It is generally accepted that science education and science communication is a moving field that reflects the major trends in society. We have seen fascination for science at the beginning of the space exploration era with human flights into space and the somehow parallel movement to re-introduce science within culture. Then came a trend of science push that forgot to include how science was received by non-scientists which we have called a “deficit-model”. That has been replaced, or not, by the notion of “public engagement” that is differently understood in different parts of the world, in particular regarding the influence that the general public should have on the scientific enterprise. Now, the question that arises is, “What does the increasing importance of science in society look like if we can leave scientific decisions to scientist or decision makers alone?” This session will explore how science centres can bring the ethical dimension into the decision making process.