The Science Festival: Animations Throughout France
Science Festival is a free event organized throughout France at the initiative of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. For one week, curious minds are invited to discover, in a serious or playful way, the new aspects of science and technology in the company of researchers, engineers, and technicians. Both young and old are welcome!
What is the Science Festival?
The Science Festival is a free event organized all over France with the help of people eager to share their enthusiasm for science.
This festival, focused on sharing knowledge, is an invitation to curiosity, to better understand the world around us and discover the advancements in science and technology.
It covers all fields of science (life sciences, health, communication technologies, environmental sciences) and will allow you to uncover the secrets of matter and the universe, as well as the earth and human sciences.
What animations are offered?
During the Science Festival, various activities are offered throughout the French territory. All of them are aimed at the general public, including young people and children, and aim to transmit scientific knowledge in a friendly atmosphere.
These activities can take the form of workshops, exhibitions, visits to laboratories and natural sites, as well as meetings with researchers, science cafes, debates, conferences, and shows...
There is something for everyone in every corner of France. To find events organized near you, we invite you to consult the program on the official website below.
Edition 2023 translates to "2023 edition" in English.
The 32nd Science Festival will take place from October 6th to October 16th, 2023 in mainland France, and from November 10th to November 27th, 2023 in Overseas territories and internationally.
This year, the festival's theme is "Sport & Science". While the Rugby World Cup is in full swing in several French cities and France prepares to host the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this edition invites you to discover how scientific advancements influence sports practices, and vice versa.
Through sports, various scientific developments will be presented in nutrition, sociology, biology, biomechanics, psychology, pharmacology, and cognitive sciences... Sports is a unifying theme that will surely foster dialogue between science and society, researchers and citizens.