British Science Week 2019

by Alex Burroughes

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The perfect way to get your kids to learn whilst having fun with amazing activities around the UK! We have listed the best events happening during this year’s Science Week.

Eureka! Lates: British Science Week 2019

Thu 7th Mar, 6:30pm – 9:30pm We jeffing LOVE science. Join us on Thursday 7th March to kick off British Science Week 2019 by being wowed, intrigued, and quite possibly set on fire. Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only evenings with demos, shows, mexican food and a BAR! All in our interactive museum, with no kids hogging the exhibits… Light Fantastic Don’t miss our new 20 minute show to experience lighting cackle and see sound waves set alight with flames. Science Demos Get involved in some truly amazing experiments including holding fire in your hands with our specialist Enablers. Light Painting Have a go at long exposure photography and make your own light painting. Special guests Noisy Toys Our friends from Noisy Toys will be in the museum with their Audio Assault Buggy. Take part in the cutting edge of experimental sonic research with the Nose Test, the Bass Buzz, the Goop Test and more. Science Experts We’ll have some top brainy Academics on hand from Leeds University to talk about science ‘n’ stuff. Get your thinking caps on! This brilliant evening will also offer a chance to check out Patternarium, a brand new exhibition in our Spark gallery created by the talented bods from IOU Theatre. Just THINK of your Instafeeds! Find it here

British Science Week- Hosted by Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

10:00am Sat 9th Mar –
5:00pm Sun 10th Mar

Experiments guaranteed to go with a bang and a chance to meet real-life experts keen to share their passion for all things scientific.

Join us for a science-tastic weekend as we kick off British Science Week with a BIG BANG!

Watch The Energy Show (age 6+ only) – an exciting 45 minute interactive science show all about energy. Explore what energy is, the different types of energy and how energy can change from one type to another. Book at the Info Desk when you get here!

Drop-in to our STEM activities in the galleries. Find out more about how DNA and genomics will change the world of medicine in the All About Me gallery and meet our Explorer in the Living and Working Together gallery who has a variety of artefacts from the natural world both past and present, for you to touch, hold and learn about.

Under 5s can visit the Creativity Space for some hands-on science investigations and exploratory play!

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British Science Week Fun Day!

Sat 9th Mar, 10:30am – 2:00pm

Take part in fun family activities exploring science and colour, the human body, diet and more with Heritage Doncaster.

Visitors can take part in science themed hands on activities around the Museum & Art Gallery and get a certificate when they have completed the activities. Activities are aimed at ages 7-11.

No booking required, just drop in.

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British Science Week: Science Show: A Jodrell Journey

11:00am Sat 9th Mar –
4:00pm Sun 10th Mar

Join us as we journey through the history and achievements of scientists at Jodrell Bank.

From the Apollo Moon missions to exploding stars and black holes, there is plenty to discover at Jodrell during British Science Week.

Our fun and interactive, family-friendly science shows last for 30 – 40 minutes. They are aimed at adults and children aged 7+

Free with general admission.

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British Science Week Activities

11:00am Sat 9th Mar –
3:00pm Mon 11th Mar

As part of British Science Week have a go at some science experiments and crafts that with help you on a scientific journey around the museum.

The museum narrow gauge railway will be running and giving rides on Saturday (only).

The site narrow gauge railway will be running subject to weather. Access also to the beam engine ground floor only (Limited numbers)

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British Science Week: Telescope Walking Tour

11:45am Sat 9th Mar –
8:00pm Fri 15th Mar

Join one of Jodrell Bank’s popular Telescope Walking Tours as our friendly Explainers take you for a stroll around the base of the impressive Lovell Telescope.

You’ll find out more about how the Grade 1 listed Telescope works, explore its fascinating history and discover some of its ground-breaking research.

Talks last around 45 minutes, will take place indoors if wet, are available on a drop-in basis and are FREE with general admission.

Talks are aimed at adults and children aged 10+.

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British Science Week: Under 7s – Get Set, Blast Off!

1:00pm Sat 9th Mar –
5:00pm Sun 10th Mar

Join us on a fun-filled rocket trip into space, exploring the Solar System and playing lots of games along the way.

Sessions last around 20 minutes and are designed for children aged 7 and under. Free with general admission.

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British Science Week, Hosted by Drayton Manor

10:00am Wed 13th Mar –
5:00pm Fri 15th Mar

Come and join us as we celebrate British Science Week here at Drayton Manor Zoo. We are opening our 15-acre zoo up to schools for a day full of ultimate science fun including slime, quizzes, educational talks plus so much more. Activities will include: Zoo access from 10:00am-2:30pm.

See over 100 species of animal in our 15-acre zoo. Zoo Keeper Talks throughout the day Education Stalls Slime Lab – Children will get to make their own slime Animal games – Play games with the rest of your class Where do I live – Habitats Evolution – What is evolution? Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore? Anatomy – A look into animal skeleton structure and anatomy Dinosaur Fossil Hunts – Hunt for fossils like a real palaeontologist Camouflaged Animals – Can you find the animals? Trails and quizzes to match your year group which include activity packs for KS1 and KS2 Access to the following attractions- Spencer’s Play Area, Dino Trail and Bryan’s Museum. Activities are weather dependent

All this for just £6 per pupil (Reception to Year 6) and one free adult per 5 paying pupils, additional adults above this ratio are £6 each.

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Mini Museum Engineers – British Science Week Special – Robots

Wed 13th Mar, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Ready, steady, engineer! For this special session we will get our Mini Museum Engineers thinking about making robots, robot language and moving robots.

Drop-in. Booking is not required. Please ask at Reception for the exact location of the session as this will change each week.

£2 (Cash only)

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Dad’s Days Out – British Science Week Special – Robots/Motors

Sat 16th Mar, 10:00am – 1:00pm

£5 per family (up to 3 people, must include 1 adult, additional person £2.50) per session. (Cash only)

Join us to celebrate British Science Week with this special edition of Dad’s Days Out. We are exploring this year’s theme of journeys by investigating how machines move. Motors, robots and engines will be explored, tested and made to move, with your help.

Drop-in. Booking is not required.

Designed for age 5+. All ages welcome.

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