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Durham University

Celebrate Science

Celebrate Science

Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th October 2020 10am - 4pm Daily

Celebrate Science will be back at the end of October 2020 with another 3 fun-packed and fascinating days of FREE children's 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 the attraction of magnets, 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 fossils to fusion!

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 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.

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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 2020 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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