Universcience – two locations, one passion: to share science.
Its goal was to inspire as many people as possible to be curious about the world around them, and encourage them to marvel at the world of science and engage in scientific reasoning. Beyond its primary task of making science accessible to all, Universcience intends to take on the challenge of communicating and sharing knowledge in a more innovative and appealing way.
By working to inspire passion for science and technology from a very young age, Universcience also hopes to encourage young people to take up scientific studies and careers as a priority to promote a dynamic economy and social cohesion.
This universal objective of putting science and technology at the heart of our culture and society once more also means reaching out to new audiences, supported by resources available on the internet and making full use of the potential of digital technology and innovation to develop new approaches which are both creative and participative.
In 2019, nearly 1,200,000 visitors in France and abroad visited Universcience’s travelling exhibitions.
Universcience is able to create the exhibitions by building new equipment, help with concept development, renew or build exhibition spaces, commission and train teams, manage the entire project and more.
Universcience creates travelling exhibitions on its own or as part of partnerships with other museums. The museum works closely with the European consortium that brings together the Heureka (Finland) and the Ciencia Viva (Portugal) museums to co-produce three exhibitions. Universcience is in charge of the exhibition Risque.
The museum co-produced the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition with the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia in Milan. It toured around museums in Germany, Brazil and England and saw over 720,000 visitors.
The Cats & Dogs travelling exhibition takes visitors on a sensory and interactive journey. Visitors experience what it would be like to be a cat or dog, looking at their agility and speed compared to those of a human. They are also immersed into the world of a cat or dog by being put at their level. Finally, the exhibition explores the nature of human’s relationship with these pets and how it has changed over time. This exhibition was presented at the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City, where it welcomed 540,000 visitors.
Consulting and Studies
Thanks to its museological experience, Universcience is able to help its partners and customers in France and internationally. Universcience helps to define, design, and create equipment incorporating science and technology culture.
The museum is able to create preliminary and feasibility studies to define the theme and size of the project. Benefitting from specific knowledge about the museography of children’s museums, our teams can create an exhibition for children suited to your needs and adapted from the Cité des enfants at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris.
Furthermore, the museum can help you to conceive, develop, and produce new projects (temporary or permanent) related to scientific, technological, or industrial culture. Universcience also provides technical support and follow-ups throughout the development of your project.