"Science and engineering" - a new interactive scientific program for boys and girls from 7 to 14 years old and their parents by the project Smart Barcelona

In 2 hours your child will:

1

Find out what laws of physics obey ordinary things
2

Get acquainted with inventions, without which it is impossible to imagine the modern world
3

Figure out what links the cruise ship to the balloon
4

Assemble do-it-yourself models of airplanes, ships, missiles and trains

About the "Science and engineering" workshop

We observe the launches of space rockets, use public transport, sail on ships and travel by air. But do you know how this works? Smart Barcelona opens an engineering design bureau where we will not only understand the design of equipment, but also collect several working prototypes.
Non-Sinking Ships Lab
We will find out why the ships are kept on the water, and then we will give a second chance to the sails and find out which mover is best to equip the ship
Non-Falling Aircraft Lab
The angle of attack, weight distribution, centering and drag - we learn the meaning of these words, and then we assemble the plane and test it in a wind tunnel
Flying Away Rockets Lab
Fill the rocket with alcohol, add some oxygen and give a countdown before starting!
Fulminant Train Lab
Let's arrange races between cars, trains on ordinary rails and on magnetic levitation

Format

2 HOURS
will pass unnoticed
4 TEAMS
by age
15 CHILDREN
in a team
4 LABORATORIES
visits each team
QUEST IN FOYER
for children and parents before the program
SCIENTIFIC GIFT
for home experiment
personal diploma
for each child at the end of the program
SPECIAL PRICE
One child and one adult of the single-parent family: discount € 3 per child

A child of the large family and his parents: discount € 3 per child

If the family has two children and both go to the program, select the "large family" option.

How is the event going?

60 CHILDREN PARTICIPATE IN ONE EVENT
There are 4 teams, 15 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.

For everybody's convenience we split our teams in two age groups: 7-10 and 11-14. The topics are the same, and children are more comfortable with peers of the same age.

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.

IMPORTANT!
Before each program we carry out a small quest. We advise you to come half an hour before the start in order to have time to participate in it.
Quest in the lobby
Before each program, we conduct a small, but very interesting and informative quest on the topic of the program. The quest is designed for children to pass it along with their parents.

We advise you to come half an hour before the start of the program in order to have time to participate in it!

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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!

Instructions for scientific gifts - on the website in the "GIFTS" section.

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Gift Instruction ⎘

Schedule

13
of June

Saturday
14
of June

Sunday

Price

Visiting events by subscription is much cheaper than when buying separately. But the price is not the most important thing. Details here!
39€

1 child + parents
36€

for groups of 12 people
34€

for groups from 24 people
For single-parent and large families ticket price 36 EUR.
If there are two children in the family, and they both go to the program, select the "large family" option when booking.

Place

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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One ticket for a child costs € 39 (access of two parents and a scientific gift included).


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.

Visiting events by subscription is much cheaper than when buying separately. But the price is not the most important thing. Find out what could be more important than price.
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You can also buy a gift certificate with an open date to visit our interactive programs. It will be a surprising and very useful gift!




GIVE THE KNOWLEDGE!
Smart Barcelona gift certificate
You can also buy a gift certificate with an open date to visit our interactive programs. It will be a surprising and very useful gift!



GIVE THE KNOWLEDGE!
Smart Barcelona gift certificate
You can also buy a gift certificate with an open date to visit our interactive programs. It will be a surprising and very useful gift!


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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 on natural sciences for children of 7-14 years and their parents in Spanish (but all our monitors speak English, so they will help the child if something is not clear to him / her).

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.

Meanwhile, the parents are involved in adult program - interactive quiz and a short lecture on the same topic that the main program. After the event each participant gets a present — an experimental set you can do at home.
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
Homework
After the event each participant gets a scientific present — an experimental set you can do at home at any time. We also collect the best materials on the topic so that your children can learn on their own.
6
New technologies
In our events we use the newest developments of modern pedagogy: quests and games, gadgets and multimedia.
7
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.

We are often asked about this

What does a ticket include?
A normal ticket includes programs for a child and two adults and also a scientific gift for the child.
What do I do if I have two children of different ages?
In this case we recommend sending both children to the group for the biggest children.
Are there discounts for large groups?
We offer discounts for groups of twelve children. Sounds interesting? Send us an email to support@smart-barcelona.com and we help you book at a discount.
What do parents do during the workshop?
For parents we have a separate program consisting of a relaxed quiz-quiz and a scientific dissemination conference. But of course, participation is voluntary. If you want, you can do your things and come to look for your child 1 hour and 45 minutes after the start time of the program.
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Frequently asked questions

Age limit
Event format
Ticket availability
Changing the date, returning or cancelling the ticket
Buying tickets online
My children are 6 years old. Can they come?
We wouldn't recommend it. They simply wouldn't be interested.
Can siblings of different age get into the same group?
They can. We recommend the older group for both.
Can my child get into a different age group?
The age limit is a recommendation. The program is pretty much the same for both groups, it's the explanations that slightly differ. The main difference is the age of other people in the group, so if your child feels better with older or younger children, you are welcome to choose whichever one is better for him/her.
How are teams formed?
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.
We want our children to be in the same team.
If we see that more than five children are registered under the same adult's surname, we save the name tags of the same colour for them. If you are less than five or if the children are registered under different adults' surnames we recommend you to come 30 minutes before the show starts so that you can get the name tags of the same colour.
What do parent do during the show?
We have a special program for parents. It is a quiz and a short sci-pop lecture. Participation is not obligatory (but it's fun!). You can go about your business and pick up your child in about 1 hour 45 minutes.
Can I accompany my child and take pictures?
According to our experience, parents who accompany and take pictures distract the children from making the experiments. If you really want to shoot some photos, wait until the program is over and go to the lab with your child who will show you the equipment and tell about the experiments.
How much time in advance shall we come?
30 minutes before the program starts. You will have enough time to take off the jacket, register for the program, go through a small science quest in the lobby with the child, and enter the main room.
Do parents have to buy tickets?
No, the program is free for parents. You don't need to buy tickets.
What if I lost my ticket?
Don't worry if you lost your ticket or you can't show it to us for some other reason. When you buy the ticket, your data is saved in our database. You only have to tell us the first and last name of the person who payed for the tickets.
I see that there are no tickets left for the program, but is there a chance?..
If the group is too big, your child and other kids will not have fun. That's why we close the registration when 60 tickets are sold. If you really want to join your friends who already bought the tickets, choose any free date and come to the new program together!
And what if someone cancels their ticket?
Cancellations are rare and usually happen a day or two before the event. Instead of cancelling, a ticket can be given to friends or relatives.
Can I change the date of the ticket?
If you cannot attend the program you can choose any other event if there are places available. To do this, you need to find a letter, confirming your booking, and enter customer area by clicking on the orange "View / change booking" button. In your customer area you can change the date and time of booking or cancel the reservation.

Another option - to send us an email, a Facebook message or fill in the form on the web page indicating your name and surname, the date you are missing and the date you want to change your ticket to. We cannot change the date by phone. One ticket can be changed only once and strictly before the event.
My child is ill and cannot attend the event. Can I get a reimbursement?
You can. The refund, minus the 5% commission, is strictly subject to cancellation at least 3 days prior to the event. If there are less than 3 days left before the event, you can change the date of your ticket.
I bought the ticket on the web page. How can I return it?
To return a ticket, you need to find a letter confirming your booking and enter the customer area by clicking on the orange "View / change booking" button. There you can cancel your reservation. Another option - to send us an an email, a Facebook message or fill in the form on the web page. If the conditions set above are met, you will get the reimbursement, less the 5% commission.
I bought the ticket at the venue after the event. How can I return it?
If you paid for your ticket in cash, you can get the reimbursement in cash at the venue before or after any our event.
We bought tickets for a group of children, but one of them cannot attend the event. Can we return one ticket?
If you made a group request online, you cannot return one or several tickets, you can only change their date.
I payed for the ticket, but I haven't received a confirmation letter.
Please, check your Spam folder. The confirmation letter is likely to be there. If it is not there, please, contact the customer support at support@smart-barcelona.com or call the telephone number +34 698 085 679.
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