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Free science fun this October half-term

(10 October 2019)

Celebrate Science 2018

Are you looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids this October half-term? Then look no further than Celebrate Science, our free hands-on science festival.

What is Celebrate Science?

A free hands-on science festival suitable for all ages.

We’ve been running Celebrate Science for ten years and seen it grow and grow. We now welcome an average of 7,000 visitors each year.

What can I do and see?

Lots! From making balloon rockets to creating moon buggies, from exploring the science of bubbles to testing your Olympic potential on our hi-tech fitness equipment.

Maybe you fancy building your own steam engine? Or stepping inside our Sun Dome to explore the power of the Sun and fusion energy?

How about seeing the night sky in the daytime inside our Planetarium? Or creating your own galaxy simulation using our Galaxy Makers computer?

When and where…

Celebrate Science 2019 will be held on October 29, 30 and 31, from 10am to 4pm each day.

The action happens in a huge marquee on Palace Green, Durham City.

Plus there are special events at our other visitor attractions: Palace Green Library where you can see the winners of NASA’s global Project Mars competition, the Oriental Museum and the Botanic Garden.

Inspiring science

We run Celebrate Science because we find science absolutely inspiring, and we love to share our passion for exploration and experimentation with others.

Celebrate Science is a great half-term day out for the whole family.

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