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Mind the Lab (MTL) is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) awareness campaign that takes place at metro stations (it’s name is inspired by the well-known “Mind the Gap” notice in metro stations).

When science and technology travel by metro, Mind the Lab is a breakthrough science communication approach that aims to bring science to the general public literally.

It targets all citizens and fosters active participation and engagement of any member of society that use public transport, and provides an opportunity for those people to learn about scientific and technological advances that affect our everyday lives.

Target Audience
  • Adult citizens
  • Children 3-6
  • Children 7-12
  • Families
  • Teenagers

You can do it with all those groups, but we did it with professionals from different fields like public engagement or the cultural and creative sector.



It engages the general public in a science communication experience through interactive exhibits, shows, stand up acts, and street science, including experiments and examples of emerging technology.

It is also a benefit to those exhibiting at these events, as it provides an opportunity for them to open up to society and inform people about their work, goals, and products.

Moreover, it is a chance for the general public to learn about new emerging technologies and any recent scientific research, some of which might not get many opportunities in their normal day-to-day lives to connect with professionals from diverse scientific backgrounds.


By organizing a single day Mind the Lab event and developing a vivid, friendly, and inviting street science environment, metro passengers engage in a unique science communication experience.

You will need to:

  • Gain permission from your local transport office.
  • Reach out to local research institutes and universities and find people interested in taking part in the event.
  • Set up the stalls and sort out any logistics needed for the day of the event.


  • SciCo organization (
  • MindTheLab
  • SAGE Public Understanding of Science