What is the Genoa Sciece Festival?

A Festival that leaves its mark
The Genoa Science Festival is one of the main international events for the spread of scientific culture, and it has become a landmark for both audiences and participants over the years.
A festival that celebrates the wonder of science and, in the meantime, makes people discover the beauty of Genoa. Scientists, researchers, popularizers, artists, authors, as well as institutions, associations and companies, meet the public to make science touch, see and understand without boundaries, in an open comparison free from academic approaches.
Every year, the Festival and the dissemination of scientific culture leave their mark on the city, the people who visit it, the protagonists who engage in the events, and the businesses that support the Festival and the dissemination of scientific culture.

The format

  • Conferences: in-person and online meetings with internationally renowned scientists, researchers and cultural figures.
  • Exhibits: interactive expositions, exhibits, multimedia installations and photographic displays to discover and explore science and technology topics with a creative and artistic perspective.
  • Shows and performances: stage performances and exhibitions to illustrate science with unconventional languages: from acting to music, from sports performances to cooking shows.
  • Workshops: experiential and interactive in-presence and online events based on the involvement and active participation of families and students, led by science animators.

The audience

  • Schools
    Students are the beating heart of the Festival: every year classes from all over Italy attend the Festival's events to get closer to the main topics of science in an interactive way and to take advantage of a complementary offer. In parallel with the in-presence programme, the Festival also develops an online schedule, to reach students at a distance.
  • Families
    The Festival is also an opportunity to spend educational moments with the family, to discover the wonders of science and, in the meantime, the beauty of the city.
  • Enthusiasts
    The Festival events are attended by a more diverse audience than ever before: from science enthusiasts to those approaching this fascinating world for the first time, with curiosity and excitement.

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