Venetonightpadova. European Researchers’ Night

researcher with child


On September 28, researchers from all over Europe will come out to meet the public. European Researchers’ Night, sponsored by the European Commission, aims to open up the worlds of science, research and technology to people.

Padova will be hosting Venetonight: an evening dedicated to promoting science with meetings, exhibitions, games, guided tours and workshops open to the public from 5pm to midnight

In particular, in the old courtyard at Palazzo Bo researchers will be describing their research results and projects, interviewed by editorial staff from Il Bo Live. There will be two speakers’ corners where a broad range of different topics will be tackled, including space exploration, hydrogen fusion process, vaccine production, climate justice, social entrepreneurship and the history of science and much more besides. The courtyards at Palazzo Bo and Via VIII Febbraio will be transformed for the entire evening into a huge open-air laboratory where both adults and children can have a go at experiments (some activities may require booking). Mini-laboratories are also scheduled in the museums of Education, Geography, Archaeological Science and Art, and the Esapolis museum. The Giuseppe Olivi Museum of Adriatic Zoology of Chioggia is also taking part with its workshop entitled "How a Sea Urchin is born".

Various conferences are also scheduled at Palazzo Bo, at La Specola Observatory and the Museum of Education. The end of the line, the documentary by Rupert Murray on the impact of industrial fishing on marine ecosystems, will be shown at Palazzo Bo and Palazzo Olivi in Chioggia (participation requires registration).

Entrance to a long list of buildings and museums is free that evening. Registration is required for guided tours.

All activities are free. Some may require prior registration (bookings not yet being taken).

Programme and registration