The Voice at the Cité des télécoms


From 11 February 2019, Bretons will be able to visit the exhibition The Voice at the Cité des Télécoms. The exhibition is set up for two years in the superb Radôme park located in Pleumeur Bodou in the Côtes d'Armor (Brittany)

After New York, Bon Appétit stops in Nice


After delighting more than 100,000 New Yorkers, it is now the turn of the people of Nice to discover the Bon Appétit exhibition, which is on display in the large glasshouses of the Phoenix Park in Nice until April 2019.

Froid à Arc et Senans

Cold at the Saline Royale of Arc et Senans

Following the success of the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie (more than 250,000 visitors), the exhibition will be presented from 23 November 2018 to 22 April 2019 at the Saline Royale d'Arc et Senans as part of the "C'est l'hiver à la Saline Royale" programme.

The exhibition What's New in the Middle Ages? presented at the Pont du Gard


What's new in the Middle Ages? continues to tour and settles until April 30, 2019 at the Pont du Gard. Enriched with objects discovered and collected by INRAP in the region during preventive excavations, the exhibition should delight visitors who will be able to discover unknown aspects of this period.

The exhibition has already delighted more than 210,000 visitors in France.

Effets Spéciaux begins its tour in Bordeaux


After attracting more than 400,000 visitors to Paris, the Special Effects exhibition begins its tour at Cap Sciences, Bordeaux.

It is presented there until June 2019.

How do you say Cats and Dogs in Portuguese? Cães e Gatos!


Our exhibition Cats and Dogs is inaugurated on October 4th 2018, world animals day, at Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon.

It will be presented until September 2019.

Darwin the original in Mendoza (Argentina)


To celebrate spring in the southern hemisphere, Tecnopolis Buenos Aires is travelling to Mendoza from September 20 to October 7, 2018 for an art, science and technology festival.

As part of his Argentinean itinerary, Darwin the original stops in Mendoza to be discovered by the public of the region. 

European Project CSRC – (Cyprus Science and Research Center)


The University of Cyprus responded to a call for proposals for Horizon 2020, the European Union’s newest research and innovation framework program. The objective of Horizon is to establish a center for research and scientific education in Nicosia. The center will facilitate interdisciplinary scientific research, education, responsible citizenship, and innovation, creating a teaching and learning environment for science and STEAM technology (Science – Technology- Engineering- Arts- Mathematics). 

Universcience joined a consortium of 15 partners from 6 European countries, bringing its expertise in cultural engineering, museology and business planning as part of a feasibility study. During the first year, Universcience has greatly enriched the CSRC project in terms of know-how, good mediation practices, exhibition concept design and consultation. The consultation covered a wide variety of topics, including the project’s economic model and the themes of expositions and scientific events that will be hosted by the center in the future. The center is scheduled to open in 2026.  

The consortium for the official launching of the Cyprus Science and Research Center met for the first time at the University of Cyprus, in Nicosia, from September 20-22, 2017. This led to three more meetings (in Naples, Paris, and Nicosia) and a seminar in museology led by Universcience, held on November 29, November 30, and December 1, 2017.

The closing meeting of Phase One of the project was held in Cyprus from June 14 to 16, 2018. Pursuing further collaboration, Universcience is preparing for Phase 2, which will consist of another EU Call for proposals by the Commission for Horizon 2020’s program “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation.” The deadline for this submission is November 15, 2018.

The CSRC project is coordinated by the University of Cyprus (UCY).

To learn more about this project:  

Universcience at IPS 2018 in Toulouse, France


Universcience teams are at the 2018 International Planetarium Symposium, which is being held for the first time in Toulouse, France, from July 1 to 5, 2018.

They present the offer related to the planetarium such as films but also the development of augmented reality glasses for the deaf and hard of hearing, as well as expertise in museology.

To risk or not to risk at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem


As part of the France-Israel 2018 season, our exhibition "to risk or not to risk" is presented at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem from June 22 to December 10, 2018.

Entitled "On the edge", the exhibition was inaugurated by Bruno Maquart, President of Universcience, Maya Halévy, Director of the Bloomfield Science Museum in the presence of the French Ambassador to Israel, Mrs Hélène Le Gall.

Universcience teams in Geneva for Ecsite 2018


The annual Ecsite conference of European science centres opened on 7 June 2018 at the CICG in Geneva (Switzerland).

A 3-day program of conferences and workshops on the theme "Creative collisions" in which several Universcience members participate.

You can also meet the Universcience teams on the Business Bistro at booth n°15.

"Urban mutations, the city is ours" presented in Dunkerque


An adaptation of the exhibition "Urban mutations, the city is ours" retitled "The city is ours, urban becomings" is presented at the Halle aux Sucres in Dunkerque from 24 February to 16 June 2018, as part of a cycle dedicated to the city of tomorrow. 

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The Bon appétit! exhibition presented at the New-York Hall of Science


The Bon appétit! exhibition makes its first touring trip to the United States. Inaugurated on Friday, February 16 at the New York Hall of Science, it will be open until May 13, 2018.

The exhibition explains how the digestive system works, brand marketing strategies, eating habits of other cultures and much more... So if you're in New York, what are you waiting for?

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Darwin à Buenos Aires

Darwin the original in Argentina


The exhibition "Darwin el original" was inaugurated on Wednesday 14 February at Tecnopolis, the science centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as part of the "Yo Soy Festival" which runs from 15 February to 3 March 2018. On this occasion, the Argentinean Minister of Culture welcomed the cooperation between Tecnopolis and Universcience and stressed the importance of presenting to the Argentinean public productions of Darwin's quality.

The exhibition should then tour the Argentine territory.

Inauguration of the exhibition Pasteur the experimenter


On Wednesday evening, December 13th, Bruno Maquart welcomed the President of the Republic, the Minister of Solidarity and Health and the Minister of Culture to the Palais de la découverte for the inauguration of Pasteur the experimenter.

The exhibition is presented at the Palais de la découverte until August 19th 2018.

Our exhibition Leonardo da Vinci in Lodz (Poland)


After a successful world tour in Munich, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and London (more than 720,000 visitors), the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci, Projects, Drawings, Machines" is about to make its final tour at the EC1 centre in Lodz, Poland.

The exhibition was entitled in Polish:"Leonardo da Vinci - the energy of the mind".

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday 24 November in the presence of representatives of the Deutsches Museum, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Milan, Universcience as well as the ambassadors of France, Germany and Italy to Poland.

Universcience at SCWS 2017 in Tokyo


The Science Centres World Summit opened on 14 November at the Miraikan in Tokyo with the CEO Forum, attended by our President Bruno Maquart.

This will be followed by 3 days of conferences and workshops on the theme "Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future". 

Universcience will also be present on the Marketplace at stand n°15.

Launch of the Cyprus science and research center project


The consortium for the official launch of the Cyprus Science and Research Center project met for the first time at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia from 20 to 22 September 2017.

The purpose of this future center is to establish a center of excellence in research and science education to promote scientific research, education, responsible citizenship and innovation in the disciplines of science, Engineering, Mathematics and the Arts (STEAM).

Universcience brings its expertise to the consortium, which brings together 15 partners from 6 European countries and shares its experience on the design, equipment and operation of a science center in the framework of a feasibility study, of 12 months.

This project is funded by the European Union within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program for research and innovation, which aims to create centers of excellence in scientific research through cooperation between European research institutions and support for research activities transdisciplinary science.

To find out more about the project:

Great success for “Cats and dogs” in Quebec!


The exhibition “Like cats and dogs” has just ended at the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec after 14 months of operation.

The exhibition was a real success attracting no less than 540,000 visitors during this period!

Next stop: the Halifax Discovery Center, where visitors could discover it from January 2018.

The exhibition « Urban mutations, the city is ours! » in London!


The exhibition “Urban mutations, the City is Ours” was inaugurated at the Museum of London on July 18, 2017 in the presence of Mr. Bruno Maquart, President of Universcience, and his English counterpart Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London. 

The Museum of London houses the exhibition from July 14, 2017 to January 2, 2018 on a surface area of 700 m2. The travelling exhibition offers visitors the chance to glimpse the many transformations that our cities are experiencing today: globalization, demographics, new technology and relationship with the environment. These challenges to the urban ecosystem are drivers of change, initiatives and innovations that are industrial, political and citizen-based.

The “Microbiota” Project


The co-design team of the “Microbiota” exhibition - or the ”intesteam” - met for the second time in Paris, on 28 and 29 June, with Dorothée Vatinel, exhibition curator, and Nathalie Puzenat, museographer.

Together with the Finnish and Portuguese partners and the German authors Giulia and Jill Enders (for the book “Gut, the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ”), the project was scrutinized by the whole team.

A period of digestion begins before the launch of the competition for design, scenography and graphics.

The group will meet again on 20 and 21 November.