The Big Bang explodes into life...And everyone's invited! Action packed event gives budding young scientists and engineers a taste of the future

Ever thought about where your child’s inquisitive, curious mind could take them? The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the perfect place to find out.

The UK’s biggest ever  celebration of science and engineering for young people comes to London ExCeL from 14 – 17 March 2013. Schools and families can register now at for the chance to be a part of the mind blowing event, and what’s more it’s free. The 14 and 15 March are for schools, with the weekend of the 16-17 open to the public.

Giving young people a taste for where their classroom studies and out of school interests could lead, the large-scale event will host over 100 hands-on activities, exhibitions and live theatre shows,  as well as the finals of the National Science + Engineering Competition.

Fancy being a world record holder? For the first time ever, Guinness World Records: Science Live! launches at The Fair where visitors can participate in an explosive line-up of record attempts.

Aimed at unleashing passion and excitement in the next generation of scientists and engineers, activities include everything from robot challenges and seeing how chocolate bars are made, to exploring nuclear power and understanding green energy by making wind turbines.

Some of the country's leading scientists and engineers will also be on hand to showcase some of the great career options out there, and youngsters can ask their burning questions in the Careers Resources area.

Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of The Big Bang Fair, said: “The line-up for 2013 guarantees a spectacular experience for young people of all ages. As well as showing just how much fun and inspiring science and engineering can be, it is also the ideal place to find out about the exciting career options out there.”

Visitors to The Fair will also get to see what exciting ideas and inventions today’s young generation are masterminding as the event plays host to the finals of the National Science + Engineering Competition.

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Notes to editors

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair 
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair will take place from 14-17 March 2013 at ExCeL, London, and will celebrate and raise the profile of young people’s achievement in science and engineering and encourage more young people to take part in science, technology, engineering and maths initiatives with support from their parents and teachers. School groups will be invited to visit the first two days of The Big Bang Fair, which will also be open to the public on the Saturday and Sunday. Young people will leave enlightened about how science and engineering feature in everything they wear, eat and do. A number of apprentice, graduate and experienced engineers and scientists will be on hand to quiz and young people will have the opportunity to discover a great career.

The Big Bang hosts the finals of the prestigious National Science + Engineering Competition and is also the flagship event of National Science & Engineering Week 2013.

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