very popular among students of all ages, starting from the Kindergarten stage up to high school (4 – 16 years).

20 June 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

The Eratosthenes Festivity has become an annual tradition that takes place every year on 21 June at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the city of Aswan. It is designed for preparatory school students, and includes a series of activities that revolve around the methodology Eratosthenes used in measuring the Earth’s circumference 2000 years ago.

On 21 June, the day of summer solstice, the 21st century school students conduct Eratosthenes’ experiment at the BA Plaza and in Aswan (Upper Egypt) to measure the circumference of the earth.

15 April 2014 - 16 April 2014
Library of Alexandria Alexandria

The Science Festivity comprises a Science Village built on the BA Plaza, where various workshops and activities, prepared by school students under the supervision of their teachers and university students, are displayed.

1 June 2014 - 5 June 2014
Hiša eksperimentov (The House of Experiments)
Trubarjeva 39
1000 Ljubljana

After the success of the first edition we are proud to organize the second INSPIRE (INternational »Science Performance Is Ready« Event).



International Centre for Life 17 April 2018

At International Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK. Apply by 31 May.

Science Museum Group 9 April 2018

Two vacancies at the National Railway Museum in York (UK). Apply by 26 April.

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci' 27 February 2018

Tinkering EU: Building Science Capital for ALL” is the second project focusing on Tinkering funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU and coordinated by the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci. It addresses science education especially for schools in situations of disadvantage and intends to explore the use of Tinkering for the development of young people’s Science Capital. 

Science Museum Group 16 February 2018

At the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK. Apply by 25 February.

TRACES / Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 14 February 2018
NANO2ALL multi-stakeholder dialogue participants at TRACES, France

A full-day multi-stakeholder event at TRACES, France in the framework of the NANO2ALL project – Have a look at the recommendations that emerged from an engaging exploration of brain-machine interfaces

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.

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.

Territoire de Sciences 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 recommendations that emerged from an engaging exploration of nanomedicine

MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento 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 recommendations that emerged from an engaging exploration of nanotextiles.