See, hear and touch the future at New Scientist Live

New Scientist Live – the world’s most exciting festival of ideas and discovery - returns this September with headline speakers including ESA Astronaut Tim Peake, Heston Blumenthal, Chris Packham, Margaret Atwood, Google Deepmind’s Demis Hassabis and world-renowned theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. 

The festival, held by the world’s most loved science weekly and set at London’s ExCeL, will feature more than 120 inspirational, innovative, and informative talks that touch on all areas of human life:

•    Is there a cure for ageing?
•    Can magic mushrooms treat depression?
•    Could we move to Mars?
•    Is life quantum mechanical?
•    When will we cure Alzheimer’s?
•    Who owns the moon?
•    What happened at the Big Bang?
•    How can you disappear in the digital age?
•    How do we repair earth? 
•    What does maths sound like? 
•    What’s it like to do a spacewalk?
•    And over 100 more thought-provoking talks

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The greatest science show in the known universe!

The five immersive zones: Cosmos, Earth, Humans, Technology, and Engineering, showcase how science, technology and engineering drive our economy, shape our culture and improve our lives.

Key experiences include:

• Feel the force of Star Wars and discover droids with the Royal Academy of Engineering
• Sequence and take home your own DNA with Bento Lab
• Pet a scorpion in the Bug Petting Zoo
• Challenge a friend to a round of Drone Combat
• Explore the galaxy in the pop-up planetarium
• Experience gut-wrenching theme park rides through VR
• Take home a unique 3D selfie
• Bloodhound Project’s 1000mph car

Get your tickets now

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Ticket information

One day only:

•    Standard Adult (All day access to main exhibition floor and all talks in the zone theatres. no access to main stage talks or VIP area): £26
•    Child (5-17yr olds): £15 (access to VIP and main stage talks when accompanied by a VIP ticket holder)
•    Child (under 5’s): FREE 
•    Group Bookings (minimum 15 tickets, standard only): £13 per person
•    VIP Experience: £50
•    Family Ticket I (one adult and one child aged 5-17): £32.50
•    Family Ticket II (two adults and up to four children aged 5-17): £60

Standard ticket holders can upgrade online to VIP for £30

4-Day Pass:
•    VIP: £150
•    Standard: £78
•    Child (5-17yr olds): £45
•    Child (under 5’s): FREE

VIP tickets offer:
•    Exclusive access to headline talks (not available to standard ticket-holders)
•    Unlimited access to VIP Area
•    Fast-track entry into the main exhibition
•    New Scientist goody bag
•    Access to book signings with key speakers 

Tickets available here