The Valletta 2018 Foundation is endorsing Science In The Citadel, Gozo’s own science festival, designed to inform, engage and inspire local citizens about the broad spectrum of science and STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) that is taking place on the Maltese islands and relevant to the context of the Citadel and Gozo. The festival will involve close to 50 participant organisations providing free activities for the full range of visitors from toddler age to adults.

Activities will include an interactive science fair in the Citadel ditch and a full science trail around the Citadel with stations located at key points where talks, shows, demonstrations, exhibitions, performances and displays will take place. The event was held for the first time in 2017 and attracted close to 5000 visitors and with excellent feedback. For 2018, the festival is adding an artistic element and a sub-theme of promoting STEM careers to young people.