Malta’s largest science festival is back! Science in the City 2019!

22 July 2019

After a roaring successful edition last year, Malta’s Science in the City returns in Valletta on 27th September 2019. For one night only, the city of Valletta will come alive with a vast range of free, science-themed activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages! Meander the streets of our spectacular capital city and immerse yourself fully in one of the year’s most anticipated events.

If you are on your holidays in Malta this September, then you should undoubtedly put Science in the City on your agenda!

What to expect

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Image Copyright: Science in the City Official Facebook Page


Kicking off at 6pm until midnight, Science in the City is Malta’s largest science and arts festival.  The main mission behind this popular free event is to enable the general public to experience the various facets of science in a truly entertaining way. In addition, it aims to provide a yearly focus for creatives and scientists to collaborate on projects and to encourage inquisitive young minds to get creative.


Ever since its inception in 2012, Science in the City has been growing and evolving, with countless new activities and ideas brought to Valletta each year. Street art installations, science busking, music, art exhibitions, children’s puppet shows, live experiments, talks, comedies, theatre and much more will take over Valletta in this year’s edition.

The 2019 theme is 'The Science of YOU', aiming to unveil how every scientific field is geared towards the advancement of the individuals. For this reason, this edition of Science in the City will engage with people on genetics, medicine, communication, linguistics, cognitive science, transport, arts, food, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, cloud computing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology and a host of other topics will also be a major part of the festival. 

The activities will span from Triton Fountain to City Gate through De Valetta Square and Castille Square. For those seeking a gastronomical experience on the side, the good news is that bars, restaurants and cafes throughout Valletta will be open on the night. 

Truly something for everyone!

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Image Copyright: Science in the City Official Facebook Page


Many activities are aimed explicitly at engaging younger audiences, such puppet shows and access to museums across the city. On the other hand, teenagers and older audiences can engage in various talks and debates, discover about the realities of current scientific jobs and duties, and even learn about what current research is being funded and thriving on the island, whilst meeting the researchers themselves!


Science in the City is recognized by Europe for Festivals and Festivals for Europe (EFFE) and funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the Horizon 2020 Programme of the EU, with many notable sponsors backing the project.

Science in the City promises to communicate invaluable knowledge in the most engaging and interactional way possible. Keep an eye on the official programme which will be updated closer to the date. Book your flights to Malta now and get ready to become a scientist for the night!

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