Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31st October 2013
Celebrate Science 2012 was bigger and better than ever, with an increase of 60% in visitors compared to 2011! Over five and a half thousand visitors participated in three days of exciting science activities during school half term hosted by volunteers from Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics and Psychology. There were also exhibits from Anthropology Sleep Lab, Bioarchaeology, Foundation Centre, Palace Green Library, Science Learning Centre North East and Sport. The 2012 programme can be viewed here.
Celebrate Science will be back in 2013 with 3 fun-packed and fascinating days of FREE childrens events, activities, workshops, experiments and lectures celebrating science
Come along to the 'Celebrate Science' Marquee on Palace Green, the heart of Durham's World Heritage Site where a wide range of free science themed events, activities and workshops will be taking place, including investigations of animal skulls, magnetism and optical illusions. Children will be invited to create inventions and take part in experiments, with University experts on hand to answer queries from visitors on everything from DNA to rocks and fossils.
You can even relax and soak up the atmosphere in the YUM café which will be offering light refreshments in the main marquee.
A varied programme of events will also be taking place at University attractions across the City including the Botanic Garden, Oriental Museum and Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology throughout the festival and half term week, so don't forget to visit them and see what you can discover!
So what are you waiting for? Get ready to celebrate science!
In 2011 over 3,500 people visited the 'Celebrate Science' marquee. Watch the video to see what they thought...............
A host of events will be taking place across Durham University visitor attractions as part of the Celebrate Science Festival. From FREE children's craft activities to nature trails, they'll be so much to see and do. Make sure you explore our other venues to see what else you can discover
Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology
Old Fulling Mill The Banks, Durham
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham
Palace Green Library
Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham DH1 3TN, Open daily 10am - 5pm
Set in 25-acres of parkland just to the south of the city, the Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to explore the science of nature. Follow trails through the varied landscapes of the garden, enjoying artwork along the way. The Botanic Garden hosts a regular programme of activities and events, for more details visit www.durham.ac.uk/whatson