Brighton Science Festival

Pocket Science Funfair

Wednesday 24 October

10.30am - 4.00pm

British Airways i360
British Airways i360, Lower Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2LN
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All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science.

On its latest outing the funfair with a twist celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter by dealing out a little magic of our own. And why stop at Potter? We have special effects from The Lord of the Rings and from Star Wars.

We’ll be showing you how to do magic with electrostatics – the magic that holds the Universe together. You do it with a wand – not the clunky, Potteresque type, but one powerful enough to channel electrostatic forces into some pretty neat tricks: a plastic drinking straw. (Afterwards you can pop into your local café to daze and dazzle the baristas.)

You can shrink down to the size of a hobbit – or further, to the size of a goblin – in the Incredible Shrinking Booth

You can hear from a Star Wars actor how they made the sound of the storm-troopers’ guns. 


More fun with another fundamental force – gravity – as we investigate how seagulls make their marks on the visitors to the sea front

Marble runs,  Upside-down Goggles, Splat the Rat, illusions … a full fairground’s worth of fun! 

Recommended age 7+ (No unaccompanied children, sorry)

Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th October

10.30am – 4.00pm (drop-in any time, but allow at least an hour to see and do everything!)

£4 per person, family ticket £14, under 7s free. 

British Airways i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN