Brighton Science Festival

Brighton Science Festival 2017


The Brighton Science Festival has split into two – it was getting far too big to fit in just one month. We’re putting together a packed programme for February 2017, which we’re hoping to announce in early January. If you’re interested in putting on an event next year, please get in touch as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, here’s a taste of what we do:


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.

11 – 12 February 2017find out more


bss_test1BIG SCIENCE

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men and women to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry

A voyage into the most exotic ideas with a weekend of talks and demonstrations by an incredible line-up of experts. Be enlightened, be educated, be entertained!

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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. Expect art, automata and alchemy.

13 – 17th February 2017find out more



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 enthral and entertain: Find out more


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 minus 273.15º celsius.  Find out more


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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