Redefine what’s possible

Discover exciting possibilities and connect to inspiring role models in STEM with the Big Bang. Young inventors and experimenters, future game-changers and lifesavers all develop and shine in The Big Bang Competition. Big Bang Digital showcases surprising ways to build a brighter, greener world and Big Bang at School helps teachers run their own inspiring STEM days.

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The Big Bang Fair

The Big Bang Fair is back! We are so excited to announce that the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people is returning from Weds 22 to Fri 24 June 2022 at The NEC in Birmingham.

We are now fully booked for school days, however you can still get stuck into the action on Thursday 23 June at The Big Bang Fair Unlocked!


The Big Bang Competition

Know the next space explorer or climate change hero? Got an idea that will transform people’s lives?

Inspire inquisitive minds to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions right now with the UK’s top science and engineering competition. Young people are amazing – help them shine and change the world.

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Meet the 2021 winners!

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Big Bang Digital

Our digital offering for pandemic times, a streamed STEM extravaganza for 11 to 14 year olds featuring thought-provoking interactive sessions and Q&As with real scientists and engineers.

The 2021 event celebrated the myriad surprising ways we can build a brighter and greener world with STEM. All the sessions are available to watch on-demand (including with optional British Sign Language and audio description).

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Big Bang at School

Does your school need some Big Bang magic? Host an inspiring STEM day filled with amazing new activities. We’ll work with you to create a fantastic programme just right for your students, help you access cash to make it happen and be there with you on the day. We’ve filled our 30 spots for this year, but we go again in September.

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Big Bang World

Discover and explore STEM activities, videos and career talks to inspire and inform.

Zoom in and navigate around the map by clicking the markers and discovering the STEM inspiration behind the icon, allowing you to explore the world of possibilities a STEM career can offer. Find out how to tackle climate change, how vaccines work, how to get creative with technology and much more. Our ‘Meet the Future You’ career panels will also give you a behind scenes look at what a STEM career can offer as you have the opportunity to hear from real-life scientists and engineers.

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