Summer Science Exhibition 2024

Meet world-leading researchers from universities and science institutions across the UK at the Royal Society’s free annual celebration of cutting-edge science.

Discover cutting-edge research and innovation at the Royal Society's unmissable Summer Science Exhibition, taking place from 2 – 7 July 2024, an interactive experience open to everyone with a curious mind. This is a free event and no ticket is required, but please register your interest on Eventbrite.

If you plan to visit the exhibition with students or as part of a school visit, please note that Schools Booking is now officially closed. If you are still keen to attend please get in touch with the Schools Engagement Team via and a member of the team will be able to look into this with you.

This year, visitors can get hands-on with personal brain scanners, hear real ice core samples from Antarctica, marvel at a chandelier made from a waste product, or learn how stem cells are revealing secrets of the embryo. Find out more about the 14 main exhibits and plan your visit.

Engage with over 300 passionate scientists as they unveil the secrets behind their ground-breaking research. This year's exhibition promises excitement for all ages and interests, with a more diverse programme than ever before and each day offering something unique. If you are interested in sports science, join us for an adults-only Lates event on 2 July. During the week (3–5 July), visit the Young Researcher Zone to meet school students who are enthusiastic about the future of science. Mirror Moon, the artwork by renowned artist Luke Jerram, will be on display throughout the exhibition. On the weekend (6–7 July), there will be plenty of activities for families. Find out what’s on day by day.  

Hear from esteemed speakers such as Dame Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, Professor Alan Wilson FRS, Dr Emily Grossman, Luke Jerram, Regius Rose Anne Kenny, Professor Neil Lawrence, Dr Camilla Pang, Paralympian Stef Reid, Eric Daas, Dr Sarah White, and Professor Steve Haake, among others.  

Online visitors will also be able to experience the buzz of the exhibition floor through our virtual content, including livestreamed demonstrations, exclusive interviews and talks.