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The events listed here run every weekday. However, depending on the numbers of visitors, we may run more (or fewer) workshops and the times may be changed.  These workshops usually last 35 to 50 minutes and are aimed at children between 6 and 12 (though all ages are welcome). 


Whit Half-term
May 2015

Monday 25th - Friday 29th

Streamwatch Water Testing at 11.00am and 2.00pm

Your chance to take part in a bug science experiment analysing water sampled to check the health of local streams, rivers and ponds. You are welcome to bring samples from where you live so you can see how your local stream measures up

Mad about Materials at 12 noon and 3.00pm

Come and learn about the fascinating science behind some of the strange materials being used in everyday applications and exciting new technologies!

Summer Holidays
July - August 2015

Every WEEKDAY from Monday 27th July - Monday 31st August


27th July – 31st August on each weekday
Light Fantastic at 12 noon and 3.00pm

To celebrate the International Year of Light, the 'Light Fantastic' show will run twice a day throughout the summer holidays where you can see sparkly demonstrations using ultra violet and infra-red light, lasers and fibre optics!

27th – 31st July
Master Blasters at 11.00am and 2.00pm

Come and enjoy this fun family workshop, have a go at making some rockets!

3rd – 7th August
Insides Out at 11.00am and 2.00pm

Find out about what’s inside your body and a bit about how your body work

10th – 14th August
Spies and Codes at 11.00am and 2.00pm

Learn the tricks of being a spy

17th – 21st August
Super Soap Factory at 11.00am and 2.00pm

Come and work at the Catalyst soap factory, have a go at making your own bar of soap which you can take home

24th – 28th and Bank Holiday Monday 31st August
Bubble Trouble at 11.00pm and 2.00pm

Our popular workshop is back, come and have fun making bubbles……..

We also have:-

The Molecule Treasure Trail

Hunt down the hidden molecules in our galleries, complete the form and hand it in at Reception for a chance to win a monthly prize
Free as part of your paid visit!

There are 18 to find, and some of them are harder to find than you might think!



The Puzzle Room

- a room full of fun puzzles, games and problems to solve. Free as part of your paid visit!