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What's Happening Today?
02 Jan 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
All Day


2018 Public Programme Our Amazing Bodies How to make the Perfect Poo Show -  Show Theatre Follow your breakfast on its journey through the digestive system and discover how your body works! Hands-on with Visual Illusions - Exhibition Floor Try out some optical illusions and explore how your eyes and brain work Brain Games Workshop - Lab [...]




Engineering Club
13 Jan 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Explore the world of engineering through hands-on challenges and activities. Discover how to design and build strong structures such as bridges and towers, explore electronic circuits and learn the physics behind construction. For children aged 9 - 12 years, this club offers a fun and inspiring way to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. [...]




New Explore Your Universe Show
13 Jan 2018 - 04 Feb 2018
All Day


Discover what electricity actually is, how we look beyond our own planet and more as we explore what our universe is made of from the very tiny to the incredibly large in this exciting show created by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).      




Little Explorer Days: Colour Light & All things Bright
23 Jan 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join us on the 23rd January to discover the world colour and light! What objects make light? What are shadows? This and more with hands-on activities, storytelling and play. Best suited for little scientists AGED 3-5 YEARS. Recommended for children aged 3-5. These Little Explorer Days are open to public and groups. Each Little Explorer [...]




Adult Takeover: The Science of Food & Drink
02 Feb 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


You'll be able to explore the science behind chocolate, wine, your kitchen cupboard and much more during this evening of discovery. With local food and drink producers on hand you can not only explore the science behind their products but try them too. Entry will be £6. Suitable for 18+ only.




Secret World of Gases
09 Feb 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Take part in the Secret World of Gases and discover how gases will be used in the future. Find out how cold liquid nitrogen is, and how air can become a liquid. Explore how hydrogen could power our future, heat our homes, and run our buses. Live science shows and demonstrations are free with general [...]




STEM Club - Mission to Mars
18 Feb 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm


  This February and March our STEM Club is taking on a "Mission to Mars". Discover how we could take the journey from Earth to Mars, how we might plant a Martian garden and design our living quarters. Throughout the sessions, we'll explore a variety of aspects of living on Mars through hands-on activities for [...]




Little Explorer Days: Sound All Around
20 Feb 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


What makes a sound? How do we hear? On Little Explorer Day on 20th & 24th Feb when we’ll explore how vibrations work to make sound in instruments, using hands-on craft and learning through play. Join us on the floor for more fun with sound as we make (rudimentary) phones and communicate by picking up [...]




Weekend Little Explorer Day: Sound All Around
24 Feb 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


What makes a sound? How do we hear? On Little Explorer Day on 20th & 24th Feb when we’ll explore how vibrations work to make sound in instruments, using hands-on craft and learning through play. Join us on the floor for more fun with sound as we make (rudimentary) phones and communicate by picking up [...]


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