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

The Science Fair, which has been supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for more than 25 years, is an event which celebrates knowledge, research, technology and innovation.

28th Science Fair
From October 3 to 13, 2019 - in Lyon & the Rhône county

The Science Fair returns for its 28th edition from October 3 to 13, with the theme “Telling the story of science, imagining the future”.

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, discover the work of researchers, explore original insights, share knowledge, and to question the major challenges of the 21st century.

This 28th edition will host more than 300 free activities open to everyone in the City of Lyon and Rhône county!

As in previous years, this event will cover all scientific fields; however, this year, four subjects will be placed in the spotlight: space exploration, digital technologies, the environment and health. A wide range of free, inventive, attractive and fun activities are planned throughout the area.

Discover the full program online (in French)

Coordination of the event in Metropolitan Lyon and Rhône

The Science Fair, coordinated by the Université de Lyon across Metropolitan Lyon and Rhône, reflects the potential in the region, with over 40,000 visitors and over 13,000 students, 3 science villages and over 100 project holders... The coordination staff from each département help participants design their projects for the Science Fair by putting them in touch with key actors, by providing resources and tools, and by offering their expertise in the organization of the activities. It 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 pupils.