What's on: Science Exhibitions you won't want to miss in 2018

Science Exhibitions 2018

  • British Science Week

Dates: Friday 9th - Sunday 18th March 2018

Get involved in the UK's biggest celebration of Science & plan your activities for British Science Week.  Find activity packs, a poster competition or

'Run to the Deep' , a virtual running app which follows in the footsteps of  the hugely popular 'Run the Solar System'.

  • The Big Bang Fair

Dates: 14th - 17th March 2018

Location: NEC, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Take a visit to the Big Bang Fair and explore virtual reality, marine biology, medicine, film and TV, explosive chemistry, space exploration, robots, computer coding, crime-solving, microscopic bugs, massive trucks and lots more.

The Big Bang Fair Teachers’ Panel

The Big Bang Fair is looking for teachers who can give a few minutes to take part in a series of short online surveys and answer a few questions to help shape future Fairs & provide an even better schools experience.

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Things to do (Discover how to create a lemonade bottle pump, make a lava lamp or grow the crown jewels)

Teacher Resources

  • Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2018

A free festival commemorating the science shaping the future. Brought to you by The Royal Society, committed to promoting excellence in Science. There is a week long programme of events with over 20 exhibits highlighting some of the most important research being done in the UK at present. The scientists will be on hand to talk about their latest discoveries. The exhibition is suitable for all ages and visitors will be given the opportunity to try things out for themselves.

Dates: Monday 2nd July - Sunday 8th July 2018

Location: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

School Visits 

Schools and colleges can visit the Summer Science Exhibition from Monday 2 July – Friday 6 July 2018. The schools programme are purposeful for pupils age 14 and over who would like to find out about research currently taking place in the UK and to meet the teams involved.

  • New Scientist Live 2018

The world's most exhilarating ideas festival. Engage with one of five immersive zones including Technology, Humans, Engineering, Earth and the Cosmos.

Dates: 20th - 23rd September 2018

Location: ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Discover the Zones


Find out more about climate change to the progression of human beings; from the world's strangest mammal and the origin of life.


Explore the moons of Jupiter & Saturn and the countless planets beyond the solar system.


The Technology zone highlights our amazing powers from cars driving themselves to artificial intelligence.


Could we all live past 100?, ways to fight disease, how does meditation work? Explore the Human Zone to see your mind & body in a new way.


Learn how to build elevators to space and uncover under world cities in the Engineering Zone.


For information on our Science trips visit http://www.schooltours.co.uk/school-trips/science.html or contact our friendly team on 0800 801 560.

Resources: British Science WeekThe Big Bang Fair, The Royal Society, New Scientist Live


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