Tom by Wilkie Branson

Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Set in a hinterland between the civilised world and the wild, Tom explores the story of one man’s journey to rediscover who he really is. This remarkable and poignant film installation fuses b-boy choreography by award-winning film maker Wilkie Branson with digital animation to create a cinematic world where it’s entirely possible to feel lonely in the midst of a crowd. With projection mapping across a uniquely layered design by Nottingham-based artist Barret Hodgson, Tom is like nothing else you’ve seen before.

£12

Press Hear 3i

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

PRESS HEAR 3i is an interactive installation that explores ideas of society, culture and our modern
world in relation to our future. Produced in conjunction with pupils at six Nottingham/shire schools,
the artwork is interactive sounds, visual and sculptural.

Free

Explorers Fair: The Ball Run Factory

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Build inventive marble machines with science, technology and everyday materials. In collaboration with Bright Box Makerspace. Use recycled and everyday materials to design and construct amazing ball runs. In this hands-on workshop led by Kisha Bradley from Bright Box Makerspace you and your child will turn cardboard tubes, pipes and wooden tracks into creative contraptions.Make your marble […]

£12

ZoMotion: Zoetrope Animation Workshop

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Learn how to be an animator in this hands-on creative workshop with artist, sculptor and animator Karl Wilby.
Karl Wilby’s ZoMotion Zoetropes are light-based animated sculptures. Sequences of individual 3D models rotate and are illuminated to create live 3D animations; a moving sculpture in front of your eyes.

£3.50

Flight by Darkfield

Outside D H Lawrence Pavillion, Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound and sensory effects to put each audience member at the centre of intense evolving narratives. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely. We are not responsible for your final destination.

£8

Salt Dough Modelling

Green's Windmill & Science Centre Windmill Lane, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Use salt dough and your imagination to make a creation of your own invention - the more curious the better!

£3

Family Fun Weekend at Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall Wollaton Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Make music from plants, using circuits and sensors. Explore Wollaton Hall’s secret specimen collection. Be wowed by full-sized human body collages from Keith Bloody Mary and Dr Lisa Chakrabarti, exploring ageing and exercise.

Free

Plant Blindness Workshop: Conducting Nature with Callum Mulligan

Wollaton Hall Wollaton Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Explore plants, circuits and music. Try out plants that play music when you touch them and make your own. Join technologist Callum Mulligan in the Great Hall for this fun family friendly drop in.

Free

Plant Blindness Workshop: Drawing Sound with Gina Mollett

Wollaton Hall Wollaton Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

What does sound look like? How does it feel? Join artist Gina Mollett in the Camellia House for this playful and imaginative art workshop exploring experimental and creative ways to capture sound through line, colour, shape and texture.

Free

Explorers Fair: Virtual Sculpture Workshop

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Create amazing Augmented Reality sculptures with artists and designers Studio Above&Below. Using the landscape of Hockley as a starting point, children will hunt for found objects to use in the creation of digital sculptures. Through storytelling, experimentation and mind-mapping, the sculptures will be transformed into Augmented Reality and placed around Broadway and Broad Street as […]

£3.50

Explorers Fair: Interactive Art Experiments

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

In this free, drop in activity, experiment with using conductive materials, inks and paint to create interactive artworks that light up, make music and respond to touch.
Help us create an interactive mural with conductive paint and create your own interactive drawings, paintings or cards to take home.

Sci-Fi, Science & Curiosity Quiz

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Know your science fact from your science fiction? Test your knowledge of all things science and curiosity at the Sci-Fi, Science & Curiosity Quiz!

£1

Incredible You

Radford - Lenton Library Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Take part in producing work for an exhibition of Incredible You - a colouring book developed by scientist-artist Dr Lizzie Burns to celebrate the beauty of the body under a microscope.

Free

Incredible You

Bilborough Library Bracebridge Drive, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Take part in producing work for an exhibition of Incredible You - a colouring book developed by scientist-artist Dr Lizzie Burns to celebrate the beauty of the body under a microscope.

Free

The Coral Garden

St Ann's Valley Library St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

An interactive art installation that connects with visitors and responds to their touch and movement creating tactile playful experiences through digital sensing technologies.

Free

Science Fun Day (St Ann’s)

St Ann's Valley Library St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

How do plants grow? What does an animal skeleton look like? What does a slinky sound like? Find out the answers to these questions and many, many more with lots of hands-on activities in your local library!

Free

How the Borks Became – An Adventure in Evolution

Bulwell Library Bulwell Riverside Centre, Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join author Jonathan Emmett for an entertaining blend of science and storytelling and discover how the Borks evolved from blue, smooth-furred and short to yellow, shaggy-furred and tall. For children aged 5 -9 and accompanying adults. Tickets are free but booking is essential. Accessibility Bulwell Riverside Library has an accessible level entrance with automatic doors and […]

Free

Science Fun Day (Kirkby-in-Ashfield)

Kirkby in Ashfield Library Ashfield Precinct, Kirkby in Ashfield

How do virtual reality games work? What would it be like to live on Mars? How does sound travel to our ears? Find out the answers to these questions and many more with hands-on activities in your local library!

Free

Makey Makey Music (Southglade)

Southglade Park Library Southglade Road, Bestwood, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Become a composer of your own fruit and vegetable orchestra! Explore how to make music and instruments out of fruit, veg and recycled stuff in this fun family digital session at Southglade Park Library. There is no charge for this workshop but please book to avoid disappointment! Accessibility Southglade Park Library has an accessible entrance with automatic […]

Free

Space Rover Lego Workshop (Strelley)

Strelley Library Strelley Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Build and programme your own prototype space rover ideal for exploring distant planets in this hands-on workshop! The workshop will use Lego WeDo 2.0 software. No charge for workshop but please book to avoid disappointment!   Accessibility The library has an accessible ramped entrance with automatic doors and is all ground level.       […]

Free

National Videogame Musuem @ FOSAC

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Recently, The National Videogame Museum bought a space ship. The problem, is, it doesn’t have any controls. Join this fun workshop and help us build a way to LAND THIS SPACESHIP!

£8

Theramin Workshop

Theatre Royal Theatre Square, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Find out about how the electronic music you hear today was first started more than a century ago. It’s also your chance to get hands-on – or rather hands-off – with the Theremin – the world’s first commercial electronic instrument which you play without touch and which celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2020.

Free

Totally Wired!

Theatre Royal Theatre Square, Nottingham, United Kingdom

What happens when eccentricity meets electricity? What connects the invention of the lightbulb to the Berlin techno scene? Hypnotique – Britain’s third-best Theremin player – returns to the Theatre Royal to explore the weird and wonderful story of electronic music – past, present and future.

£11.50

Science in the News – The Future of Energy

Rough Trade Nottingham 5 Broad St, Nottingham

Discover more about the future of energy from the scientists leading the way in energy research right here in Nottingham!

Free

Incredible You

Bilborough Library Bracebridge Drive, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Take part in producing work for an exhibition of Invisible You - a colouring book developed by scientist-artist Dr Lizzie Burns to celebrate the beauty of the body under a microscope.

Free

The Coral Garden

St Ann's Valley Library St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

An interactive art installation that connects with visitors and responds to their touch and movement creating tactile playful experiences through digital sensing technologies.

Free

Makey Makey Music (Hyson Green)

Hyson Green Library Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Explore how to make music and instruments out of fruit, veg and recycled stuff in this fun family digital session at Hyson Green Library.

Free

Build A Cardboard City

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Calling all budding engineers! Using boxes, tape and recycled materials, design and create your own city of the future. Led by Associate Artist Sian Watson.

£8

Science Fun Day (Aspley)

Aspley Library Nuthall Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

How can we make plastic from sugar? What does the DNA of a strawberry look like? What can we build from lego? Find out the answers to these questions and many more through lots of hands-on activities in your local library! Accessibility Aspley Library has an accessible ramped entrance with manual doors and is all […]

Free

Science Fun Day at Rushcliffe Arena

Rushcliffe Arena Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, United Kingdom

What does our galaxy look like? What sound does a spring make? What are the different constellations in our night sky? Find out the answers to these questions and many more with hands-on activities in your local leisure centre!

Free

Flight by Darkfield

Outside D H Lawrence Pavillion, Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound and sensory effects to put each audience member at the centre of intense evolving narratives. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely. We are not responsible for your final destination.

£8

Space Rover Lego Workshop (Wollaton)

Wollaton Library Bramcote Lane, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Build and programme your own prototype space rover ideal for exploring distant planets in this hands-on workshop! The workshop will use Lego WeDo 2.0 software. No charge for workshop but please book to avoid disappointment!   Accessibility The library has an accessible ramped entrance with manual doors and is all ground level.       […]

Free

Camp Querdy

Nonsuch Studios 92 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham

Camp Querdy is an evening of comedy, sequins and prizes, featuring some of the finest and funniest clever-clogs that the rainbow has to offer.

£6

Incredible You

Radford - Lenton Library Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Take part in producing work for an exhibition of Incredible You - a colouring book developed by scientist-artist Dr Lizzie Burns to celebrate the beauty of the body under a microscope.

Free

Flight by Darkfield

Outside D H Lawrence Pavillion, Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound and sensory effects to put each audience member at the centre of intense evolving narratives. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely. We are not responsible for your final destination.

£8

The Coral Garden

St Ann's Valley Library St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

An interactive art installation that connects with visitors and responds to their touch and movement creating tactile playful experiences through digital sensing technologies.

Free

Learn to Sew with Conductive Thread and Circuits

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Learn to combine the world of textiles with electronic components to create soft and flexible circuits. Stitch with conductive thread and integrate a felt landscape with LED lights. Basic hand sewing experience is recommended but not required. The event will take place in the Performing Arts Studio. Accessibility There is designated disabled car parking across […]

£8

Science Fun Day (Hyson Green)

Hyson Green Library Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, United Kingdom

How can we use computer games to train horses? How does electricity conduct around our bodies? What do germs look like on our hands? Find out the answers to these questions and many more with hands-on activities at your local library! Accessibility Hyson Green Library has an accessible ramped entrance with automatic doors and is […]

Free

Young Physicist for a Day

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Become a young physicist for the day. Cover topics from the world of physics, including: energy, forces, gravity, teleportation, wormholes, quantum physics to name a few – this session will be full of discussions, maths, demonstrations and experiments.

£5

Makey Makey Music (Dales)

Dales Centre Library 206 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Become a composer of your own fruit and vegetable orchestra! Explore how to make music and instruments out of fruit, veg and recycled stuff in this fun family digital session at Dales Centre Library. There is no charge for this workshop but please book to avoid disappointment! Accessibility Dales Centre has an accessible ramped entrance with automatic […]

Free

Space Rover Lego Workshop (Meadows)

Meadows Library Wilford Grove, Meadows, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Build and programme your own prototype space rover ideal for exploring distant planets in this hands-on workshop! The workshop will use Lego WeDo 2.0 software. No charge for workshop but please book to avoid disappointment! Accessibility The library has an accessible ramped entrance with automatic doors and is all ground level.         […]

Free

Talk: Rudolf Steiner, Scientific Farmer or Self Deluded Magician

Green's Windmill & Science Centre Windmill Lane, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Is Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic system of agriculture the best way to farm cereals ecologically, or is it magic, alchemy, geomancy; and pseudoscience imposed on sensible, organic farming?

Free

Flight by Darkfield

Outside D H Lawrence Pavillion, Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound and sensory effects to put each audience member at the centre of intense evolving narratives. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely. We are not responsible for your final destination.

£8

Flight by Darkfield

Outside D H Lawrence Pavillion, Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound and sensory effects to put each audience member at the centre of intense evolving narratives. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely. We are not responsible for your final destination.

£8

Flight by Darkfield

Outside D H Lawrence Pavillion, Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound and sensory effects to put each audience member at the centre of intense evolving narratives. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely. We are not responsible for your final destination.

£8

Curiosity Garden

Fircroft Community Garden Fircroft Avenue, Bilborough, Nottingham

Fircroft Community Garden will be open for you to enjoy some food, get creative and explore the wonder of nature!

Free

Flight by Darkfield

Outside D H Lawrence Pavillion, Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound and sensory effects to put each audience member at the centre of intense evolving narratives. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely. We are not responsible for your final destination.

£8

Hidden World of Algae

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Hidden World of Algae is an open-air exhibition around Highfields Park showcasing the beauty and global importance of algae, the practical applications of microscopic photography, and algae-based research within the University of Nottingham.

Free

Daily Brain Tricks Live 1

Zoom

Join University of Nottingham Psychology students for quick mind bending tricks that demonstrate how our brains work!

Free

Wollaton Watch Episode 1

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Wollaton Watch is a series of five episodes exploring nature and wildlife in Nottinghamshire. Join us live from Wollaton Hall each day to learn about different habitats and environments in our county, hear from volunteers, young people and researchers who are taking action to protect nature, and get involved yourself in our activities and challenges. 

Free

Wollaton Watch Episode 2

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Wollaton Watch is a series of five episodes exploring nature and wildlife in Nottinghamshire. Join us live from Wollaton Hall each day to learn about different habitats and environments in our county, hear from volunteers, young people and researchers who are taking action to protect nature, and get involved yourself in our activities and challenges.

Free

Wollaton Watch Episode 3

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Wollaton Watch is a series of five episodes exploring nature and wildlife in Nottinghamshire. Join us live from Wollaton Hall each day to learn about different habitats and environments in our county, hear from volunteers, young people and researchers who are taking action to protect nature, and get involved yourself in our activities and challenges.

Free

Why do cats eat fish?

Zoom

Join researchers from University of Nottingham explore animal nutrition.

Free

Wollaton Watch Episode 4

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Wollaton Watch is a series of five episodes exploring nature and wildlife in Nottinghamshire. Join us live each day to learn about different habitats and environments in our county, hear from volunteers, young people and researchers who are taking action to protect nature, and get involved yourself in our activities and challenges.

Free

Ask A Scientist – University of Nottingham, Engineering

YouTube

Join us each day to hear from different scientists about their jobs, their careers and what being 'a scientist' means to them. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask your own questions!

Free

Daily Brain Tricks 2

Zoom

Join University of Nottingham Psychology students for quick mind bending tricks that demonstrate how our brains work!

Free

Wollaton Watch Episode 5

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Wollaton Watch is a series of five episodes exploring nature and wildlife in Nottinghamshire. Join us live each day to learn about different habitats and environments in our county, hear from volunteers, young people and researchers who are taking action to protect nature, and get involved yourself in our activities and challenges.

Free

Science Storytime with Stacey

Facebook

Join Stacey from Nottingham City Libraries for a special science picture book reading.

Free

The Science of Beatboxing

Zoom

Join us for a very special Hockley Hustle x Festival of Science and Curiosity workshop!

Free

Sherwood Observatory Virtual Open Event

Sherwood Observatory YouTube

Sherwood Observatory, home to Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society warmly invites you to join us on a journey of exploration of astronomical proportions suitable for all ages!

Free

Science Busking Make Along

Zoom

Join the Ignite! team to make some of their infamous science busking tricks with objects you can find at home.

Free

Mission to Mars Challenge Workshop 1

Zoom

Your challenge should you choose to accept it is to research and design your own habitat to help you survive on Mars.

Free

Daily Brain Tricks 3

Zoom

Join University of Nottingham Psychology students for quick mind bending tricks that demonstrate how our brains work!

Free

Build A Virus

Zoom

Join pharmacists from the University of Nottingham for a virtual workshop building our own viruses!

Free

Science Busking Make Along

Zoom

Join the Ignite! team to make some of their infamous science busking tricks with objects you can find at home.

Free

Build A Worm

Zoom

Join pharmacists from the University of Nottingham for a virtual workshop building our own parasitical worms!

Free

What does the research say? Sustainability

Zoom

Join researchers from Nottingham Trent University, local businesses and Nottingham City Council explore developments in sustainability research.

Free

Science Busking Make Along

Zoom

Join the Ignite! team to make some of their infamous science busking tricks with objects you can find at home.

DNA Bracelet Make Along

Zoom

Join Dr Mattéa Finelli and other scientists from the University of Nottingham to create a DNA bracelet, learn about genes and ask questions!

Free

Mission to Mars Challenge Workshop 2

Zoom

Your challenge should you choose to accept it is to research and design your own habitat to help you survive on Mars.

Free

Plant Along

Zoom

Join plant scientist Dr Sina Fischer from the University of Nottingham as we conduct our own plant science experiment.

Free

Diversity in STEM Panel Event

Zoom

In this panel event we will explore how we in Nottingham can dismantle racist structures for the benefit of STEM and our communities.

Free

Inspired By Skate Spots Film Premiere

Facebook

Join us on Facebook for the premiere of the film of the project by Georgi Scurfield at 7pm on Wednesday 17 Feb and then head over to the Skate Nottingham Instagram Page to take part in the Skateboarding Kahoot Quiz.

Free

Teacher CPD – Science Capital with Jane Banham

Zoom

Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is working with Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire SLP to run 3 CPD sessions about curiosity-led learning for teachers.

Free

The Curiosity Show Episode 1

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join us LIVE for a fun-filled show, complete with demonstrations and join-in-at-home activities.

Free

Space Race Toys Exhibition

Mansfield Museum Leeming Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Travel back in time and explore toys and games produced during the ‘Space Race’ of the 1950s and 60s.

Free

The Curiosity Show Episode 2

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join us LIVE for a fun-filled show, complete with demonstrations and join-in-at-home activities.

Free

The Curiosity Show Episode 3

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join us LIVE for a fun-filled show, complete with demonstrations and join-in-at-home activities.

Free

ANOTHER PLANET: an audio adventure

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Broadway’s Near Now presents ANOTHER PLANET by The Gramophones Theatre Company, an audio adventure for an adult and child (7+) to experience together.
Ever wondered what it would be like to travel through space? We need the bravest galactic explorers for a mission to investigate ANOTHER PLANET and find out if humans could survive there.

Free

The Curiosity Show Episode 4

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join us LIVE for a fun-filled show, complete with demonstrations and join-in-at-home activities.

Free

Mood Pinball

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Broadway's Near Now presents MOOD PINBALL, a playable digital artwork by Ben Neal, Edie Jo Murray and Harmeet Chagger-Khan. Located in Broadway's main entrance foyer.

The Curiosity Show Episode 5

Notts TV Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join us LIVE for a fun-filled show, complete with demonstrations and join-in-at-home activities.

Free

Neurons at Work workshops

Wollaton Library Bramcote Lane, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join us on a journey of discovery to find out what the Brain looks like and does inside your head, to how it might trick you all day, everyday.

Free

Make your own rocketcar and launch it

Mansfield Central Library Four Seasons Centre, W Gate, Mansfield

Join this rocket building workshop. Your Mission: Build your own rocketcar and blast off!

Free

Strawberry DNA Extraction Workshops

Meadows Library Wilford Grove, Meadows, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Synthetic biologists from the University of Nottingham will guide you through a simple recipe to isolate a clump of pure DNA visible to the naked eye.

Free

Discover Microbes

Mansfield Museum Leeming Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Drop in to Mansfield Museum to explore the wonderful world of microbes!

Free

The Garden of Just Because Workshops at Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall Wollaton Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

An interactive installation inspired by the micro view of a garden and the invisible world underneath the soil. It is a place where fairy rings and science meet. Join artist Roma Patel for a workshop exploring the installation and creating your very own clay fungi sculptures to take away.

Free

Titus Symposium

Wollaton Hall Wollaton Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Let's talk: explore the age of dinosaurs with speakers and scientist displays about living species that were around millions of years ago.

Sherwood Observatory Public Open Evening

Sherwood Observatory Coxmoor Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society welcome you to a Public Open Evening at Sherwood Observatory.

£2 – £6

The Garden of Just Because Workshops at Broadway

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

An interactive installation inspired by the micro view of a garden and the invisible world underneath the soil. It is a place where fairy rings and science meet. Join artist Roma Patel for a workshop exploring the installation and creating your very own clay fungi sculptures to take away.

Free

Make your own rocket and launch it

Retford Library Churchgate, Retford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join this rocket building workshop. Your Mission: Build your own rocket and blast off!

Free

Make a Virus Workshop

Clifton Library Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Viruses can be sweet! Join this workshop and build your own virus.

Free

One Tenth Human present: Curious Investigators

Mansfield Central Library Four Seasons Centre, W Gate, Mansfield

Join us for a cracking adventure with Curious Investigators: a highly visual show for 3-7 year olds and their grown-ups.

£3 – £6

Make your own rocketcar and launch it

Newark Library Beaumond Gardens, Baldertongate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join this rocket building workshop. Your Mission: Build your own rocketcar and blast off!

Free

Make your own rocket and launch it

Bulwell Library Bulwell Riverside Centre, Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join this rocket building workshop. Your Mission: Build your own rocket and blast off!

Free

Create a Lava Lamp

Mansfield Museum Leeming Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Drop-in on this workshop using household materials to make your own lava lamp. No need to book!

Free

The Art of Activism

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Explore how The Eye As Witness exhibition inspires us to look at how past campaigns have used art and design to communicate messages to the public and use a variety of techniques including drawing, collage, and paint to create your own campaign designs.

£8

Make your own rocketcar and launch it

Arnold Library 161 Front Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join this rocket building workshop. Your Mission: Build your own rocketcar and blast off!

Free

Make your own rocket and launch it

Kirkby in Ashfield Library Ashfield Precinct, Kirkby in Ashfield

Join this rocket building workshop. Your Mission: Build your own rocketcar and blast off!

Free

Get Hands-on with Quotient Sciences

Hyson Green Library Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join scientists from local company Quotient Sciences for some hands-on activities exploring the world of drug discovery.

Free

3D Antibody Challenge Workshop

Hyson Green Library Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Investigate the 3D world of COVID-19 tests and discover how lateral flow tests work. Become a scientist by taking on our protein structure design challenge using our specialist molecular modelling kits.

Free

One Tenth Human present: Curious Investigators

West Bridgford Library Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join us for a cracking adventure with Curious Investigators: a highly visual show for 3-7 year olds and their grown-ups.

£3 – £6

Make your own rocket and launch it

Bilborough Library Bracebridge Drive, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join this rocket building workshop. Your Mission: Build your own rocket and blast off!

Free

Art/Science Workshop

Bean Block Unit 24 St Marks Lane, Place, Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join this art/science workshop with local artist Elaine Winter.

Free

Tinkering with Scribble Bots

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Create your own scribble bot using recycled materials such as cardboard, pens, battery packs and motors to build your own robot that will dance and draw.

£8

Build your own app workshop

Bulwell Library Bulwell Riverside Centre, Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Create your own app in this 'No Code' software development workshop.

Free

Create a Spinning Top

Mansfield Museum Leeming Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Drop-in on this workshop exploring how size and design affects movement. No need to book!

Free

Make your own rocket and launch it

Worksop Library Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join this rocket building workshop. Your Mission: Build your own rocket and blast off!

Free

Make your own rocket and launch it

St Ann's Valley Library St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join this rocket building workshop. Your Mission: Build your own rocket and blast off!

Free

Get hands-on with Sygnature Discovery Workshops

St Ann's Valley Library St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join scientists from local company Sygnature Discovery for some hands-on activities exploring the world of bioscience.

Free

Mindbenders workshops

Aspley Library Nuthall Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Come and play in our amazing psychology funfair and discover some weird and wonderful things about how your brain works, plus make your own brain hat and neuron to take home.

Free

Make a Protein

Meadows Library Wilford Grove, Meadows, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Build your own protein using plastic iron beads and take it home with you.

Free

Fractal Fun

West Bridgford Library Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Fun with Maths!

Free

The Garden of Just Because at Broadway

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

An interactive installation inspired by the micro view of a garden and the invisible world underneath the soil. It is a place where fairy rings and science meet. Book your own 45 minute slot to spend time in the installation with little ones.

Pointy Domes

West Bridgford Library Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Fun with Maths!

Free

Cardboard World

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join us in creating a world where everyone is welcome. You have the power – what should be in it? How will it help everyone belong? Bring your creative ideas, create an amazing space and then take your good ideas home with you to put into action!

Free

One Tenth Human present: Curious Investigators

Beeston Library Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join us for a cracking adventure with Curious Investigators: a highly visual show for 3-7 year olds and their grown-ups.

£3 – £6

One Tenth Human present: Curious Investigators

Worksop Library Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join us for a cracking adventure with Curious Investigators: a highly visual show for 3-7 year olds and their grown-ups.

£3 – £6

The Pebble Spotters Talk by Clive Mitchell

Strelley Library Strelley Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Clive Mitchell, geologist with the British Geological Survey, and author of ‘The Pebble Spotter’s Guide’, will take you on a stroll along a beach, picking out some pebbles and help identify what they are and how to collect them.

Free

Wildlife in the City On Tour

Valley Road Watermeadow Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust City Local Group explore the ‘old’ and ‘new’ sections of this nature reserve.

Free

Morgan and West present Unbelievable Science

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology - a brilliant show for the whole family!

£8.50 – £10

Imagining a DIY Skatepark

Nottingham Central Library 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Join Skate Nottingham to learn about the design & construction of skateparks, and create your own design for a DIY skatepark for an empty space in Colwick!

Free

ALLSORTS of SCIENCE at Oasis Community Centre

Oasis Community Centre 2a Longfellow Drive, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

The Science of Liquorice and Sweet things - OASIS Children's Science Celebration night for 5 to 11 year olds.

Free

Entangled Enigmas Workshop at Bilsthorpe Library

Bilsthorpe Library 1 The Crescent, Bilsthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Prepare for an extraordinary mathematical journey where ropes, slime, and topology converge in this workshop. Booking essential.

Free

Science Fun Day at Nottingham Central Library

Nottingham Central Library 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Come along and join in some fun, hands-on experiments and activities in your local library. 

Free

Inflatable Planetarium at Nottingham Central Library

Nottingham Central Library 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

For families! Join students from University of Nottingham's Inflativerse for a journey into their inflatable planetarium.

Free

Apollo Legacy: How engineers landed people on the moon

Nottingham Central Library 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

This talk is the story of the lunar landing delivered by Jez Turner, an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham. This lively, family event will feature a few surprises along the way and is designed to be enjoyed by adults and children together.

Free

Secret Science Show at Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall Wollaton Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Free entry to the Natural History Museum plus science-themed demonstrations in the Great Hall and talks in the Education spaces.

Free

Sensing The Brain at Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall Wollaton Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Come down to Wollaton Hall for this interactive installation from University of Nottingham scientists using quantum centres to detect electrical activity in the brain.

Free

Science Activities at the Lenton Centre

Lenton Centre Willoughby Street, Lenton, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Come along and join in some fun, hands-on science activities at The Lenton Centre. Booking essential.

Free

Lego Club at Bustler

Bustler Nottingham Avenue E, Sneinton Market, Freckingham Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Pop in and let your imagination soar with this Science and Curiosity theme Lego building workshop that has been designed for the entire family.

Free

Kyle D Evans: The Big Maths Gameshow at Broadway Cinema

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

An hour-long interactive performance for kids aged 7+ and their families, using humour and competitive games to communicate advanced but accessible mathematical ideas. 

£5

Entangled Enigmas Workshop at Harworth & Bircotes Library

Harworth & Bircotes Library Scrooby Road, Bircotes, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Prepare for an extraordinary mathematical journey where ropes, slime, and topology converge in this workshop. Booking essential.

Free

Science Fun Day at Clifton Library

Clifton Library Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Come along and join in some fun, hands-on experiments and activities in your local library. 

Free

Maker {Futures} at Bassetlaw Museum

Bassetlaw Museum Amcott House 40 Grove Street, Retford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join the Maker{Futures} team to create, tinker, test and get hands-on with playful activities that explore electricity, power and energy.

Free

Inflatable Planerarium Shows at Mansfield Central Library

Mansfield Central Library Four Seasons Centre, W Gate, Mansfield

Join researchers from Nottingham Trent University’s Observatory for a journey into their inflatable digital planetarium. Booking essential.

Free

Science Fun Day at Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Come along and join in some fun, hands-on experiments and activities in the Minster!

Free

Colourful Chemistry: Into A World of Surprises at Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Dive into hands-on experiments using everyday household items to unravel the secrets of pH, states of matter, density and much more, making fundamental chemistry concepts come alive in a vibrant, practical way. Booking essential.

Free

The Mindreader vs The Machine at Broadway Cinema

Broadway 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

During this performance, fMRI technology will be pitted against a mind reader - the ultimate matchup between science and magic! Which will succeed in reading the mind of our willing audience live on stage? Come along for a unique experience mixing magic, mentalism and fMRI research - and maybe have your mind read!

£5

Science Hour on Takeover Radio 106.9

Takeover Radio 106.9 FM

An hour of music and fun facts produced by and for young people on subjects as varied as radiation, ageing, new scientific discoveries and biotensegrity (most of us have had to look it up too, but it's about how our bodies work!).

Free

Science Fun Day at Hyson Green Library

Hyson Green Library Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Come along and join in some fun, hands-on experiments and activities in your local library. 

Free

Veolia Recycling and Crafts at Bassetlaw Museum

Bassetlaw Museum Amcott House 40 Grove Street, Retford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

What happens to our waste? Find out about the science of recycling and find out what you can upcycle from things that we throw away every day!

Free

Bird Box Making at Mansfield Museum

Mansfield Museum Leeming Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join us for this fun family workshop to build your own wooden bird box to decorate and take home. Sessions at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm. Advanced booking is essential - £7.50 per child, adult goes free. Book tickets

£7.50

Science Fun Day at The Bridge Skills Hub

The Bridge Skills Hub The Bridge Skills Hub, Bridge Place, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Come on down to the Bridge Skills Hub where there will be a range of hands-on experiments and activities delivered by local employers and training providers.

Free

Inflatable Planetarium Shows at The Bridge Skills Hub

The Bridge Skills Hub The Bridge Skills Hub, Bridge Place, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Crawl into the darkened ExplorerDome and discover the worlds that glitter in our night sky. Booking essential.

Free

Science Busking Workshop at Langold Library

Langold Library Doncaster Road, Langold, Nottinghamshire

Come and have a go with some weird and wacky science experiments made from household objects that make you go ‘oooh!’. Booking essential.

Free

Science Hour on Takeover Radio 106.9

Takeover Radio 106.9 FM

An hour of music and fun facts produced by and for young people on subjects as varied as radiation, ageing, new scientific discoveries and biotensegrity (most of us have had to look it up too, but it's about how our bodies work!).

Free

Science Fun Day at Strelley Road Library

Strelley Library Strelley Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Come along and join in some fun, hands-on experiments and activities in your local library.

Trelleborg Workshops at Bassetlaw Museum

Bassetlaw Museum Amcott House 40 Grove Street, Retford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Come and join the staff from Trelleborg, an international polymer company, where you’ll get hands-on with creative engineering activities.

Free

Wind Turbine Workshops at the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum

DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum 8a Victoria Street, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Build your own wind turbine to power a light or raise a lift in this workshop exploring the future of energy. Booking essential.

Free

Colourful Chemistry: Into A World of Surprises at Arnold Library

Arnold Library 161 Front Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Dive into hands-on experiments using everyday household items to unravel the secrets of pH, states of matter, density and much more, making fundamental chemistry concepts come alive in a vibrant, practical way. Booking essential.

Free

Words without Sounds: Creative Solutions from Creative Minds at Footprints

Footprints Conducive Education Centre Iona School, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Using their creativity and innovation learners will consider the real-world problem of non-verbal communication as they design a product or solution of the future.

Free

Egg Drop Challenge at Bennerley Viaduct

Bennerley Viaduct Awsworth Rd, Ilkeston, United Kingdom

Bennerley Viaduct stands 20 metres above the beautiful Erewash Valley. But would an egg survive the drop? Only one way to find out! Booking essential.

Free

The Wonderful World of Paper at Toton Library

Toton Library Stapleford Lane, Toton, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join University of Nottingham scientist and researcher Dr Pearl Agyakwa to explore the wonderful world of paper through creative activities. Booking essential.

Free

Puzzles and Games at Woodthorpe Library

Woodthorpe Library 5 Wensley Rd, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join Maths Blast for an unforgettable journey where tangrams, Rubik's cubes, escapology puzzles, board games, and dissection puzzles converge to create an experience that will challenge and captivate all ages. Booking essential.

Free

Science Hour on Takeover Radio 106.9

Takeover Radio 106.9 FM

An hour of music and fun facts produced by and for young people on subjects as varied as radiation, ageing, new scientific discoveries and biotensegrity (most of us have had to look it up too, but it's about how our bodies work!).

Free

The Chemistry of the Paintbox at Lakeside Arts

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Learn about where art materials come from, the chemical compounds they contain, and how artists’ materials have changed over time with industrial and technological advances. Booking essential.

£8

Marble Maths Workshop at Mansfield Woodhouse Library

Mansfield Woodhouse Library 8 Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

In "Marble Maths," children will step into the realm of equations, variables, and problem-solving through the innovative use of scales and marbles. Booking essential.

Free