Across France, at the start of each school year, Science Fairs invite the general public to discover science. Researchers, laboratories, companies, organizations, museums, etc. come together to offer activities, exhibitions, lectures and visits for young and old alike.

The Science Fair, which has been supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for almost 30 years, is an event which celebrates knowledge, research, technology and innovation.

The 29th Science Fair

Metropolitan Lyon and Rhône | From October 2 to 12, 2020

This 29th edition will take place in the City of Lyon and the Rhône County and will include more than 300 free activities that have been organized by local scientific, technical and industrial players!

It is an opportunity for people of all ages to look at science in a new light, with images, discussions and activities, and to meet with scientists, better understand the work of researchers, explore original insights, share knowledge with science enthusiasts, and to question the major challenges of the 21st century.

The 2020 theme: “What is the relationship between humans and nature? ”

Download the 2020 call for participation (FR)
The full 2020 program will be available on Pop’Sciences by the end of July.

Event coordination in Metropolitan Lyon and Rhône

The Science Fair, organized by the Université de Lyon in the City of Lyon and Rhône County, reflects the potential in the region, with more than 50,000 visitors and over 13,000 students, 5 science villages and at least 100 project leaders...

Coordination staff from each region will help participants design their proposed activities by putting them in touch with key actors, providing resources and tools, and offering their expertise in these activities. This event is supported by the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the Métropole de Lyon and the Ville de Villeurbanne, as well as the Académie de Lyon, which promotes it amongst its students.

And in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes?

Each region in France has its own coordinator. In the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, this task is carried out by the Université de Lyon through the Culture, Science and Society department. Each county or local area then has an officer who is in direct contact with the local project leaders.


Isabelle Bonardi