Brighton Science Festival

Events Archive – February 2019

Saturday 16 February

Bewilder Box – Science Fiction Escape Room Adventures

Bewilder Box is a challenge-based adventure game. Combining the puzzle solving elements of the Crystal Maze with an immersive theatre style experience in which YOU are the lead character!

Bewilder Box: Initiative, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, 3.45pm – 4.45pm, 6.00pm – 7.00pm, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Makerclub Free Trial Sessions

Join a group of inventors, teachers, explorers and enthusiasts to harness technology and make the world a better place.

MakerClubHQ, 9.30am – 11am, 11.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 3.30pm

Exploring Our World

Join Brighton Museum during the school holidays for a range of family events exploring the natural world, sustainability and the difference small actions can make.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 10:00am – 5:00pm

FREE Discovery Day: The Wonder Women of STEM

Celebrate International Day for Women and Girls in Science at our family friendly discovery day.

Booth Museum, 10.30am – 4.00pm

Pocket Science Funfair

All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science. Use the fundamental forces of the Universe to bring a lavatory roll to life! Learn how to Splat That Rat! Build an Incredible Machine! Shrink the kids!

British Airways i360, 10.30am – 4.00pm

image of different size brown sea horses
ONCA Kids Art School: Seahorses!

join ONCA artists and marine nature nerds on the ONCA Barge for a workshop inspired by local marine wildlife. This inspiring art session will encourage curiosity and creative experiment.

The Barge at Brighton Marina, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday 17 February

Exploring Our World

Join Brighton Museum during the school holidays for a range of family events exploring the natural world, sustainability and the difference small actions can make.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Pocket Science Funfair

All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science. Use the fundamental forces of the Universe to bring a lavatory roll to life! Learn how to Splat That Rat! Build an Incredible Machine! Shrink the kids!

British Airways i360, 10.30am – 4.00pm

Monday 18 February

Curiosity Hub: Minecraft Dino Dig!

Delve into palaeontology with Minecraft EDU! Children will work together inside a Minecraft world to carefully uncover a fossil – what will be revealed?!

44th Brighton Scout Hall, 10.00am – 11.00am, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 2.30pm, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Make at the Museum

Creative Crafty workshops! Stick, draw, cut and colour in this workshop inspired by the exhibits in Hove Museum. Can you come up with a work of art?

Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 10.00am – 11.00am, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 2.30pm, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Super Seaweeds

Join MCS for a super seaweeds session! Get hands on with these slippery customers and learn more about their fascinating facts and habitats around the UK coastline.

Loading (formerly C:\ Side Quest), 10.00am – 12.00pm

Pocket Science Funfair

All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science. Use the fundamental forces of the Universe to bring a lavatory roll to life! Learn how to Splat That Rat! Build an Incredible Machine! Shrink the kids!

British Airways i360, 10.30am – 4.00pm

Blackmail in Brighton! A Forensic Science Investigation.

In the quiet English village of Upper Slugpitt, someone is trying to get money by blackmailing members of the village. Can you help solve the crime using forensic science techniques and discover who is guilty?

The Walrus, 11.00am – 11.30am, 11.30am – 12.00pm, 12.00pm – 12.30pm, 12.30pm – 1.00pm, 1.00pm – 1.30pm, 2.00pm – 2.30pm, 2.30pm – 3.00pm, 3.00pm – 3.30pm, 3.30pm – 4.00pm

Beachwatch

How eagle eyed are you?! Join the Marine Conservation Society team to look at beach litter surveys and use your skills to spot and sieve litter pieces in sandy and shingly areas.

Loading (formerly C:\ Side Quest), 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Ball Launcher Challenge!

It’s ‘Hands-on-Half-Term’ in the Toy Museum with the ‘Ball Launcher Challenge!’ Have fun learning about levers, trebuchets and catapults incorporating their design into your own ball launcher.

Brighton Toy and Model Museum, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Makerclub Free Trial Sessions

Join a group of inventors, teachers, explorers and enthusiasts to harness technology and make the world a better place.

MakerClubHQ, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

STEMbusters

Informal social meet-up for those involved with STEM/STEAM communication, outreach and public engagement activities the region.

Loading (formerly C:\ Side Quest), 7.30pm – 9.30pm

 

Tuesday 19 February

Virtual Seality- Wind up sea creature & VR experience at Artpod Rottingdean

This fascinating collaboration is like nothing we have offered before!
During the maker stage you will get to make a 3D wind up sea creature . The inspiration for your creature will come from our local marine ecology.
During the session the children will be taken off one by one to The Living Coast under sea VR experience.

Artpod, 9.15am – 10.15am, 10.30am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 12.45pm, 1.15pm – 2.15pm, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, 3.45pm – 4.45pm

Make at the Museum

Creative Crafty workshops! Stick, draw, cut and colour in this workshop inspired by the exhibits in Hove Museum. Can you come up with a work of art?

Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 10.00am – 11.00am, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 2.30pm, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Super Seaweeds

Join MCS for a super seaweeds session! Get hands on with these slippery customers and learn more about their fascinating facts and habitats around the UK coastline.

Loading (formerly C:\ Side Quest), 10.00am – 12.00pm

The Weather Report

3D pens and scanning, cardboard costumes and sculpture, textiles printing and interactive sound

Towner Art Gallery, Until Sun 24 Feb

Pocket Science Funfair

All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science. Use the fundamental forces of the Universe to bring a lavatory roll to life! Learn how to Splat That Rat! Build an Incredible Machine! Shrink the kids!

British Airways i360, 10.30am – 4.00pm

The Blast Science Extravaganza Science Show!

Do you want to be inspired by Science? Well do you?
So come and see Blast Science at the Walrus this half term to discover loads of new stuff about the world around you.

The Walrus, 11.00am – 12.00pm, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Beachwatch

How eagle eyed are you?! Join the Marine Conservation Society team to look at beach litter surveys and use your skills to spot and sieve litter pieces in sandy and shingly areas.

Loading (formerly C:\ Side Quest), 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Makerclub Free Trial Sessions

Join a group of inventors, teachers, explorers and enthusiasts to harness technology and make the world a better place.

MakerClubHQ, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Moon Gazing on Brighton Seafront

Join us for an evening of moon gazing with the experts

Next to the British Airways i360, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

Wednesday 20 February

Virtual Seality- Wind up sea creature & VR experience at Artpod Rottingdean

This fascinating collaboration is like nothing we have offered before!
During the maker stage you will get to make a 3D wind up sea creature . The inspiration for your creature will come from our local marine ecology.
During the session the children will be taken off one by one to The Living Coast under sea VR experience.

Artpod, 9.15am – 10.15am, 10.30am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 12.45pm, 1.15pm – 2.15pm, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, 3.45pm – 4.45pm

Venture Coders: An Introduction to Hacking with Minecraft and Python

Learn how to hack Minecraft using the Python programming language and get to grips with Raspberry Pi computers.

Loading (formerly C:\ Side Quest), 9.30am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 1.45pm, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Curiosity Hub: Sporty Robots! with Lego WeDo

Bring toys to life! Assemble robots using Lego Education WeDo robotics kits.

44th Brighton Scout Hall, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Exploring Our World

Join Brighton Museum during the school holidays for a range of family events exploring the natural world, sustainability and the difference small actions can make.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Are We Nearly Here Yet?

We look at your journey over the past 14 billion years, since the Big Bang, through exploding stars, under-water volcanoes, evolution, bacteria, worms, dinosaurs, apes, humans. And now science can explain just about all of it.

The Walrus, 10.30am – 11.30am, 12.00pm – 1.00pm, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Power Up – Re-Imagine Technology Workshop

Join artist Melanie Terrade for a hands-on workshop exploring how everyday technologies can be redesigned to be more environmentally friendly.

Lighthouse, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Curiosity Hub: Create your own Stop-motion Animation Movie!

Lights, camera, action! Students will work in pairs to create their own short stop-motion movie!

44th Brighton Scout Hall, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Power Up – Block Builders Workshops

The two-hour Block Builders workshops enables participants to collaboratively rebuild Brighton using Minecraft, adding wind turbines and solar panels to the interactive maps to enhance awareness and understanding.

Lighthouse, 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Makerclub Free Trial Sessions

Join a group of inventors, teachers, explorers and enthusiasts to harness technology and make the world a better place.

MakerClubHQ, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

 

Thursday 21 February

Explode Overload! @ Artpod Rottingdean

Mix it up and watch it BLOW!
In this insanely fun workshop our young scientists will decorate a sea life themed ceramic tea light holder (that they then get to take home!) They will then fill their holder with our secret exploding propellant and watch it ooze and splutter everywhere!

Artpod, 9.30am – 10.30am, 11.00am – 12.00pm, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Venture Coders: An Introduction to Hacking with Minecraft and Python

Learn how to hack Minecraft using the Python programming language and get to grips with Raspberry Pi computers.

Loading (formerly C:\ Side Quest), 9.30am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 1.45pm, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Exploring Our World

Join Brighton Museum during the school holidays for a range of family events exploring the natural world, sustainability and the difference small actions can make.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Make at the Museum

Creative Crafty workshops! Stick, draw, cut and colour in this workshop inspired by the exhibits in Hove Museum. Can you come up with a work of art?

Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 10.00am – 11.00am, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 2.30pm, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Sound Sculptures and Giant Percussion Playing and Making Workshop

A fun structured hands-on playing and making workshop run using giant percussion instruments and sound sculptures as a music ensemble.

British Airways i360, 10.00am – 11.30am, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Evolve Or Die!

A musical, interactive, artistic and creative workshop with John Hinton and Richard Robinson.

The Walrus, 11.00am – 12.30pm, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

felt fish workshop
Fantastic Felt Fish! with Imagine Make Play and ONCA

The workshop will be looking at the science of felt making and the amazing properties of how felt is made. Your kids will learn about and create some weird and wonderful deep-sea creatures that they can take home.

The Barge at Brighton Marina, 11.00am-1.00pm

Power Up – Re-Imagine Technology Workshop

Join artist Melanie Terrade for a hands-on workshop exploring how everyday technologies can be redesigned to be more environmentally friendly.

Lighthouse, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Science Magic… Robot Science

Science Magic… Robot Science

To spell bind the audience, gasp, wonder and laugh.

Demonstrations, strange wonderful noises, levitating objects, big sparks and the occasional funny smell. Now with added Robots.

Ian B Dunne, amusing and inspiring, the one to see.

The show of Science Magic, mystery, suspense and laughs. Suitable for all ages.

The Brighthelm Centre, 11.30am – 12.50pm, 2.00pm – 3.20pm

Power Up – Block Builders Workshops

The two-hour Block Builders workshops enables participants to collaboratively rebuild Brighton using Minecraft, adding wind turbines and solar panels to the interactive maps to enhance awareness and understanding.

Lighthouse, 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Friday 22 February

Artoscope: A looking at pictures machine

What’s the difference between a scientific instrument and a musical instrument? The Artoscope is an audio visual invention designed to spin pictures and turn them into sound using DIY electronic synthesizers.

Loading (formerly C:\ Side Quest), 11am – 4pm (drop-in)

BubbleFISH Soap Workshop at Artpod Rottingdean

During this one hour session you will create your very own fish tank soap! Containing a fish or sea creature that you can keep when your soap has gone!

Artpod, 9.30am – 10.30am, 11.00am – 12.00pm, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Exploring Our World

Join Brighton Museum during the school holidays for a range of family events exploring the natural world, sustainability and the difference small actions can make.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Power Up – Re-Imagine Technology Workshop

Join artist Melanie Terrade for a hands-on workshop exploring how everyday technologies can be redesigned to be more environmentally friendly.

Lighthouse, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Wind Turbine Workshop

The Rampion Wind Farm is not the final word in wind technology. That moment doesn’t come until all the children and parents in Sussex have had a go at designing one themselves. Now is your chance to shine!

The Walrus, 11.00am – 12.00pm, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Power Up – Block Builders Workshops

The two-hour Block Builders workshops enables participants to collaboratively rebuild Brighton using Minecraft, adding wind turbines and solar panels to the interactive maps to enhance awareness and understanding.

Lighthouse, 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Crime Scene Illusion

A unique show weaving together the worlds of crime scene investigation, criminal profiling, and magic.

Sweet Werks, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

 

Saturday 23 February

Makerclub Free Trial Sessions

Join a group of inventors, teachers, explorers and enthusiasts to harness technology and make the world a better place.

MakerClubHQ, 9.30am – 11am, 11.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 3.30pm

Exploring Our World

Join Brighton Museum during the school holidays for a range of family events exploring the natural world, sustainability and the difference small actions can make.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 24 February

Exploring Our World

Join Brighton Museum during the school holidays for a range of family events exploring the natural world, sustainability and the difference small actions can make.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 10:00am – 5:00pm

The Poetry of Planes

Flip bottles & fly paper planes with Kay Walton on an interactive and fun, science-inspired poetic journey for 7-13 year olds (and curious adults) inside the fabulous Brighton Toy & Model Museum. You can even bring your own science rap/rhyme to share (optional).

Brighton Toy and Model Museum, 11.00am – 12.00pm

Saturday 2 March

Blue Planet 3 Clown Performance
Blue Planet III: Performance for Families

Clown comedy pioneers Bright Buoy are coming to ONCA Barge to show their new work Blue Planet III- an aquatic, performance, adventure for all the family!

The Barge at Brighton Marina, 1.00pm-2.00pm