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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.

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

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
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
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.


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

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
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
Stadhouderslaan 37
2517 HV The Hague

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!

1 December 2018 - 7 January 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom

Take a whirl on our outdoor ice rink*, investigate fake snow in the Experiment Zone** and explore the winter night sky in the planetarium!

Want a white Christmas? Hop aboard The Polar Express Journey to the North Pole on the 4D Motion Ride**.

Children can also be immersed in a festive storytelling or get stuck into making seasonal creations to take home, including LED decorations and winter lanterns (weekends only outside of the school holidays).



BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern, Deutsches Museum 16 September 2022
MSCL logo

The Munich Science Communication Lab is supported by two of our members, BIOTOPIA and Deutsches Museum.

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.