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Science is Wonderful!

Brussels, 25 and 26 April 2024

Registrations are open!

Participation is open to everyone – school classes, families, fans of science – and free of charge. If you would like to attend with a school class or a large group of 15 people or more, do not forget to register.

Limited places remain!


Join Science is Wonderful!

Come and celebrate European science with us!

The European Commission invites young and old to its annual science fair on 25 and 26 April 2024 at the Egg in Brussels.

We are thrilled to welcome over 100 leading researchers from across Europe and beyond to the European capital for these two days.

Learn more about their work and careers through joint experiments, hands on activities, interactive science shows, games and quizzes.

Event floor plan

The interactive layout of the event is now available,
find out where your favorite booth will be.

How to take part

Participation is open to everyone – school classes, families, fans of science – and free of charge. 

If you would like to attend with a school class or a large group (15 people or more), please do not forget to register. If you are an individual or a family, you do not need to register and can simply come join us at the science fair. Whether you have a school class, a child or are simply young at heart, we will be happy to welcome you to this extraordinary celebration of science.

Make sure to check out the science booths to see what to expect, take a look at our science show programme that runs in parallel and get a first sneak peek of some of the many great projects that will take part this year below.

Key information

  • Date: 25 & 26 April 2024
  • Location: The Egg, Brussels
  • Everyone is welcome! Especially pupils between the ages of 7 and 18 will find a wealth of scientific experiences to choose from
  • The event is free of charge, registration is now open and is required for school classes or large groups
  • The event is organised in French, Dutch and English
  • Free bus transfers to the venue can be arranged for school classes upon request (limited availability, priority given to young children or far away schools)
  • Lunch at the venue can be arranged upon request for school classes visiting during lunch times (limited availability). An indoors picnic area will be accessible for everyone

Please feel free to contact if you have any questions or call our helpdesk at +32 478 79 45 92 (line available in English, Dutch and French).

Next to the science fair, Science is Wonderful! also hosts activities for the classroom. These teaching resources, games and videos were prepared by our scientists to use with your pupils or children throughout the year.

Celebrating science

Still not sure what Science is Wonderful! is all about?

Here is a short video to give you an idea!

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Science is Wonderful! is an initiative of European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), the reference programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. This allows excellent young researchers across the EU and abroad to study a topic in depth that they care about.

Science is Wonderful! bridges this research with schools across the European Union. It celebrates the value and impact of EU-funded research by giving primary and secondary school students the chance to interact with leading researchers and innovators, learn more about their work in engaging formats and ask questions about scientific careers. Since its inception in 2015, Science is Wonderful! has organised an annual science fair that interactively showcases research projects and innovations through presentations, hands-on experiments, games and quizzes.

The MSCA also support the European Researchers’ Night, a popular science outreach event organised annually in several European countries and beyond, and Researchers at Schools, which fosters direct interaction between researchers, teachers and pupils.