Researchers’ Night gets schoolchildren familiar with science

11 Finnish cities will be hosting the European Researchers’ Night again on the last Friday of September (28.9.) together with over 300 European cities. As before, there will be loads of interesting and fun science activities for children and school groups.

Students learned about physics, chemistry and nano science at the University of Jyväskylä event on 29.9.2017. Photo: Petteri Kivimäki

School groups can enjoy a variety of interesting activities from workshops to tours. Guided by researchers, pupils get to learn the latest scientific discoveries and experience what it feels like to make science.

The Researchers’ Night cities have many events targeted especially to pre-schoolers and schoolchildren, for example, crime scene investigation with the help of chemistry, exciting escape rooms and a treasure hunt inspired by the writer Sakari Topelius.

This year’s theme is “traces”, which is woven into the programme: students get to trace footprints and identify animals in a workshop, explore the traces left by molecules and learn about the traces we humans leave on planet Earth.

For some of the programme for school groups, you may need to enroll in advance, so please check the programme of your local event. In addition to this programme, the event offers plenty of things to do and see without pre-enrolment.

In the Researchers’ Night, schoolchildren at any age can have fun and learn new interesting things about science!

Get familiar with the Researchers’ Night programme in different cities on our programme page.

The European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, contract number 817987.