Ever wondered if a €50 note is flame retardant? Perhaps you wanted to learn how to make bogeys from sweets? All these questions and more can be answered at one of the most eagerly awaited public events for curious people, the Luxembourg science festival.
Running from 11-12 November, the eleventh edition of this fun and informative festival features shows, exhibitions and scores of workshops aimed at nurturing an interest in the sciences among people aged from 3 to 99.
Among the highlights in the huge list of weird and wacky workshops on offer this year, participants can visit Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory, explore optical illusions, rebuild the leaning tower of Pisa and solve a murder in the Sherlock Holmes workshop. And don’t miss the series of workshops for people aged 12 and over, “En Pleine Forme?” enables participants to better understand the science behind human health, physical and mental, through a series of tests and demonstrations.
Among the demonstrations scheduled, people can see a 4D show, watch chemistry tricks and find out how to make bogeys and other icky stuff from frozen sweets. Most workshops are multi-lingual, and access for English-speakers. Check the programme for individual events to find out which languages are spoken. The festival is hosted across the Abbaye de Neimënster and Nature Museum, both in the Luxembourg-Grund.
Registration for workshops and shows is compulsory. This is a hugely popular event with limited places so participants are urged to book early to avoid disappointment.