Brighton Science Festival

Events

Tuesday 18 February

World of Food – School Holiday Cooking (for 7-12 and 13-16 year-olds)

Cookery sessions covering different global cuisines for kids aged 7 to 12 and 13 to 16.


The Community Kitchen, 09.30am – 12.00pm, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Until Thu 20 Feb
Orchestra of Objects Presents... 2 interactive music workshops

Come and meet the ‘Pump-a-Phone’, ‘Grass-Xylo-Hopper’, and ‘Twisty-Bata-Drum’ among other creations in these fun sound and sculpture workshops


British Airways i360, 10.00am - 11.00am; 11.15am - 12.15pm; 1.15pm - 2.15pm; 2.30pm - 3.30pm
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
Wild Food Walk

Join educator, forager and wild food experimentalist Fergus Drennan to explore one of the earliest aspects of science: the science of wild food. And learn Fergus’s Big Six essential wild food plants.


Stanmer Park, next to Proud Country House,

Wednesday 19 February

World of Food – School Holiday Cooking (for 7-12 and 13-16 year-olds)

Cookery sessions covering different global cuisines for kids aged 7 to 12 and 13 to 16.


The Community Kitchen, 09.30am – 12.00pm, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Until Thu 20 Feb
Orchestra of Objects Presents... 2 interactive music workshops

Come and meet the ‘Pump-a-Phone’, ‘Grass-Xylo-Hopper’, and ‘Twisty-Bata-Drum’ among other creations in these fun sound and sculpture workshops


Wagner Hall, 10.00am - 11.00am; 11.15am - 12.15pm
Robogals: Creating Tomorrow's Engineers Today (fully booked!)

Navigate our LEGO EV3 Mindstorms through a challenging maze, compete in a robot obstacle course and Robot Wars!


British Airways i360, 10am - 12.00, 1pm - 3pm
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, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Kids' Brush Lettering Workshop

A perfect class for beginners! All tools are included. We practise strokes and letters, moving on to phrases and quotes – creating your very own set of prints and cards to take home with you.


The George Payne, 2pm - 3:30pm
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

Thursday 20 February

World of Food – School Holiday Cooking (for 7-12 and 13-16 year-olds)

Cookery sessions covering different global cuisines for kids aged 7 to 12 and 13 to 16.


The Community Kitchen, 09.30am – 12.00pm, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Orchestra of Objects Presents... 2 interactive music workshops

Come and meet the ‘Pump-a-Phone’, ‘Grass-Xylo-Hopper’, and ‘Twisty-Bata-Drum’ among other creations in these fun sound and sculpture workshops


Wagner Hall, 10.00am - 11.00am; 11.15am - 12.15pm
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
The Big G

Use gravity to defy gravity! Learn about what keeps satellites in orbit, what keeps us stuck to the planet, and importantly, what keeps an audience on the edge of their seats. Then learn the magic.


The Walrus, 11.30am - 1.00pm
Spaghetti Towers!

Building towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows is a great way to encourage children to think like engineers. Test different designs to see who can build the tallest, strongest structure!


Brighton Toy and Model Museum, 2pm - 4pm
The Science of Spraypainting

What is a hydro-dip? How can you create tie-dye in seconds? These questions and much more will be answered. AND You get to make a piece of street-art to take home with you too!


Conclave Brighton, 2.30pm-3.45pm, 4.15pm-5.30pm
Are We Nearly Here Yet?

The story of everything from the Big Bang to now. Watch your journey over the past 14 billion years, from a mere atom, through catastrophe and chaos, exploding stars and dinosaurs, to the marvel that is YOU.


The Walrus, 3.00pm - 4.30pm

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
PLANET 'B'

The climate crisis has concentrated our minds wonderfully, and there are many things that can be done. Our mission is to make all science entertaining, including climate change


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 11.00am - 4.00pm
Rocket Factory

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


British Airways i360, 11.30am-1.00pm, 1.00pm-2.30pm, 3.00pm-4.30pm
Textile Science

A hands on discovery workshop exploring textile material properties with the assistance of fire, water and our senses


Brighton Youth Centre, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
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
The Science of Spraypainting

What is a hydro-dip? How can you create tie-dye in seconds? These questions and much more will be answered. AND You get to make a piece of street-art to take home with you too!


Conclave Brighton, 2.30pm-3.45pm, 4.15pm-5.30pm

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
Bewilder Box: Box of Bewilderment!

Bewilder Box escape rooms have created a mini escape room in a box. See if you have what it takes to crack their bewildering Box of Bewilderment!


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 11am-5pm Until Sun 23 Feb
Pocket Science Funfair

All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science. With new science fun and special guests, in the amazing St Augustine’s Centre.


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 11am-5pm

Sunday 23 February

FIZZ POP SCIENCE: CRAZY HAIR RAISING WORKSHOPS

Get ready for some hair-raising action! Explore circuits, conductors and insulators and create lightning with this fun Fizz Pop Science workshop


British Airways i360, 10am-11am, 11.30am–12.30pm, 2.30pm–3.30pm, 4pm-5pm
Close Up Photography - Playing with Shapes, Colours and Light

Demonstrate a basic understanding of how light transforms objects in specific situations. Demonstrate a practical engagement with photography by taking your own photographs


Studio From The Sky, 10:30am - 2:00pm, 3.00pm-6.30pm
Bewilder Box: Box of Bewilderment!

Bewilder Box escape rooms have created a mini escape room in a box. See if you have what it takes to crack their bewildering Box of Bewilderment!


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 11am-5pm
Pocket Science Funfair

All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science. With new science fun and special guests, in the amazing St Augustine’s Centre.


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 11am-5pm
The Ensemble Workshop: Help Build the World's Longest Automaton

Exercise your creative and making skills by building a machine to join a snaking line of linked-up automata. Over 60 machines will form an amazing temporary collaborative moving sculpture.


St Augustine’s Event Centre, 11.00am - 5pm Free