Nearly 16,000 people visited the 16th Science Festival on the Rambla de Prim.
Last weekend, on 10 and 11 June, the Rambla de Prim between Carrer de Llull and Plaça de Llevant became a great scientific laboratory. The space, which on this occasion also included the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona, hosted the 177 activities of the 16th Science Festival, which this year attracted the visits of nearly 16,000 people. This year’s festival also enjoyed the support of Sant Martí District and neighbourhood organisations, some of which actively participated in the organisation of activities. During the two days, those attending were able to enjoy shows, workshops, experiments, itineraries, micro-talks, games, presentations, debates and even attend a live recording of a science podcast. A whole host of proposals with which scientific knowledge was made available to the public of all ages.
As a novelty of this edition, the Discover the enigma clue game encouraged around 2,000 people to explore the twenty-four spaces of this Festival to solve it and opt for one of the prizes, three lots of scientific proposals. Among these participants, some 400 people completed the game of clues and the enigma, and were able to participate in the prize draw that took place live at an event on the Einstein Stage, which closed this edition of the Festival. Montse, Isabel and Justine (represented by Pep), residents of the Sant Martí and Sant Adrià del Besòs districts, close to where the Festival was held, were the winners of this game of clues. The awards ceremony will take place this Tuesday afternoon at a small event at the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona.
Among the areas that attracted the greatest public participation this year were Science Games and Young Science, which were new this year at the Festival. As for the activities in particular, the Invertebrates in your hands workshop, the show The secrets of music, the Micro Micrarium workshop, the demonstration-show The three neurons, the debate Hydrogen or lithium? What the mobility of the future will be like, the Boomwhackers concert and the Explainers by students. There was also a great deal of participation in the Mathematical Games to win always, which could be enjoyed in the Diagonal Mar shopping centre.
For its part, the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona held open days on both days of the Festival in the Fòrum building, where visitors could enjoy the permanent exhibition, Planeta Vida, as well as the temporary exhibitions and the green roof of the Terrat Viu. The Museum also hosted various activities during the Festival, especially those aimed at children up to the age of six, who were able to have one of their first contacts with science.