Biological experiments - a new scientific interactive workshop for children 7-14 years old

In 2 hours your child will:

1

Carry out the most important experiments from the arsenal of biologists
2

Do with his own hands what most children can only read in textbooks
3

Understand what cells are, how genetic traits are inherited in flies, and at the same time get and study our own DNA molecule
4

Learn how scientists explore the living world and learn to work with basic tools

About the workshop

This time we decided to show that biology is far from just a field science. We will equip 4 laboratories with the latest technology and study the living world at all levels of its organization - from individual cells to entire populations.
  • Cell Biology Lab
    We will prepare a variety of micropreparations and study the structure of cells of different organisms. And the microscopes will not be like Leeuwenhoek's at all.
  • Genetics Lab
    Let's make sure that Mendel's laws still work and observe the evolution in a small test tube. Children will take this experiment home.
  • Molecular Biology Lab
    We will feel like experienced molecular scientists, arm ourselves with automatic pipettes, eppendorfs and plunge into the lowest level of life organization.
  • DNA Sequencing Lab
    We will get acquainted with the DNA molecule and isolate it from our own saliva. Let's read the DNA sequence from the sequencer graphs and find out what genetic diseases are and how gene therapy works.

When?

18
of December

Saturday
at 11:30, 15:00 and 18:00
19
of December

Sunday
at 11:30, 15:00 and 18:00
None of our programs are repeated. The schedule of the nearest programs you can see on the page Events↗. And here↗ you can see which programs we have already run.

Format

  • 2 HOURS
    will pass unnoticed
  • 4 TEAMS
    by age
  • 16 CHILDREN
    in a team
  • 4 LABORATORIES
    visits each team
  • 8 Young scientists
    instead of animators (and they all speak English)
  • SCIENTIFIC GIFT
    for home experiment
  • personal diploma
    for each child at the end of the program
  • from € 36
    per ticket for the child and two adults

How is the event going?

64 CHILDREN PARTICIPATE IN ONE EVENT
There are 4 teams, 16 people each. Every team visits every one of the 4 labs. Our program is totally interactive and children make the experiments on their own.

The program was developed by young scientists and science popularizers from the best universities in the world. Students, graduates and young scientists from universities in Barcelona are conducting the program.

In the laboratories, classes are taught in Spanish or Catalan. Sometimes there are also groups in English - check the schedule!


For everybody's convenience, we split our teams in two age groups: 7-10 and 11-14. The topics considered in different groups are the same, but the presentation is slightly different, and the children are always more comfortable surrounded by their peers.

PARENTS WILL NOT GET BORED
We make a separate program for the parents where you can learn new things and have fun at the same time. The speaker will present in Spanish, but the text on the key slides will be in three languages - Spanish, Catalan and English - it will be clear and interesting to everyone.

IMPORTANT! We recommend that you arrive 15-20 minutes before the start, so as not to stand in line for registration.
Personal diploma and scientific gift
At each of our programs, we give the children a personal diploma of participation in the program, and a scientific gift.

It seems to us that there is a place for experiments not only on our programs, but also in your home. Conduct an experiment with your child, it is very interesting!

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Price

The subscription is an opportunity to buy several of our products at once at a lower price. Choose any, and useful leisure for six months will be planned in the best possible way!
Single visit
Discounts are available for families with two or more children and single-parent families.
from 37€

for a subscription ticket ↗
one child + two adults
45€

regular ticket price
one child + two adults

Where?

Centre cívic Joan Oliver Pere Quart
Carrer del Comandant Benítez 6,
08028 Barcelona

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Centre cívic Joan Oliver Pere Quart
Carrer del Comandant Benítez 6,
08028 Barcelona

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An entrance for single-parent families and large families for 3 euros cheaper. If the family has two children and both go to the program, when making the reservation, select the "large family" option. In the case of the first visit, use the promotional code "HOLA".

By purchasing a subscription, you can save a lot, but this may not be the most important thing.
Find out what could be more important than price →

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Our team

The Smart Barcelona monitors are young scientists, students and graduates from the best European universities, who work in laboratories on weekdays and run workshops of Smart Barcelona on weekends.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

We offer interactive events and courses on natural sciences for children of 5-6, 7-10 and 11-13 years and their parents.
Each event is a brief introductory course on chemistry, physics, biology, medicine and other sciences.

In January 2019 we launched the first event for children and their parents from and around Barcelona. The scientific monitors who guide children into the programs are real young scientists from the best universities in Barcelona.
WHAT ARE THE EVENTS LIKE

Each program consists of four labs where children conduct various experiments. Each team spends 20 minutes in each lab — this time is enough to get the theory and make an experiment.

If the program has a slot for kids 5-6 years old, we make for them a separate program with simpler but spectacular experiences, in which children can sometimes participate. The show also contains interactive games and dances.

Meanwhile, the parents are involved in adult program - interactive quiz and a short lecture on the same topic that the main program.


LANGUAGE

In the laboratories, classes are taught in Spanish or Catalan. Sometimes there are also groups in English - check the schedule! You also can gather a group of 16 children (for example, in your school), and then the classes in the laboratories will be in English. Please contact us if you are interested in it!
MAIN FEATURES

We chose the current format for a reason. Here are our main points:
  • 1
    Interactivity
    We think that children understand natural sciences better when they conduct experiments. Once a child operates a mannequin, he/she learns more about human body than after a lecture on anatomy.
  • 2
    Scientificity
    We don't consider science throwing dry ice into water, loud explosions or colorful fire. Our programs are real: from the experiments on genetics with drosophilae to chemical synthesis of esters. Our monitors are not animators, but students and alumni of the science faculties of leading universities of Barcelona.
  • 3
    Originality
    We never conduct "classic" experiments that have been shown to children in different science shows for years. Our developers are always thinking of something new to surprise you with. It's unlikely that you'll see what your children perform at our events anywhere else.
  • 4
    Variety
    Every month we present a brand new program. We make it in order for you not to get bored and visit us regularly. Thus, in a year or two your child will form a complete scientific picture of the world.
  • 5
    New technologies
    In our events we use the newest developments of modern pedagogy: quests and games, gadgets and multimedia.
  • 6
    Program for parents
    Children always look up to you. That is why we always make a separate program for the parents where you can learn new things and have fun at the same time.
AND ALSO

We just love science. We think that there are few things in the world that are as beautiful and exciting as science. This is what helps us create new programs and refine on our product.

Subscription to workshops in Barcelona

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Why do you need a subscription?

1. It helps to plan the child's leisure in advance.

2. It saves you money.

3. You will be sure that you will have enough tickets for each of the programs.

4. You will be able to participate in special events that we organize only for subscription owners!
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A normal ticket includes programs for a child and two adults, a quest and a diploma for the child

Full FAQ

If the child is 4 years old - we do not recommend.
Usually at this age it is difficult for children to study in a group without the presence of parents. It's worth growing up a bit.
Teams are formed instantly. Your child chooses a name tag of a certain colour and automatically enters the team of children who chose the same colour.
No, the program is free for parents. You don't need to buy tickets.
Yes. If there are free seats, you can transfer the ticket to another date and time in your Customer Area for at least 24 hours before the event.

Another way is to write to us by e-mail, messenger or just call (our contacts).

If the child is sick the morning before the event, try to find friends who can go instead of you. This will ensure that neither you nor us lose money. If not, be sure to call us before the start of the event, we will try to help you.
Please, check your Spam folder. The confirmation letter is likely to be there. If it is not there, please contact us at the contacts listed below.
Tickets usually end unexpectedly, and the programs themselves are not repeated.

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