Brighton Science Festival

Events

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