The main theme of this year's 16th Festival of Science is Discoveries. As every year, there will be numerous lectures, discussions, workshops, interactive presentations and games, as well as other interesting events. This year, lectures in popular science return to the Trsat Campus and many other events will take place in the Natural History Museum Rijeka, Astronomical Centre Rijeka, City Hall, libraries, schools, kindergartens, etc. The Festival of Science will also visit the neighbouring towns.
The purpose of the Festival of Science, which has been held all over Croatia since 2003, is to popularize science. The events under the festival are intended for all age groups, including pre-school children, because it is important to start introducing children to science and to develop their critical thinking as early as possible.