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Beyond the Lab at Esplora

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

What makes someone a scientist? You might imagine someone working in a lab after years of studying and discoveries. your next visit at Esplora might inspire you to re-think this. Esplora is currently exhibiting Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution, a touring exhibition. This exhibition is part of the EU-funded Sparks project by Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums. Beyond the Lab aims to engage members of the public with the concept of ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ within the field of healthcare. Click the link to discover more.


Getting the Visitors’ Experience

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

An introspective account from a staff member turned visitor for a day. Courtesy of Claudine Muscat Fortunately on Sunday 13th November I was able to visit Esplora with a friend of mine – it was surely a busy day at the centre! Nonetheless everyone looked energetic and focused.


Delighting our visitors – come see for yourself

Friday, November 18th, 2016

So here we are, 2 weeks into operational mode – Esplora Malta’s Interactive Science Centre has given Malta a unique fun and educational destination.

Observing the reactions and feedback of young and old alike has been intriguing for our team, especially those of us, who have seen the building being transformed in front of our eyes into a visitor attraction we are so proud to be part of. “Thank you so much. We have been there yesterday and 3 hours were not enough. There is so much to explore and learn. Well done!!”

“Hi there we come over last Saturday…. well done it’s fabulous!!!”

“Just visited really enjoyed it, keep it up!”

“Was there yesterday and it was amazing!


TEDxCERN at Esplora

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Great ideas don’t sit—they splash. Breakthroughs shake the foundation of society and compel us to rethink our established practices. But revolutions rarely arrive as fully formed waves of innovation. Rather, they start as small ripples of curiosity that grow, evolve, collide, surprise and multiple as they spread around the world. This year at TEDxCERN we […]


One of our most popular exhibits is for sure the Projection Globe!

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

As soon as you enter the Earth exhibition, one of the exhibits that will grab your attention is the projection globe. Here you can access varying information on a spherical globe. The information ranges from the history of the earth to the different planets in our solar system. Through hi-tech projections, you are provided with […]

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The Esplora project is a great example of a collaborative effort from across the public sector.

Friday, June 24th, 2016

This week the team was very happy to host a number of guests for a private preview of what Esplora is all about and show our appreciation for their collaboration and useful contributions.


“Esplora is a wonderful initiative” U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The Esplora team were thrilled to show off the Esplora buildings and surrounding grounds to Malta’s US Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill.

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Easter excitement at Esplora – By our guest blogger Rebecca Mileham

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Electricity crackles, rockets whoosh, and a flash of light captures your shadow. Every visit to Esplora, Malta’s new science centre, will be full of surprises.
Rebecca Mileham is a museum consultant and science writer based in the UK

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Getting Esplora ready for visitors.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

The Science Popularisation Unit (SPU), at the Malta Council for Science and Technology, have planned and developed a world-class science centre for Malta. Esplora is inspired by the San Francisco Exploratorium, a concept by Frank Oppenheimer, which gave rise to


Esplora Team at Glasgow Science Centre

Friday, February 19th, 2016

For a number of members in the Esplora team, this is a week of developing skills and witnessing best practice. Glasgow Science Centre’s front of house staff

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Early morning excitement and calm

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

This morning’s activities began a little earlier than usual on the San Salvatore Peninsula


A sunken ship for the youngest Esplora visitors in the Outdoor Science Experience is in place.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

The exhibition spaces are beginning to take shape.

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Season’s Greetings

Monday, December 28th, 2015

To all from our expanding Esplora team. The recruitment drive at Esplora has been going well and…….


Three new vacancies at Esplora!

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We need you if you are interested in working with us as a Part time Gadget Shop Attendant; Part time Explainer; or you are a Skilled Tradesman (Metal Worker). We’d love to hear from you if you think you fit the bill, please find further details for these posts….


Esplora at the Ziguzajg Arts Festival 2015

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

It was a great week of events for children organised by……


UPDATED POSITION – Esplora is recruiting a Building Services Engineering Technician

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The Malta Council for Science and Technology requires the services of a full time Building Services Engineering Technician (Electrician/Plumber)……


Now looking for a Programme Development Executive

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The Malta Council for Science and Technology requires the services of a full time Programme Development Executive. The selected candidate…..


Another 2 vacancies at Esplora…

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Esplora is looking for more talent to join the team….


Esplora is recruiting further…

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Esplora is gaining momentum towards opening therefore…


Update: Esplora is looking for Science Show Presenters……

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

If you feel at ease with the public and have a passion to motivate and inspire visitors of all ages through high quality learning events and activities, read on….

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An evening of celebrations in Kalkara

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The middle of July sees the celebration of the Kalkara festa of San Guzepp (St Joseph).

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Esplora at the Careers and Education Fair

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Last Friday 17th April the Esplora team took part in the Global College Malta in collaboration with MBR, Careers and Education Fair at Smart City Malta. It was exciting for Esplora to attend a careers fair

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#iCanDoScience – A national camp designed to promote STEM subjects

Friday, April 17th, 2015

#iCanDoScience – A national camp designed to promote STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and related careers among members of the Malta Girl Guides (MGG). Around 100 girls coming from various village based Girl Guide groups,

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Certificate of Registration is issued.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Hurrah! Esplora is now a registered trademark.


Design, design and design!

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

“2015 is going to be a busy year” is what the team here started with saying on return from the Christmas break…. indeed we blinked and January has flown past! The Esplora content team have been thoroughly engaged in the final design and development phase of the exhibitions that will make Esplora unique in Malta. 

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End of year cheer in the Esplora office.

Monday, December 29th, 2014

With the Esplora project now officially in the public eye, the team have been enjoying the positive response both from stake holders, and the general public. The interest and kind words are a good note to end 2014 on,

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The Esplora project has been officially launched…any questions?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Thursday 4th December saw Villa Bighi’s beautiful old chapel abuzz with activity.


The Restoration of RNH Bighi

Friday, November 7th, 2014

The Bighi peninsula is seeing a restoration…


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