The Big Bang Fair 2024

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair is here!

Join us for free at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 June 2024. Discover hands-on activities, careers panels and workshops that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

The Big Bang Fair will be open to schools in half-day sessions. Schools will be able to register for morning (9am to 12pm) or afternoon (1pm to 4pm) sessions.

Show times

Wednesday, 19th June 0900 - 1600
Thursday, 20th June 0900 - 1600
Friday, 21st June 0900 - 1600

Contact info

How to get there

  • By Road

    You’ll find us clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 – just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav to get to the NEC Site. Once on site please stop using your Sat Nav and follow the digital screens to direct you to the car park.

    After parking, simply jump on our free shuttle bus, or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths.

    Our post code will not take you to the car park for your event, so please ignore your Sat Nav and follow signage instead.

    Keep up to date with what’s happening on the roads – plan your journey in advance and find out the latest traffic information when you’re here, available on Highways England’s website.

  • By Rail

    You won’t even need to brave the elements. Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away. Just enough time to fuel up on caffeine!