Manchester Science Festival – Fun Science for all ages – on now!October 23, 2015
The next day I headed to the Museum of Science and Industry for the first day of the Manchester Science Festival. At a special press preview I got to have a look at the Evaporation exhibition, find out about how Cravings control me and I got to Jump In to a adult only ball pool filled with 81,000 balls!
Although the activities that I have taken part in over the last few days have been very adult orientated there is so much to do as a family too such as the Drone Expo on this weekend which gives you the opportunity to get hands on and fly a drone. There is also a whole host of fun activities to get the kids involved with this half term. Forget Halloween this week should be all about the science and you definitely shouldn’t hear the words “I’m bored” with such an amazing schedule of events.
Below are just a selection of the Family Fun activities taking place this weekend across Greater Manchester.
Pi: Platform for Investigation – Museum of Science and Industry – All week – Free – Drop In
Get hands on with live science experiments and talk to some amazing scientists.
Get inside the game – National Football Museum – Sunday 25th – Free – Booking advised
Create your own computer game with the help of CoderDojo and Code Club
Mummifying Oranges – Manchester Museum – Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th – Free – Booking required
Are your kids really into Mummies? Learn all about mummification and make your very own mummified oranges.
Science @ Central – Manchester Central Library – Wednesday 28th – Free – Drop In
Head there for 10am to watch the Creepy Crawly Show with the chance to handle some of the creatures or hang around afterwards to learn more about bugs and insects including making a bee and learning why this insect is a famous Manchester symbol.
We’re Stuck – Z arts – Wednesday 28th and Friday 30th – free – Booking required
Dr Volcano needs you to take part in some crazy challenges and energetic games inspired by how rubbish our brains are at maths.
Electric Dreams – Museum of Science and Industry – Thursday 29th – Free – Drop In
Get creative with electric circuits and build your own models to generate power with the help of Electricity North West.
Messy Science - University of Bolton – Friday 30th – Free – Booking Advised
Get your hands dirty with these table top experiments and live demonstrations including dissecting an owl pellet to find out what they eat plus loads more.
Science of Sound – Quarry Bank Mill - Sunday 1st Nov – included in admission – Drop in
Take part in activities and workshops across the site and even make a souvenir to take home as you explore the science of sound.
This list does not even scratch the surface of all the fabulous science so please do check out the Manchester Science Festival Website to find out about all the other amazing activities taking place between now and Sunday 1st November across Greater Manchester for all ages!