Family Fun Days

Weekend events to get the whole family excited about science.

Enjoying science at the Ri
Harry Harper


Our Family Fun Days give 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. These events usually sell out, so advance booking is recommended. 

  • 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 around three hours.
  • All activities and talks run throughout the day, so you don't need to arrive at 11.00am. There is sometimes a queue when we first open, so you might find it easier to arrive a little later, and you will still have time to see all the talks and try out all the activities.