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Scitech 11 December 2013

Scitech in Perth, Western Australia has created a new interactive multimedia exhibit that explores a colourful and animated world of water known as “Waterlandia”.

“Waterlandia” uses a large two-by-three metre touch screen with 36 touch points, allowing multiple users to interact on the screen at any one time, while still having their own water cycle scenario to tinker with.

Eight months in the making, the exhibit is Scitech’s most ambitious multimedia project to-date and incorporates over 10,000 lines of programming code.

What really makes it stand out is the re-creation of water flow

Scitech 11 December 2013

Visitors to Scitech in Perth, Western Australia can now enjoy a revitalised out-of-this-world experience following a major refurbishment of their planetarium facility.

The renovations have resulted in a complete gutting of the location which was inherited by the science centre in 2004 after a privately-owned IMAX theatre closed and has since operated as a planetarium.

International planetarium designer and installer, SkySkan, assisted with the facility’s upgrade, which took three months to complete and involved importing specialist equipment.

Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza 6 December 2013

From December 2, the exhibition areas of Città della Scienza have been enriched with new hands-on exhibits coming from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. This collection has been set up thanks to the financial support of the Italian Conference of Regional Councils, in a 500sqm outdoor facility installed in front of the entrance of the Science Centre which was destroyed by a criminal fire last 4th of March. The public will be able to engage in a funny way with the laws of light, magnetism, waves, acoustic phenomena as they did in the past “Science Gym”!

Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre 5 December 2013

Technopolis®, the Flemish Science Centre (in cooperation with the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels). Ecsite is part of the International Programme Committee of the SCWS. www.scws2014.org

Why attend

The Summit gives you the insight and the tools to prepare your science centre for a rapidly changing society. The innovative format of the Summit allows for the establishment of new strategic partnerships that enhance large-scale citizen engagement in science and technology.

Attending the Summit allows you to:

  • 1. join strategic thinkers
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Universcience 3 December 2013

Universcience ( Palais de la découverte & Cité des sciences et de l’industrie) is currently working on four new exhibitions projects. We are looking for co-producers and partner to produce upcoming traveling exhibitions:

- Darwin: the developing process of its theory, the controversies, the impact on yesterday and nowadays science;

- Cities: how are they changing? how are they changing our urban life?

Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza 12 November 2013

On November 7, 5,000 people took part to a big event to celebrate the reopening of the exhibition areas of Città della Scienza in Naples, Italy. Just after eight month from the tragic fire that completely destroyed the Science Centre, Città della Scienza starts again with public activities and programs to give a tangible answer that we will not give up! The huge solidarity and support received after March, not only from the Italian citizens but also from the international community, has been a wealth of extraordinary importance.

Esplora Interactive Science Centre 10 September 2013

The project is being considered for co-financing by the European Union/Government of Malta, in accordance with the rules of European Regional Development Fund (2007-2013) – Investing in your future programme.

We are pleased to announce that Pre-Qualification Questionnaires for:

- the design, fabrication and installation of hands-on science exhibits and other exhibition elements within the Mezzanine level of the Main Exhibition building,

- the design, fabrication and installation of the hands-on science exhibits and other exhibition elements within a universe theme in the Pla

MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento 3 July 2013

The eagerly-awaited MUSE – Museo delle Scienze opens its doors on 27 July 2013 in Trento, Italy. “Active, attractive and memorable are the three words that will best define the new science museum,” says Antonia Caola, MUSE’s Head of International and Public Affairs.

Visitors to MUSE will learn about science and technology from an environmental sustainability perspective; they will see how science, technology and innovation can contribute to finding effective solutions for the future of our planet.

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva Science Centre 7 June 2013

Rosalia Vargas, President of Ciência Viva – Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon, Portugal, was voted new President of Ecsite at today’s Ecsite Annual General Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden. Vargas is the first woman to hold this post. The Ecsite community warmly welcomes its new President and looks forward to working with her.

Universeum AB 30 May 2013


GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums will draw close to 1,000 science communicators from accross Europe to its Annual Conference held this year at Universeum Science Discovery Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The three-day event will showcase the latest research and developments in science communication through dynamic sessions, debates, workshops and trade show called the Business Bistro.