Fahrenheit Science Picnic 2023

The academic community of the three universities: the Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk University of Technology and University of Gdańsk, along with Hevelianum and partners, will invite participants to discover science together through fun.


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Fahrenheit Science Picnic 2023

When: 28 May 2023, 11:00-16:00

Where: Hevelianum, Gdańsk, 6 Gradowa Street

Admission free


Explorers, scientific adventurers, adults and children alike - all are invited to the Fahrenheit Science Picnic to take place on 28 May on the Gradowa Hill (Góra Gradowa) in Gdańsk. Among many attractions, shows and educational workshops, everyone will find something for themselves! The Fahrenheit Science Picnic will be held under the motto Science with Climate. Do visit us – admission is free!

Many of the attractions will refer to the Sustainable Development Goals, an action plan approved of by UN member states. All with the aim of collectively transforming and reshaping the world, where the needs of the present generation will be met in a sustainable way, respecting the environment and taking into account the needs of future generations.

Picnic areas will be set up in Hevelianum's main square, known as the Maidan.

The Fahrenheit Universities Science Village will feature over 45 tents with demonstrations, workshops and experiments in medicine, science and ecology. Visitors will be able to find out, for example, how to become an environmental campaigner, how to make a brain out of unnecessary things or what to do with used tyres. There will be demonstrations of recycling and of the world under the microscope, as well as an astronomical show. Visitors will be able to see how medicines are made and how to make flexible polyurethane foam in the colours of the rainbow. The village, as well as the other attractions, will be open to visitors during the picnic hours, i.e. from 11 am to 4 pm.

One of the focal points on the picnic map will be the Science Stage, where an uninterrupted series of attractions is planned. The Science Stage will be hosted by Aleksandra Stanisławska and Piotr Stanisławski, the authors of a blog on scientific topics for the general public called Crazy Nauka.

11:00 | Grand opening of the Fahrenheit Science Picnic

 Gdańsk Academic Orchestra – a concert

 Fahrenheit Awards

11:40 | “The land of positive energy” competition

11:50 | Zero-waste fashion show

12:15 | Microplastic in our life. Can microplastic be really eliminated?

12:30 | Sustainable cuisine or how to cook healthily and reasonably!

12:45 | Noise annoys. We check the noise level around us

13:00 | The physics of basketball

13:15 | Show by female sports aerobics champions

13:30 | Science stand-up – how many physicists fit on the head of a pin

13:45 | The best of Hevelianum – a science show

14:15 | What does a grebe have in common with an alligator? – a fable about autonomous boats

14:30 | Sudden cardiac arrest. Do you know what to do?

15:00 | “1013 hPa – a tale about air” – a science show

15:45 | A real bargain for Pooh. Talks not only about honey


In the Eduplay Zone – with workshops in the popular and much-loved “do it yourself” formula – children will learn, for example, how to give a second life to tea dregs and plastic caps, and learn how to make a pencil case from scraps of materials. Meanwhile, parents will be able to make eco-jewellery, home-made washing powder or their own cosmetics.

Empty cream boxes will come in handy for the eco workshop. There will also be a chance to give new life to plastic caps. Don't forget to bring them with you!


Also featuring:

Fahrenheit Laboratory – a play

13:15-13:45, 14:30-15:00, 15:30-16:00 | Age: 6+

Max. number of the audience at one performance: 35 | Free passes available (until they run out) from the info desk during the event

A combination of a theatre and chemical laboratory, where the whole world of the life story of the famous scientist of Gdańsk is created live using chemical special effects.

Science Speaks. Keeping the balance – a debate

14:00-15:00 | Age: 15+

Are the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals reconcilable with our needs? In which areas do we have real influence and can we make a difference today?

Speakers: Prof. Szymon Malinowski, Barbara Kijewska Ph.D., Prof. Hanna Staroszczyk, Maciej Tankiewicz Ph.D. Eng. and Marcin Jasiukowicz. Host: Aleksandra Stanisławska

“Harpuś” outdoor game


Prevention saves life

11:00 -16:00 Pitagoras Room 

Ultrasound of the lungs and thyroid, random glycaemia and blood pressure measurements

Info Desk


“Melex” electric vehicle stop


Free drinking water will be available in the catering area - bring your own bottle!


Organisers: Fahrenheit Universities (Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk University of Technology and University of Gdańsk) and Hevelianum

The partner for the event is the Local Government of the Pomerania Region.

The event is held under the honorary patronage of: Head of the Pomerania Region Dariusz DrelichGovernor of the Pomeranian Region Mieczysław Struk and Mayor of Gdańsk Aleksandra Dulkiewicz

Strategic Partners: Międzynarodowe Targi Gdańskie, Samorząd Województwa PomorskiegoPolskie Elektrownie JądroweWojewódzki Fundusz Ochrony Środowiska i Gospodarki Wodnej

Contents Partners: Gdańska Fundacja Rozwoju GospodarczegoCzyste Miasto GdańskStraż Miejska w GdańskuMiejski Teatr MiniaturaZakład Utylizacyjny w GdańskuGemini Polska

Media coverage: TVP Nauka, trójmiasto.plgdansk.pl


All attractions are free. The permanent exhibitions at Hevelianum are available at the prices published at www.hevelianum.pl


The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the event programme due to bad weather.