The Curiosity Cube is a mobile science lab created by retrofitting a shipping container. It aims to provide hands-on experiments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and travels between cities to make science accessible and interactive. The primary focus of the tour is the impact of contamination on the planet and everyday life. It showcases the possibilities of the life science field, featuring a curriculum that includes virtual reality technology to make learning more engaging. Real-life scientists will guide visitors to explore evidence of environmental contamination and learn ways to mitigate the negative impact of contamination. Visitors can, for example, work with VR technology to discover what contaminants are commonly found on classroom surfaces and how to stop their spread.
The Curiosity Cube will visit schools, summer camps, festivals and museums in 11 European countries (including Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K.) and in the U.S. and Canada (including Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto) with over 250 events planned. It is the second European tour and the fifth in North America. The goal is to reach over 45,000 future scientists.
- TheCuriosityCube.com website
- To host the Curiosity Cube at your school or event, or to visit the Curiosity Cube in Darmstadt, Germany, contact Merck
- The Curiosity Cube on Instagram @curiositycube_merck