Official launch of the Science Fair in the City of Lyon and in the Rhône region

Du 03 October 2019 au 13 October 2019

On Thursday, October 3, researchers, the public and officials gathered at the Musée des Confluences to mark the launch of the Science Fair in the City of Lyon and the Rhône region.

The grand opening was marked by a lecture on the history of the CNRS, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. This was followed by round-table discussions with the Science Fair’s partners and financial backers, in the presence of Khaled Bouabdallah, President of the Université de Lyon.

After presenting the program of the 28th Science Fair, discussions moved on to current research and issues related to knowledge dissemination.This opening evening ended with a tour of the CNRS and Musée des Confluences’ 80th anniversary Science Village. This launch brought together over 200 people and was a great success.

The Science Fair will continue until October 13, with various activities for both children and adults, which you won’t want to miss:

  • The traditional ENS de Lyon’s Science Village;
  • The equally traditional IUT Lyon 1’s Science Village;
  • An activity at the Lugdunum museum and Roman theaters;
  • A workshop with the Botanical Garden’s scientific division;
  • DYS* Workshops at INSA Lyon’s Marie Curie Library;
  • An art and science show at the Astrée Theater;
  • A scientific version of chutes and ladders at the La Doua campus.

And many more… Visit the Pop’Sciences online portal to find out more


*DYS: people with dysphasia, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and dysorthographia