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Exactly 101 exhibitions will be presented in one day at the 10th annual VědaFest, which will take place on Wednesday, 22 June from 8.30 to 18.30 in Prague's Dejvice district. Exhibitors from universities, academic institutes, leisure institutions and companies will present their work and research on the grass lawn on Vítězné náměstí. The large and entertaining open-air popular science laboratory, this year themed "Science from A to Z", is aimed not only at pupils and students, but also at the curious public.

This time, in the penultimate week of the school year, the largest open-air science laboratory will traditionally be set up in Dejvice, Prague.


"This year VědaFest  celebrates its 10th birthday. We have prepared surprises and new attractions for all curious visitors and we are glad that after a long time visitors can not only feel science, but above all touch it," say the organizers of the event.

The aim of this year's event is to show people that science is all around us, we touch it every day and use the results of science without even knowing it. To show that science is not only an interesting activity, but above all a useful one. Koh-i-noor will introduce visitors to the story of an "ordinary" pencil, the National Museum will demonstrate a clever app that can detect bugs living in Prague, canine heroes from the Helppes organisation will show their skills in helping disabled people, medical students will teach visitors how to use surgical stitches, a special unit from the Institute of Criminalistics will demonstrate how victims of mass disasters get their identities back, and everyone can try their skills with Kutile Junior. Each visitor can become whatever he or she wants for a while and get a glimpse into many fields of the scientific alphabet. 

"Thousands of visitors come to ScienceFest every year. I am sure that it will become an impulse for many of them to pursue science themselves," adds the patron of the event, Václav Pačes.

Visitors will not miss the popular "Chytrá Hlava" quiz this year either. You need to answer the A to Z questions correctly, enter the competition and take part in the draw for compelling prizes directly at VědaFest.

In connection with the incoming Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU and the priority topics of our Presidency in the field of energy, cybersecurity and digitalization, climate change and media freedom, which will be presented at the VědaFest by the stands and lectures of Prague universities, a representative of the French Embassy will symbolically hand over the EU flag to the President of the Council of Universities on the festival stage.

VědFest is also open to Ukrainian visitors, who will be assisted by Ukrainian student guides.

The VědFest programme is gradually updated at

ScienceFest is intended for students and pupils of secondary and primary schools and the curious public of all ages. Admission to the event is FREE.

VědaFest is a joint project of the Czech Technical University in Prague, the House of Children and Youth of the Capital City of Prague, the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague since 2011. The event is supported by the Prague 6 municipality.

Contact person: 
Irena Krumlová