Athens Science Festival to take place at Technopolis in Gazi
From tomorrow until April 2, visitors to the Technopolis event space in the capital’s Gazi district will be able to enjoy a host of scientific exhibits and interactive installations as part of the fourth annual Athens Science Festival. The event allows visitors of all ages to explore the world of science in a fun and thought-provoking way.
In total, 130 organizations, 90 free activities, 60 workshops (including 40 specifically for children), 40 talks, five science and technology exhibits plus numerous documentary screenings and competitions will combine to create Athens’s biggest scientific event.
The exhibition has grown steadily since its inception and last year drew some 33,000 visitors. The aim of the organizers is to connect science to the public’s everyday lives, promote the role of science in society, encourage young people to pursue scientific careers, promote dialogue and highlight the quality of the research currently being performed in Greece.
But the primary goal is to show visitors that science and learning can be fun. Exhibits and interactive installations will encourage problem solving and mathematical skills. These include the Blue Playground for children aged 3-8, where kids will be able to construct their own play areas out of blue foam blocks. Older children and adults will be able to visit the science theater, witness live experiments, and attend talks on scientific issues that impact everyday life, such as how global warming will affect the Greek seas.
The Athens Science Festival is organized by educational organization Science Communication – SciCo, the British Council, the Onassis Scholars’ Association and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, in collaboration with various academic, research and educational institutions.
The full program of events, maps, transport connections and more is listed on the festival’s site, www.athens-science-festival.gr.