Souk des sciences: a scientific market at Avant Cap

Capture d'écran du communiqué de presse concernant la tenue du Souk des Sciences à Avant Cap le 19 novembre 2022

In the aisles of the Avant Cap shopping center, a special market awaits passers-by: the Souk des sciences. On this ephemeral scientific market, it is not fruits or vegetables that are exchanged, but knowledge, ideas and experiments.

Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10am to 6:30pm
Avant Cap, Cabriès, Plan de Campagne

The Souk des sciences, a place to exchange grey matter

Conceived by Aix-Marseille Université's scientific culture unit (Research and Development Department) based on an original idea by Hassane Bitar, a chemist and creator of the event, the Souk des sciences is setting up its stalls this year in the aisles of the Avant Cap shopping center in Plan de Campagne.

Logic games, color chemistry, a dive into the meanders of the brain, an experiment in the heart of the anthill... The stalls of the Souk des sciences will awake the scientific curiosity of everyone, young and old, and invite you to take part in amazing scientific experiments.

Photo d'un scientifique présentant une expérience de création d'arc-en-ciel dans des tubes à essai grâce au jus de chou rouge. Il fait face à deux enfants de dos.
Photo d'atelier prise lors du Souk des Sciences 2018 © Fred Bruneau

Many laboratories and associations of scientific culture will bring this scientific market to life: CEA, E4, FSCM, ICR, IM2NP, IMBE, IREMAM, IRPHE, ISM2, LAI, M2P2, Maths pour tous and the Neuronautes.

An event organized by Aix-Marseille Université in partnership with Avant Cap, CNRS, CEA, ECM, Inserm, IRD and with the support of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and the South Region.

Practical information:

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10 am to 6:30 pm
  • The event is free and open to all, without registration
  • Access by bus : Line 200 and Line 1400
  • Access by car: A51 exit 1 or A7 exit 31 from D6 / Free parking

For more information:

As a public institution of higher education, Aix-Marseille Université aims to share with everyone the scientific knowledge produced by its researchers and to develop a taste for science in young people. Thanks to its scientific culture program, more than 25,000 people take part each year in meetings between university researchers and the public in the form of workshops or events, both on and off campus. It allows everyone to discover research, to understand it and to experiment with it.

Created in 1990 in Plan de Campagne, the AVANT CAP shopping centre underwent its first renovation in 2013, which was also marked by its extension. With its 110 stores and restaurants spread over 19,000 square meters, a free car park with 1,600 spaces and a 7-day-a-week opening, AVANT CAP has welcomed, in 2021, nearly 4 million visitors, often coming with their families.

Contact information

Scientific Culture Unit - Research and Development Department
Isabelle Galvez - Scientific mediation officer

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