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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). All workshops or shows cost £1.25



Whit Half-term 2017

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
Hands-on Workshops at 12 noon and 3pm

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



Summer 2017


Monday 24 - Friday 28 July
12noon and 3pm

The Sound Show Make some sound waves and see our dancing cornflour


Monday 24 - Friday 28 July &
Monday 31 July - Friday 4 Aug
11am and 2pm

Desert Island Survival Challenge Can you use science to survive on a desert island?


Monday 31 July - Friday 4 Aug &Monday 7 - Friday 11 Aug
12noon and 3pm

The Medicine Show Discover the history of some horrible home remedies


Monday 7 - Friday 11 & Monday 14 - Friday 18 Aug
11am and 2pm

Catalyst Cluedo Take part in our forensics workshop to solve the crime


Monday 14 - Friday 18 & Monday 21 - Friday25 Aug
12noon and 3pm

Soap Suds Make your very own bar of soap to take home


Monday 21 - Friday 25 Aug &
Monday 28 Aug - Friday 1 Sept
11am and 2pm

Geology Rocks! Learn all about the science of the Earth 28 Aug - 1 Sept - Atoms to Astrophysics Show A highly charged show to make your hair stand on end!

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!