2020 Science Fair: save the date!

Du 02 October 2020 au 12 October 2020
In the Métropole de Lyon and the Rhône department

After the successful 2019 Science Fair, which brought together over 50,000 visitors in Lyon and the Rhône region, the Science Fair will return from October 2 to 12, 2020 in a completely new format. Fun, free and open to all; this year’s edition will feature nearly 200 different activities, which you can enjoy either in person at several locations or online from the comfort of your home.

Each year, the Science Fair invites visitors of all ages to discover science in a new light, through images, discussions, activities and emotional experiences. The current health situation has shown how science and technology play a significant role in today’s society. It has also highlighted the importance of sharing knowledge and appropriating scientific approaches.

This year's Science Fair theme, “What is the relationship between humans and nature?” will be explored through the lens of several disciplines: biodiversity, energy, space, health, innovation, economy, law, anthropology, and many more.

The 2020 Science Fair in numbers:

  • 200 activities, including workshops, tours, meetings and discussions, city walks & games
  • Three science villages
  • Six festivals
  • 30 events for school groups
  • 22 participating towns
Check out the 2020 Science Fair program (FR)


The Science Fair and Covid-19

The 2020 Science Fair has been adapted to comply with the Covid-19 guidelines and will include a range of online activities. The Pop’Sciences team, which coordinates the Science Festival in the city of Lyon and the Rhône region, is working with project leaders who, despite a complicated and unprecedented situation, have continued to mobilize their efforts to offer you the shared experience that is the Science Fair: tours, lectures, demonstrations, interviews, podcasts, introductions to participatory science, digital resources, and much more, in innovative, face-to-face formats adapted to the current health measures currently in force.