About us

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.

The Big Bang Fair is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits and careers information from STEM professionals. Next year's Fair will be held at The NEC, Birmingham 14-17 March 2018.

We aim to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) the exciting and rewarding opportunities out there for them with the right experience and qualifications, by bringing classroom learning to life.

Having grown from 6,500 visitors in its first year (2009) to over 70,000 in 2017, The Big Bang Fair is made possible thanks to the collaborative efforts of over 200 organisations.

For general queries, please contact: info@thebigbangfair.co.uk

National competitions

The Big Bang Fair also hosts national competitions, inviting young people from across the UK to compete, amongst other things, for the title of UK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineer of the Year.

What people are saying about us

A number of high profile supporters join the thousands of young people, parents and teachers each year and in 2015 the Prime Minister made his second visit to the Fair and underlined the importance of the event.


Public Sector Campaign of the Year, PRWeek UK Awards, 2015

Educational Event of The Year, UK Event Awards, 2014

Best Consumer Campaign, PRCA Awards, 2014

Gold in the Best Public Sector Campaign and Silver in the Best Consumer Campaign, FRESH Awards, 2014

Public Sector Campaign of the Year, PR Moment Awards, 2014

Best Consumer Campaign and Best Not-for-Profit and Public Sector Campaign, PRCA Dare Awards, 2014

Low Budget Campaign of the Year, UK Public Sector Communications Awards, UK Public Sector Communications Awards, 2014

Best Communications by a Not-for-Profit Organisation and two highly commended awards for Best Consumer Campaign and Best Media Relations Campaign, 2014

Shortlisted Best Public Sector Campaign, PR Week Awards, 2014

Rooke Medal for the Public Promotion of Engineering, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2012