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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). 



Easter 2017

Friday 7th April, Monday 10th - Friday 14th April and Monday 17th April

Tickets for the holiday activities cost £1.25 per person, per session in addition to the normal admission price but they are limited and are sold in reception each day on a first come, first served basis.


Space and Rocket Science!
Shows at 12 noon and 3pm

Join us this Easter to discover the amazing science behind space travel and even get a chance to launch your very own rocket! Hands on workshops at 11am and 2pm

The Chocolate Show
Hands-on workshops at 11am and 2pm

Come and enjoy our family show and find out more about the science of one of our favourite treats. There might even be some chocolate tasting!


May Half Term


Mon 29th May to Fri 2nd June

Ludicrous Liquids
Hands-on workshops at 11am and 2pm

A chance for young scientists to get some hands-on fun in our lab, experimenting with interesting and surprising liquids. How many colours can you get into your rainbow straw and can you make a lava lamp? Hands-on workshops at 11am and 2pm

Fantastic Plastic
Workshops at 12 noon and 3pm

One of our most popular hands-on sessions. Enjoy working with a rather surprising plastic material to make a keyring to take home.

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!