Vienna Science Expo to Host 1001 Inventions Events


1001 Inventions particaptes in this year’s edition of the Vienna’s Sci4all festival to be held on September 28th at the Vienna Institute of Technology (TGM). The mega festival of science is Austria’s celeberation of the European Researchers’ Night, a public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning, held each year in around 300 cities simultaneously across Europe. More than 1 million people participated in European Researchers’ Night in 2017.

1001 Inventions will organise the “Library of Secrets: Discover a Golden Age of Science” pop-up event as part of Sci4all festival in Vienna. 1001 Inventions participation at this year’s edition contributes to celeberating the European Year of Culture Heritage 2018. 1001 Inventions’ pop-up event will showcase diversity in science and offer Sci4all visitors the opportunity to explore untold stories of ancient civilisations and how people of different cultures and backgrounds had remarkable contributions to the advancement of science.

Visitors of the 1001 Inventions event will get the chance to watch the ‘1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets’ short film starring the legendary actor Sir Ben Kingsley. Following each film screening, 1001 Inventions team, in collaboration with Vienna University Children’s Office, will present themed  hands-on workshops and science demonstrations. The interactive activities will offer visitors a chance to learn about poineers from the Golden Age including on optics and vision, how the digestive system functions, practicing ancient surgical techniques, presenting some optical illusion science and much more.

Families and children especially are encouraged to come and experience the fun-filled set of activities and see science in a new light!