The Future of Science Centres
Share your story
We're asking as many people as possible to share their photos and memories of visiting Science Centres. What inspired you? Do you have a favourite "WOW" moment? Did you go on to study science, or become a scientist? By sharing your stories with the hashtag #ScienceCentresForOurFuture you will be supporting this urgent campaign. Thank you.
Lobby your MP
Take your story to the government by writing to your local MP. Sharing your story at this level will help to raise the profile of this campaign and request the funding Science Centres urgently need. The clock is ticking, and we need your help to ensure millions of children and their families have access to Science Centres in the future.
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Science Centres can help with our global challenges
“The UK’s Science Centres open up science, making it accessible for everyone. They find great ways to inspire people with the latest science and ignite curiosity about the world around us, and are based in towns and cities across our nation. They engage millions of children and adults each year with all areas of science, from climate and the environment to health, innovation and physics. Science is so important to all our lives, especially now with coronavirus, and climate change, and the science centres are a valuable national resource we don’t want to lose.
Like many of our cultural resources, the Science Centres are closed, and as independent charities they are at risk without Government funding. I am delighted to support The Science Centres for our Future Campaign to protect these key regional gateways so everyone has access to a lifetime of interest and enjoyment of science.”
Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Prize Winning Geneticist
Science Centres play a vital role in fuelling our STEM economy
Over the past two decades the UK has invested in and developed its 40 regional Science Centres into internationally renowned resources.
They are a fundamental pillar of the UK’s science and innovation strategy, supporting the government’s plan to ensure that the UK continues to both pioneer scientific study and to spearhead world-changing innovation.
But this constellation of Science Centres could disappear without immediate support from the government. Without this network we lose a ready-made, highly successful and proven communication channel to millions of families across the UK.Share your story