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Celebrate Science

Celebrate Science

Tuesday 23rd - Thursday 25th October 2018 10am - 4pm Daily

Celebrate Science will be back at the end of October 2018 with another 3 fun-packed and fascinating days of FREE childrens events, activities, workshops and experiments 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 activities will be taking place, including shining light on lung disease, tours of the night sky and optical illusions. Children will be invited to to carry out amazing experiments, participate in astonishing hands-on activities and create their very own inventions, with University experts on hand to answer questions from visitors on everything from molten lava to time travel!

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 Palace Green Library 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!

Don't forget to share your photographs at #CelebrateScience

Need a Celebrate Science 2017 poster? Download a copy here!

In 2017 over 8,500 people visited the 'Celebrate Science' marquee, interacting with over 200 University staff and student volunteers from ten departments.

Watch the video to see what visitors to Celebrate Science 2011 thought...............

Celebrate Science Festival 2011

Celebrate Science Festival 2011

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Watch this film to find out about Celebrate Science Festival 2011

A host of Free events will be taking place across Durham University visitor attractions as part of the Celebrate Science 2018 Festival. From FREE children's craft activities to science and nature trails. Explore our other venues to see what else you can discover.

Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum hosts a regular programme of activities and events, for more details visit

Botanic Garden

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

Palace Green Library

See the 'What's On' Guide for more details

Contact Details

Dr. Paula Martin
Science Outreach Co-ordinator
Email: paula.martin@

What's On

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