Brighton Science Festival

Events - Monday 12 February

MAD MACHINES: THE RUBE GOLDBERG CHALLENGE

In just 5 days a team of lucky young inventors will design and build an original Rube Goldberg Machine. Combines cutting-edge STEM learning with the wacky world of mad mechanics.


MakerClubHQ, 9:30am - 3:00pm daily Monday to Friday Until Fri 16 Feb
ANTWEIGHT ROBOTS

Design, decorate and drive a remote-controlled robot and compete against other teams in an antweight version of TV smash Robot Wars.


The Walrus, 10:00am - 11:30am, 12:15pm - 1:45pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
ARCTIC ADVENTURE WORKSHOP – FUN WITH FOSSILS

An Arctic workshop. Draw with rocks, make fossils and handle rocks which have been buried beneath rivers of ice for millions of years.


ONCA Gallery, 10:00am - 12:00pm
MONSTER-MAKE HALF TERM

Create an army of awesome aliens, zany zombies and scary monsters at this creative and crafty workshop.


Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:00pm (drop-in)
SLIME TIME

Immerse yourself in the messy science of slime using secret recipes and simple kitchen ingredients to make lots and lots of slime.


Artpod, 10:00am - 10:45am, 11:15am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 1:45pm, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CURIOSITY HUB: MINECRAFT DINOSAUR DIG

Enter a prehistoric Minecraft world and unearth some virtual velociraptors. Blending top technology with paleontology.


Booth Museum, 10:30am - 11:30am, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BLOCKBUILDERS: WATER CYCLE SIMULATOR

Explore the water cycle of Brighton inside an interactive Minecraft map.


The Barge at Brighton Marina, 11:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CODER ACADEMY WITH SEAN MCMANUS

Enrol at the Coder Academy with author Sean McManus and learn to programme your own computer art.


Jubilee Library, 11:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROCKET FACTORY

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


British Airways i360, 11:00am - 12:30pm, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
ARCTIC ADVENTURE – EXHIBITION BY BEATRICE VON PREUSSEN

Delve into the sketch books, photo albums and diaries from printmaker Beatrice von Preussen’s trip to the Arctic Circle.


ONCA Gallery, 12:00pm - 6:00pm (drop-in)
BALLOON CAR RACERS

Recycle and repurpose common household objects into zippy machines using the principles of physics.


Brighton Toy and Model Museum, 2:00pm - 4:00pm (allow at least 1 hour)
A HISTORY OF ROCKETRY

Setting off rockets in a theatre – what could possibly go wrong? A mix of history, science, explosions and mayhem.


Sallis Benney Theatre, 7:30pm - 9:15pm