Brighton Science Festival

Events

Saturday 26 October

Escape! Mystery at the Manor

Join forces with your friends, family or colleagues and embark on an immersive journey of escape-room style puzzle solving and storytelling, all set in a spectacular historic building!


Preston Manor, 11am-7pm

Sunday 27 October

Escape! Mystery at the Manor

Join forces with your friends, family or colleagues and embark on an immersive journey of escape-room style puzzle solving and storytelling, all set in a spectacular historic building!


Preston Manor, 11am-7pm
Rocket Factory

This is your chance to design, build and fly your very own rocket on Brighton beach!


British Airways i360, 11am-12:30pm, 1pm-2:30pm, 3pm-4:30pm

Monday 28 October

Robogals: Creating Tomorrow's Engineers Today

Join Robogals for a taster session in Robotics, where we will be teaching you how to navigate our LEGO EV3 Mindstorms through a challenging maze and also how to command our NAO robots.


Middle Street Primary School, 2pm-3.30pm, 3.30pm-5pm
World of Food - School Holiday Cooking

Learn classic cookery skills and virtually travel the world in this hands-on culinary workshop.


The Community Kitchen, 9am-11am, 12pm-2pm, 3pm-5pm
Fizz Pop Science Crazy Chemists Workshops

A hands-on workshop for children exploring chemical reactions and making slime to take home!


Middle Street Primary School, 10am-11am, 11.30am–12.30pm, 2.30pm–3.30pm, 4pm-5pm
The Observatory Science Centre Planetarium

Join us for tours of the universe and immersive films with our expert astronomers and scientists. From Brighton to the boundaries of space and back again in time for tea!


Friends Meeting House, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Jaws n Claws

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


Booth Museum, 10.30am-11.30am, 12pm-1pm, 1.30pm-2.30pm, 3pm-4pm
MATHS MADNESS with Kyle D Evans

A show with stacks of audience participation and some mind-bending mathematical concepts, all delivered in an accessible fashion for children and their parents. Ages 8+ recommended.


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

Join forces with your friends, family or colleagues and embark on an immersive journey of escape-room style puzzle solving and storytelling, all set in a spectacular historic building!


Preston Manor, 11am-7pm
Rocket Factory

This is your chance to design, build and fly your very own rocket on Brighton beach!


British Airways i360, 11am-12:30pm, 1pm-2:30pm, 3pm-4:30pm
Learn to Knit

Have you ever wondered how to knit? In this fun and hands on workshop you will be using your body as a tool to make knitted fabric! Using recycled materials.


The Fashion School, 3.30pm-5.30pm

Tuesday 29 October

World of Food - School Holiday Cooking

Learn classic cookery skills and virtually travel the world in this hands-on culinary workshop.


The Community Kitchen, 9am-11am, 12pm-2pm, 3pm-5pm
Spewing Skulls

Decorate your own ceramic skull and make it spew with vomit in our gruesome art and science experiment!


Artpod, 9.30am-10.30am, 11am-12pm, 12.30pm-1.30pm, 2pm-3pm
The Detective Project

Can you be a detective and help us crack the case? A challenging and fun workshop based around a crime scene investigation.


Middle Street Primary School, 9.30am, 10.45am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3pm
Ensonglopedia of Science - Brighton Science Festival
Sing a Song of Science

Learn songwriting techniques and apply them to your favourite scientific tidbits with award-winning science songwriter John Hinton and Richard Robinson.


The Walrus, 11am-12:30, 2pm-3:30pm
Motorised Monsters | Brighton Science Festival
LEVERS & LINKAGES: Cutlery Creations

What is a lever? How can a lever help make your life easier and what happens when you join several levers together? All these questions and more will be answered during this fun workshop.


Middle Street Primary School, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Float like a Hovercraft!

Create your own hovercraft by recycling household favourites!


Brighton Toy and Model Museum, 2pm-4pm
Learn to Weave

Have you ever wondered how to make woven fabric? In this fun and educational workshop, children will learn how to create unique woven fabric in a creative way.


The Fashion School, 3.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 30 October

Horrid Hemoglobin

Visit the Artpod studio by the sea and learn about hemoglobin while making a ghastly bucket of blood!


Artpod, 9.30am-10.30am, 11pm-12pm, 12.30pm-1.30pm, 2pm-3pm
World of Food - School Holiday Cooking

Learn classic cookery skills and virtually travel the world in this hands-on culinary workshop.


The Community Kitchen, 9am-11am, 12pm-2pm, 3pm-5pm
Genius Brighton: An introduction to Hacking with Python and Minecraft

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


Middle Street Primary School, 09:30am - 11:30am, 11:45am - 1:45pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Orchestra Of Objects

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


Middle Street Primary School, 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 4pm
WATERBOTTLE FLIP

Kay Walton, the queen of kid poetry, runs Rap’n’Rhyme in schools around the county. Here she finds the rhymes in science, and shows you how.


The Walrus, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Learn to Sew

Have you ever wondered how to knit? In this fun and hands on workshop you will be using your body as a tool to make knitted fabric! Using recycled materials.


The Fashion School, 3.30pm-5.30pm

Thursday 31 October

AQUILA: Build a Fossil-free Brighton

Join AQUILA children’s magazine for a book launch and a conversation about climate change while making a fossil-free Brighton out of cardboard!


The Walrus, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Evolve Or Die!

Evolution meets Halloween


Middle Street Primary School, 11am-12.30pm, 1pm-2.30pm
Genius Brighton: An introduction to Hacking with Python and Minecraft

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


Middle Street Primary School,
World of Food - School Holiday Cooking

Learn classic cookery skills and virtually travel the world in this hands-on culinary workshop.


The Community Kitchen, 9am-11am, 12pm-2pm, 3pm-5pm
Crafty Hallowe’en Workshops

Have fun making Halloween masks and decorations. Create unique disguises and creepy decorations just in time for an evening of trick or treating!


Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
Tsai Tung Li - Memories of the Barge
O N C A Barge Art 'n' Science Club

Two days of workshops and fun for kids. Spend time outdoors learning about Brighton’s Marine Conservation Zone and then come back to ONCA’s Barge space to get creative, using materials such as clay slip, charcoal, pencil, coloured playdoh/air dry clay/felt and sponge.


The Barge at Brighton Marina, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Escape! Mystery at the Manor

Join forces with your friends, family or colleagues and embark on an immersive journey of escape-room style puzzle solving and storytelling, all set in a spectacular historic building!


Preston Manor, 11am-7pm
Science Best Bits - Ian Dunne - Brighton Science Festival
Spooky Science

Demonstrations by science showman Ian B Dunne, putting the fizz into Physics, the mystery into Chemistry, the yuck into Biology and making Maths count.


The Brighthelm Centre, 11:30am-12:30pm, 2pm-3pm
Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

A drop-in day of wicked workshops and spooky storytelling with fancy dress and tricky treats!


Open Market, 1pm-4pm

Friday 1 November

World of Food - School Holiday Cooking

Learn classic cookery skills and virtually travel the world in this hands-on culinary workshop.


The Community Kitchen, 9am-11am, 12pm-2pm, 3pm-5pm
Tsai Tung Li - Memories of the Barge
O N C A Barge Art 'n' Science Club

Two days of workshops and fun for kids. Spend time outdoors learning about Brighton’s Marine Conservation Zone and then come back to ONCA’s Barge space to get creative, using materials such as clay slip, charcoal, pencil, coloured playdoh/air dry clay/felt and sponge.


The Barge at Brighton Marina, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Discovery Day: Dying to Survive

From animals that escape death by playing dead, to those who push their bodies to the brink, join us to learn more about our world’s most extreme survivors.


Booth Museum, 10.30am-4pm
Where Superheroes Meet the Elements

The periodic tales of elements. Why do they have such weird names? Because each name hides an epic tale of struggle and discovery. With master story-teller, Richard Cope


The Walrus, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm
Escape! Mystery at the Manor

Join forces with your friends, family or colleagues and embark on an immersive journey of escape-room style puzzle solving and storytelling, all set in a spectacular historic building!


Preston Manor, 11am-7pm
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, 11am-5pm
Motorised Monsters | Brighton Science Festival
Matchbox Mechanicals: CAMS & LINKAGES

After exploring how cams and linkages work you will use your discoveries to build a matchbox sized model which turns rotary motion into linear motion, before decorating it using scrap & recycled materials.


Middle Street Primary School, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Saturday 2 November

Laser Cut Jewellery on The Barge

Kids will learn how to make bold brilliant pendants and badges to take home, with Designs inspired by the local Marine Conservation Zone.


The Barge at Brighton Marina, 10:00am- 12:00pm
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!


Middle Street Primary School, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm
Escape! Mystery at the Manor

Join forces with your friends, family or colleagues and embark on an immersive journey of escape-room style puzzle solving and storytelling, all set in a spectacular historic building!


Preston Manor, 11am-7pm
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, 11am-5pm
Motorised Monsters | Brighton Science Festival
Matchbox Mechanicals: CAMS & LINKAGES

After exploring how cams and linkages work you will use your discoveries to build a matchbox sized model which turns rotary motion into linear motion, before decorating it using scrap & recycled materials.


Middle Street Primary School, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sunday 3 November

Genius Brighton: FAKE NEWS! An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Learn how to spot fake news, pseudoscience, conspiracy theories and logical fallacies in this fun 2 hour introduction to critical thinking.


Middle Street Primary School, 9am-11am, 11.45am-1.45pm, 2pm-4pm
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!


Middle Street Primary School, 10:30am-11:15am, 12:30pm-1:15pm, 2:30pm-3:15pm
Boo! The Spooky Science at Bellerbys

Get ready to explore the mysteries of Halloween! Student-led demonstrations and hands-on activities during Spooky Science at Bellerbys! Don’t miss our Halloween Party with a science twist!


Bellerbys College, 11am-1pm
Escape! Mystery at the Manor

Join forces with your friends, family or colleagues and embark on an immersive journey of escape-room style puzzle solving and storytelling, all set in a spectacular historic building!


Preston Manor, 11am-7pm
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, 11am-5pm