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About the Tour

The World Biotech Tour (WBT) is a multi-year initiative that will bring biotechnology to life at select science centers and museums worldwide. The program, supported by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and Biogen Foundation, is scheduled to run from 2015-2017, with the 2015 cohort in Belgium, Japan, and Portugal. The WBT will increase the impact and visibility of biotechnology among youth and the general public through hands-on and discussion-led learning opportunities. Learn more

WBT Events

Upcoming event: September 30 - October 2, 2016

World Biotech Tour Festival, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci (MUST) - Milan Italy

The next stop of the 2016 tour will be at MUST in Milan during the European Biotech Week. The museum will feature biotech activities, a biotech scavenger hunt in the #Foodpeople exhibit, presentations by the ambassadors, and a pop up event at Porta Venezia, a historical outdoor space in the city. The ambassadors will be posting their biotech videos online and the public will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite one. Stay tuned on social media (facebook, @biotechtour #WBT2016) and on the MUST website.
Past event: August 15 - 21, 2016

World Biotech Tour Festival, Scitech - Perth, Australia

The second stop for the 2016 tour was at Scitech in Perth. The week-long event began with activities and scientists at the Perth Science Festival in the Perth Cultural Centre on 13th & 14th August. Scitech will then come alive during National Science Week (15-19th) with tailored biotech-themed activities for secondary and primary students. Activities include LIAB activities and guest speakers. Industry and researchers will exhibit the projects they are currently working on, highlighting career opportunities in biotechnology and how this field is contributing to the future of Western Australia. The week will finish on the WBT family weekend (20-21st) at Scitech to where families get a closer look and a better understanding of biotechnology with hands-on activities, a prehistoric biotech scavenger hunt, lectures and meet the scientist sessions. Learn more at Scitech and follow updates on our social media (facebook, @biotechtour #WBT2016)!
Past event: June 16 - 18, 2016

World Biotech Tour Festival, National Science Museum (NSM) - Pathumthani, Thailand

The first stop for the 2016 tour will be at NSM Thailand. The WBT festival at the museum will feature Science Drama (a DNA show), Scilabs (hands-on lab activities), the Lab-in-a-box activities, ambassador presentations, and booths from local universities. Follow the events on our social media (@biotechtour #WBT2016)!

Past event: April 7 - May 31, 2016

2017 World Biotech Tour Application Webinar

Interested in becoming the next stop for the WBT2017 tour? Watch a recording of the April 7th webinar on the 2017 application process. Learn what past science centers have done during their tour year, evaluation results, and the requirements to become a stop in 2017. Come be a part of this exciting global initiative! *Applications are now closed. Register to receive a link to the recorded session following the event.


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