Amsterdam Science Park Open Day 2019
On Saturday, 5 October 2019, from 12.00 to 17.00, the organisations based at Amsterdam Science Park will hold their annual Open Day featuring a mix of activities suitable for all ages. Amsterdam University College, with the help of Jeugdlab, will be hosting a range of activities in and around the academic building.
The Open Day at Amsterdam Science Park is a joint venture of AMOLF, ARCNL, AUC, CWI, Nikhef, SURFsara and the UvA Faculty of Science. The Open Day will take place during the Science Weekend (Weekend van de Wetenschap), a nationwide festival with activities in the fields of science and technology.
Theme: Nothing stays hidden
The theme for the 2019 edition of Amsterdam Science Park Open Day is "Nothing stays hidden" (Niets blijft verborgen). The theme looks to encourage visitors to discover the inner workings, mechanisms, processes and systems that, although not immediately visible, still have a dramatic impact on daily life. Spread across three floors of the AUC building, children of all ages are invited to explore three distinct areas of Jeugdlab: Science Lab, Leeshuis and Kooklab. In each area there will be a different focus.
Invisible structures of the AUC building
Learn what happens when cutting edge design meets principles of urban sustainability by taking an expert guided tour of the AUC building! Designed by Mecanoo architects and realised in 2013, the AUC building has many hidden elements that represent the future of eco-friendly architecture.
Please note that this is not an academic Open Day, but rather part of a wider festival focusing on science, technology and the institutes that research or contribute to development in these areas.