Brighton Science Festival

Brighton Science Festival 2017

Brighton Science Festival


Welcome to the new-look festival. This February focuses on the young, though there are at least 14 events for adults. Half-Term week is packed, kicking off with Bright Sparks, and then running through nine days with a wide range of original workshops for the young, 2-16 year-olds. There’s also some gems that will appeal to grown-ups of all ages, with ghosts, magic, music and monsters.  

Take a look at the full programme here. 

bright sparksBRIGHT SPARKS

Online ticket sales have closed now, but there will be tickets on the door

Our gigantic weekend for young people of all ages returns to Hove Park School for the thirteenth year running. Dozens of activities with everything from cockroaches to coding, slime mould to sound waves, giant drawing machines to microscopic organisms. A weekend of Serious Fun.

Book now: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February 2017



February Half Term is packed with activities designed to fill children’s minds with skills that will set them up for a scientific future – delivered in a fun and focussed setting by a lively team of educational entertainers. With shows, workshops and demonstrations, expect art, automata and alchemy.
11 – 19 February 2017

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Although all events in Brighton Science Festival 2017 are suitable for young people (see specific age restrictions), there’s also some gems that should appeal to grown-ups of all ages. Adults have a much bigger feast in September, where the British Science Festival hits town. Watch this space.

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Brighton Science Festival All Year Round…



Brighton Science Festival’s famous funfair-with-a-twist, coming to a town near you. It looks like a funfair – it is a funfair, but with a little bit of science that’s sneaked in. Expect dive-bombing seagulls, machines that can shrink you to the size of a pin, Incredible Machines, weird sounds, funny smells, and sideshows guaranteed to enthrall and entertain.
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The mission of Brighton Science Festival is to bring the world’s best science to Brighton, and to bring Brighton’s best science to the world. We roam Sussex and further afield, visiting youth clubs, scout huts, community centres, bus shelters, anywhere, making sure everyone has access to as much science as possible. Why? Because science is cool. I mean, sometimes -273.15º celsius.
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gull_gif_resizeSCHOOLS TOUR


Although the bulk of Brighton Science Festival takes place in February, and we’ve recently widened our horizons to Autumn, we’re also constantly on tour – visiting schools and bringing science, education, and most importantly fun to as many educational establishments as we possibly can. If you’d like Brighton Science Festival to come to a school near you, please do get in touch and let us know.
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