Every year, between 1–10 November, Berlin becomes a nexus for celebrating scientific excellence, knowledge and discovery, and promoting innovative exchange. We bring together more than 500 speakers, over 150 organisations and an audience exceeding 20,000 during the ten festival days.

The festival combines in person formats throughout Berlin with online and hybrid events. Our focus is on exchange and reflection: the programme is based on interactive and often interdisciplinary formats ranging from panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, to VR-experiences, film screenings, music installations and much more. Internationally renowned scientists and institutions contribute to topic tracks reflecting the current challenges and debates in science and society.


The 8th edition of Berlin Science Week will take place all around Berlin and in the digital space between 1–10 NOVEMBER 2023. Please visit our dedicated Get Involved page for detailed information on how your ideas can become part of the festival.

On 3–4 NOV, we will once again transform the spectacular Museum für Naturkunde Berlin into our festival centre, the CAMPUS. This year, the CAMPUS will be hosted under the motto “Dare to Know: Our Narratives, Our Futures” and will be our central space for networking, discussion, discovery, and debate. 

This year’s new addition to the Berlin Science Week programme is our ART & SCIENCE FORUM, taking place throughout the ten festival days at Holzmarkt 25, an iconic location on the Spree riverbank. Under the motto: “Dare to Know: Creative Science, Precise Art” we’ll present science-inspired shows, pop-up performances, exhibitions and much more, and conclude with a ‘Science-of-the-Party’ Party on November 10th. 

Curious about our past editions? Our 2022 Retrospective offers an overview of the latest Berlin Science Week.

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Research, science, and innovation do have the potential to help solve the challenges the world is facing, but only if they are accessible to all and are applied wisely. We firmly believe that collaboration, dialogue, and reflection are key to a sustainable future. 

With Berlin Science Week, we have created a platform for inter- and transdisciplinary exchange, a meeting place for the visionaries and the science enthusiasts and a space for reflection on where we’re heading and how we want to get there. 

Berlin Science Week is also a laboratory for science communication. Our ambition is to experiment with science communication formats to find the best ways for making science and technology accessible, entertaining and attractive. Our vision is a world of science-literate citizens with a fact-based world-view, where science curiosity is a natural part of our lifestyle.


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