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Durham University

Celebrate Science

Celebrate Science

We can't all be together in Durham celebrating science this year, but we're still going to celebrate! On our Celebrate Science at Home website we've pulled together some of our favourite activities, and have some suggestions of other places to find more.

Take care of yourselves and keep on celebrating science!

Celebrate Science Live will not be taking place this October. Visit our Celebrate Science at Home website to download some fun science activities for everyone to try at home!

Need a Celebrate Science 2019 poster? Download a copy here!

In 2019 over 6,000 people visited the 'Celebrate Science' marquee, interacting with over 200 University staff and student volunteers from nine departments.

Watch the video to see what our visitors to Celebrate Science think about the event.

Celebrate Science

Celebrate Science

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Our annual three-day science festival celebrates Durham University’s latest research with our local community, targeting 7 to 11 year olds and their families. Each year during the local schools’ October half-term holiday more than 200 staff and student volunteers from departments across the University engage and inspire young people. Since 2010 well over 45,000 visitors have shared in the excitement of Durham University research. For more information go to:

A host of Free events will be taking place across Durham University visitor attractions as part of the Celebrate Science 2021 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

Museum of Archaeology

Palace Green Library, Durham DH1 3TH, Open Monday 12pm-5pm; Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm

The Museum of Archaeology 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

Contact Details

Dr. Paula Street
Science Outreach Co-ordinator
Email: paula.street@

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