Family Fun Days

Weekend events to get the whole family excited about science.

  • Children at a family fun day
    Credit: Katherine Leedale
  • Credit: Katherine Leedale


Family Fun Days run a three times a year, giving families an exciting day of interactive science. Enjoy short talks in our famous theatre and get stuck in to experiments, demonstrations, creative activities and making things to take home. Suitable for children aged 6-12, though older and younger siblings and friends are very welcome. 

We've got activities on for everyone to do together.

  • Please note though, we don't have any childcare facilities, so you'll need to stay with your children at all times.
  • The day is fully flexible, so you can drop in for 30 minutes, or stay for the whole five hours.
  • Most people tell us that they find there's enough here to fill at least three hours.

Next Family Fun Day

Saturday 13 May 11.00am-4.00pm
Family Fun Day: The Chemistry of Life
Hidden inside all living things you can find a world interesting and unusual chemical reactions. These processes fuel our life and are key to all life on earth. Join us for exciting talks, get hands-on with demos and experiments and enjoy discovering the exciting world of Biochemistry.

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