Brighton Science Festival

Events

Thursday 13 February

Anatomy night: Matters of the heart

Valentine’s day is all about the heart. So let’s take a look at a real one, with the experts. Brighton and Sussex Medical School anatomists dissect a heart in Komedia.


Komedia, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Saturday 15 February

Free Day: Change the World – Women in Science

Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Anita Corbin: 100 First Women Portraits exhibition with a special Free Day of talks and pop up chats.


Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 10.00am-5.00pm
Kitchen Cupboard Chemistry

Masterchef meets molecules as we throw open the kitchen cupboard and reveal the secret science within. Let’s put chemistry back in the kitchen!


British Airways i360, 10:30am-11:15am, 12:30pm-1:15pm, 2:30pm-3:15pm
Poems and Paradoxes with Kyle D Evans

Singing maths entertainer Kyle D Evans brings some brand new mathematical poetry, using his favourite paradoxes as a springboard.  Stacks of crowd participation for children and their adults.


The Walrus, 10.30am – 11.30am, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Escape! Mystery at the Manor

Following a sell-out run in Autumn Escape! Mystery at the Manor returns Join forces with your friends and family in an immersive journey of escape-room style puzzle solving and storytelling in a historic mansion.


Preston Manor, 11.00am-7.00pm Until Sun 16 Feb

Sunday 16 February

Coding and Hacking for Girls!

Calling girls aged 9 and above! Come and learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in the world of work. Learn to hack Minecraft using Python. Coding experience not required.


British Airways i360, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Monday 17 February

An Introduction to Hacking with Minecraft and Python

Aged 9 and above? Come and learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in the future world of work. Hack Minecraft using Python. Coding experience not required. Enthusiasm and curiosity absolutely required!


British Airways i360, 9:00am - 11:00am, 11:30am - 1:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jaws 'n' Claws

Come and meet Phil and his amazing menagerie of animals, including snakes, lizards and giant bugs!


Booth Museum, 10.30-11.30am, 12.00-1.00pm, 1.30-2.30pm, 3.00-4.00pm
Learn to Knit

How to knit! Using your body as knitting needles! This is SERIOUS hands-on workshop, and great fun as well as very useful. Using recycled materials.


The Fashion School, 3.30pm-5.30pm

Tuesday 18 February

Bubble Brain Workshop

A must-do half-term workshop for big and small kids featuring smoke bubbles, bubble carousels, bubbles that defy the laws of maths!


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 10.30 - 11.30, 12.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 15.00, 15.30 - 16.30
Firecraft: The Secrets of the Spark

A highly interactive and experimental 1 hour outdoor workshop where we shall explore Chris’s Six Scientific Ignition Tricks – all the different methods for getting a blaze going.


Stanmer Park, next to Proud Country House, 10.30am - 11.30am, 11.45am - 12.45pm, 1.00pm - 2.00pm, 2.15pm - 3.15pm, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Wednesday 19 February

Stunning Snowflakes and Ice Engineering

Examine the unique and beautiful qualities of snowflakes. investigate how these winter wonders are formed, then craft your own versions ready for experimentation.


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 10.00am - 11.00am
Zoolab's Biomimicry Animal Handling Show

Join Zoolab to get up close and hands on with exotic animals, such as snakes, lizards and more in this fascinating talk all about Biomimicry!


The Walrus, 10:00am - 10:40am, 11:00am - 11:40am, 12:00pm - 12:40pm, 13:20pm - 14:00pm, 14:20pm - 15:00pm, 15:20pm - 16:00pm, 16:20pm - 17:00pm
Bubble Brain Workshop

A must-do half-term workshop for big and small kids featuring smoke bubbles, bubble carousels, bubbles that defy the laws of maths!


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 10.30 - 11.30, 12.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 15.00, 15.30 - 16.30
Achoo!! The science of a sneeze

Discover the fascinating story of what goes on up our noses when we sneeze. What could be more fun than artificial mucus and fake noses?


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Ian B Dunne: Spring into Science

After the excellent audiences last year, Ian B Dunne is back with more demonstrations, more surprises, more science and more fun.


The Brighthelm Centre, 11.30am - 12.45pm, 2pm - 3.15pm
Fidget and Squidge It - Sensory Science Fun

Love getting hands-on with science, but hate the mess at home? Join us for slime making, kinetic sand creation and fidget spinner designing. Discover the science behind the fun.


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Learn To Sew

Have you ever wondered how to sew on a button? Fix a hole or tear with just a needle and thread? Learn some basic techniques. These skills are great to have!


The Fashion School, 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Friday 21 February

Animal Adaptations

Children learn best when they’re having fun and our science workshop is packed with engaging experiments to help them understand how penguins brave blizzards and wintry waters.


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 10.00am - 11.00am
The Creative Space Pop-up Planetarium

Spacetastic astronomy shows in an immersive 360-degree space.


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 10am - 10.25am, 10.30am - 10.55am, 11am - 11.25am, 11.45am - 12.10pm, 12.15pm - 12.40pm, 12.45pm - 1.10pm, 2.15pm - 2.40pm, 2.45pm - 3.10pm, 3.15pm - 3.40pm, 4pm - 4.25pm, 4.30pm - 4.55pm, 5pm - 5.25pm, 5.30pm - 5.55pm
Discovery Day: Nature’s Grand Designs

Discover the most extraordinary designs in nature.


Booth Museum, 10.30am-4.00pm
Float and Bloat

A fun and friendly workshop to learn about wonderful waves and buoyant beasts. Every child gets to complete every step of every experiment.


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Motion in the Ocean

Join us for a workshop that’s packed with fun experiments. Get hands-on as we discover sensational squid, escaping octopuses and what goes on in the dark depths of the ocean.


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Saturday 22 February

Coding and Hacking for Girls!

Calling girls aged 9 and above! Come and learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in the future world of work. Learn to hack Minecraft using Python. Coding experience not required.


British Airways i360, 9:00am - 11:00am, 11:30am - 1:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm