Come and join us for an exciting and adventurous week, as we bring science closer to you! The theme for this year's festival is "End of the World", so be prepared for all things apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic! From 23rd to 29th of September, you can join in some of our wondrous workshops, catch a glimpse of our Science Bike riding around the town and hiding a whole lot of surprising experiments, debate with the scientists in our Cafe Scientifique events, and find out if everything they show in the movies is indeed true.

The festival culminates on 28th of September with the pan-European Researchers' Night and over 300 events simultaneously happening in Estonia. Wander around secret science labs and sneak behind the scenes, let yourself be fascinated by news from the scientific world, test your knowledge in quiz shows and discover the inner scientist in you in numerous hands-on workshops. Also, don't forget to tune in to ETV on Friday night, to see the live broadcast of Researchers' Night in Science Centre AHHAA and Estonian Genome Centre.

 

Whats going on in Tartu:

Ageing but staying active!!

Sunday, 23rd September

When?

What?

Where?

Ticket?

9.30-19.30

Health conference „Ageing but staying active!“

AHHAA lecture room, Sadama 1

Free *

 

Without nature – without hope?

Monday, 24th September

When?

What?

Where?

Ticket?

9-20

Book show „Good weather is not cooked in a pot“

Tartu Town Library,

Kompanii 3/5

Free

12-18

Science Wheel

Old Town

Free

17

Journey of discovery in the brand new building of the Estonian Genome Centre

Riia 23b

Free *

18

Science cafe „The tragedy of common property – why the future is dark?“ (Kristjan Zobel)

Genialistide Klubi, behind Lai 37

Free

20

Ahhaa, science? Movie! Catastrophy movie „2012“ (Erik Puura)

AHHAA cinema, Sadama 1

Free

 

More blood!

Tuesday, 25th September

When?

What?

Where?

Ticket?

9-20

Book show „Good weather is not cooked in a pot“

Tartu Town Library
Kompanii 3/5

Free

14-14.45

Science theatre „Resque“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

14-20

Workshop „Ahhaa, anatomy!“, „Caries and Germs“

Small science dome, Town hall square

Free

15-16

Workshops „Blood Clotting“, „Three Drops Of Blood“, „Wound“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

15-16

Workshops of Tartu Health Care University

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

15

Journey of discovery in the brand new building of the Estonian Genome Centre

Riia 23b

Free *

16-16.45

Science theatre „Blood“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

17-18

Workshops „Blood Clotting“, „Three Drops Of Blood“, „Wound“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

18

Science cafe „What is the cost of comfort?“ (Anna-Liisa Parm)

Cafe Spargel, Kalevi 13

Free

18-18.45

Science theatre „Resque“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

19-20

Workshops „Blood Clotting“, „Three Drops Of Blood“, „Wound“

Large science tent, Town hall square

Free

19-20

Workshops of Tartu Health Care University

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

20

Ahhaa, science? Film! Action movie “Awake” (Anne Vahtramäe)

AHHAA cinema, Sadama 1

Free

 

Time has two endings

Wednesday, 26th September

When?

What?

Where?

Pääse?

09-20

Book show „Good weather is not cooked in a pot“

Tartu Town Library
Kompanii 3/5

Tasuta

12-18

Science Wheel

Ülejõe

Tasuta

12-15

Science day of partners of the science year coordinated by SA Archimedes

Kaubamaja, Riia 1

Tasuta

14-14.45

Science theatre „The Invisible Crown Of Earth“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Tasuta

14-20

Workshops „Watch“, „Spacial Time Pattern“

Small science dome, Town hall square

Tasuta

15-16-45

Workshops „Star Watch“, „Home Planetarium“, „Planet System“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Tasuta

15.30

Grand ending of the science year (Estonian Science Agency)

Dorpat, Turu 2

Kutsetega

16-16.45

Workshop „Wonderful Air“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Tasuta

17-18.45

Workshops „Star Watch“, „Home Planetarium“, „Planet System“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Tasuta

18-19

Start of Planet Trip

Tähetorn, Lossi 40

Tasuta

18

Science cafe „Do time and space really exist?“ (Kalev Tarkpea)

Pub Möku, Rüütli 18

Tasuta

18

Scientists of Tähtvere – a fun bike trip on the tracks of science!

Tähtvere district

Tasuta*

18-18.45

Science theatre „The Invisible Crown Of Earth“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Tasuta

19-20

Workshops „Star Watch“, „Home Planetarium“, „Planet System“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Tasuta

19-20.30

Finish of the Planet Trip

Science domes, Town hall square

Tasuta

20

Ahhaa, science? Film! Science fiction movie „Stargate“ (Heli Lukner)

AHHAA cinema, Sadama 1

Tasuta

21.30

Star spotting „Islands of astrology“

- Tähtvere sports park
- stadium opposite Anne channel
- crossroad of Kalda tee and Kaunase pst.

Tasuta*

 

Scientifically and knowledgeably about food

Thursday, 27th September

When?

What?

Where?

Ticket?

9-20

Book show „Good weather is not cooked in a pot“

Tartu Town Library,
Kompanii 3/5

Free

14-14.45

Science theatre „From cake to poo!?“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

14-20

Workshops „Modelling Clay“, „Starch Monster“

Small science dome, Town hall square

Free

14-20

Workshops of the Health Care University – test your health!

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

14

Drink Science at the A. Le Coq’i Beer Museum

Laulupeo pst 15

Free *

15-16

Workshops: „Extracting DNA from food“, „determining pH“, „Battery Of Potatoes“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

16-16.45

Science theatre „From cake to poo!?“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

17-18

Workshops: „Extracting DNA from food“, „determining pH“, „Battery Of Potatoes“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

17

Climate changes or climate predictions in Estonia“ (Andres Tarand)

Tartu Town Library
Kompanii 3/5

Free

18

Science cafe „Energy drinks – for or against?“ (Urmas Kokassaar)

Cafe Nälg, Rüütli 8

Free

18-18.45

Science theatre „Kitchen Chemistry“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

19-20

Workshops: „Extracting DNA from food“, „determining pH“, „Battery Of Potatoes“

Large science dome, Town hall square

Free

20

Ahhaa, science? Film! Drama „The Perfect Mind“ (Tõnu Oja)

AHHAA cinema, Sadama 1

Free

 

I consume – therefore I live

Friday, 28th September

When?

What?

Where?

Ticket?

09-20

Book show „Good weather is not cooked in a pot“

Tartu Town Library
Kompanii 3/5

Free

10-16

Drink Science at the A. Le Coq’i Beer Museum

Laulupeo pst 15

Free *

10-20

Unusual 3D-portraits in AHHAA lobby

AHHAA lobby, Sadama 1

Free

10-22

Vaporings at the Aura Centre

Turu 10

4 € with password

12-18

Science Wheel

City Centre

Free

14-14.45

Science theatre „Imeline õhk“ („Wonderful Air“)

Large science dome

Free

14-22

Workshops of the green movement

Small science dome

Free

15-16

Workshops „Tuulik“ („Windmill“), „Kliimakasiino“ („Climate Casino“), „Maavarad“ („Natural Resources“), „LED-latern“ („LED-lantern“)

Large science dome

Free

16-16.45

Science theatre „Koogist kakaks!?“ („From cake to poo!?“=

Large science dome

Free

17-18

Workshops „Tuulik“ („Windmill“), „Kliimakasiino“ („Climate Casino“), „Maavarad“ („Natural Resources“), „LED-latern“ („LED-lantern“)

Large science dome

Free

16-22

Night Of Scientists at 4D experience cinema

Lõunakeskus, Ringtee 75

Free every full hour

18-20

Science bus in action near the ice skating ring of Lõunakeskus

Lõunakeskus, Ringtee 75

Free

18

Science cafe „I am consuming – life as in a fairy tale. For how much longer?“ (Andres Kuusik)

Pub Nott, Vallikraavi 3a

Free

18-18.45

Science theatre „Imeline õhk“ („Wonderful Air“)

Large science tent

Free

18-21

Night Of Scientists at Environmental Education Centre

Kompanii 10

Free

18-20

Visiting the secret equipment of Tartu Wastewater Treatment Plant

Tähe 118

Free*

18-21

Night Of Scientists at Estonian Literature Museum

Vanemuise 42

Free

18–21

Night Of Scientists at the exhibition hall of ENM

Kuperjanovi 9

Free

18–21

Night Of Scientists at Tartu City Museum

Narva mnt 23

Free

18-21

„Oh, Tamme Gymnasium, Oh My!“

Tamme pst 24a

Free

18-22

Night Of Scientists at the Art Museum of University Of Tartu

Ülikooli 18

Free

18-21

Night Of Scientists at Toy Museum

Lutsu 8

Free

18-22

Night Of Scientists at the Centre Of Ice Age

Äksi

Special fee 1 €*

18-22

Secret laboratories at the Institute Of Physics of University Of Tartu

Riia 142

Free

18-22

Night Of Scientists at Estonian University Of Life Sciences

Kreutzwaldi tn
Märja
Õssu village

Free

18-23

Night Of Scientists at the Botanical Gardens of University Of Tartu

Lai 38

Free

18-23

Night Of Scientists at Estonian Sports Museum

Rüütli 15

Free

18-23

Night Of Scientists at the History Museum of University Of Tartu

Lossi 25

Free

18-23

Night Of Scientists at Tartu Health Care College

Nooruse 5

Free

18-23

Night Of Scientists at ENM Postal Museum

Rüütli 15

Free

18.30

Fun monumental physics at the statue of Fr. R. Faehlmanni kuju juures (Henn Voolaid)

In front of Old Anatomical Theatre

Free

18.30-20.30

Bike tour on the tracks of Tartu scientists

Tartu

Free*

19

Night Of Scientists at the University Of Tartu Molecular And Cellular Biology Institute

Riia 23

Free

19-22

Workshops „Tuulik“ („Windmill“), „Kliimakasiino“ („Climate Casino“), „Maavarad“ („Natural Resources“), „LED-latern“ („LED-lantern“)

Large science dome

Free

19-22

Night Of Scientists at University Of Tartu Chemicum

Ravila 14A

Free

19-23

Night Of Scientists at Tõravere Observatory

Tõravere

Free*

19-00

Night Of Scientists at Tähetorn

Lossi 40

Free

20-22

Workshop „LED-latern“ („LED-lantern“)

Small science dome

Free

21-22.30

Academy Of Freelance Scientists -mysterious experiments

Ruins of Tartu Dome Church, Lossi 25

Free

21–24

Night Of Scientists special program

AHHAA Science Centre, Sadama 1

Special fee -50%

21.30-23

Night Of Scientists live on Estonian TV

University Of Tartu Estonian Genome Centre and AHHAA Science Centre

 

23-03

Night Of Diving Scientists

Aura Centre, Turu 10

Invitation only

 

Festival Of Science Theatres

Saturday, 29th September

When?

What?

Where?

Ticket?

10-14

Drink Science at the A. Le Coq’i Beer Museum

Laulupeo pst 15

Free*

12-18

Testing the science wheel

AHHAA lobby, Sadama 1

Free

10-13

Science bus is fascinating shoppers on the market

Turu ümbrus

Free

10-20

Unusual 3D-portraits in AHHAA lobby

AHHAA lobby

Free

12-18

Science Wheel

Near AHHAA

Free

12-12:30

Performances by schools science theatres

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

12.30–13.15

Science theatre „Mullid“ („Bubbles“)

In front of AHHAA building, weather permitting(otherwise in AHHAA lobby)

Free

13-13.30

Performances by schools science theatres

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

14-14.30

Performances by schools science theatres

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

14.30-15.15

Science theatre „Liiklus“ („Traffic“)

Behind AHHAA building

Free

15.30-16.15

Guest performers from the Glasgow theatre „Blood Bile and Body Bits“

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

17-18

Guest performers from Russia

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

18-20

Workshop „How do you make a science theatre?“

AHHAA laboratory

With AHHAA ticket

18-19

Flo Kaufmann – guest performer from Switzerland

AHHAA lecture room

Free

19-20.30

Science cafe (in Russian language) “Metamorphosis Of A Dancer” (Maria Goltsman)

Restaurant „Volga“, Küütri 1

Free

21-21.30

Night Of The Science Theatre

Behind AHHAA building

Free

Festival Of Science Theatres

Sunday, 30th September

When?

What?

Where?

Ticket?

10-19

Unusual 3D-portraits in AHHAA lobby

AHHAA lobby

Free

12-12.45

Science theatre „Pääste“ („Rescue“)

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

12.30-13

Performance by the science theatre of Nõo high school

AHHAA lecture room

Free

13

Workshop “Lets make a science theatre”

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

15–15.30

Guest performers from the Glasgow theatre „Blood Bile and Body Bits“

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

15.30-6.15

Science theatre „Mullid“ („Bubbles“)

In front of AHHAA building, weather permitting(otherwise in AHHAA lobby)

Free

16:30-17.15

Science theatre „Kosmos“ („Space“)

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

17.30-18.15

Guest performers from Russia

AHHAA science theatre hall

With AHHAA ticket

19-19.30

Great science show

AHHAA technology hall

With AHHAA ticket

* events where pre-registration is necessary!

 

More information (in Estonian)