Family Fun Weekend

Saturday 15 Feb - Sun 16 Feb
Price: Free

Family Fun Weekend
Nottingham Festival Of Science & Curiosity

The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is an event celebrating the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths for children, with interactive fun and free events across Nottingham.

We will be holding a range of free exciting science activities for a jam packed Family Fun Weekend during the 15th – 16th February.

  • Explorer Dome, an inflatable planetarium (thirty-minute shows throughout the day on Saturday 15th Feb, and as an added bonus on Monday 17th Feb.)
  • Make and launch your own rocket with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Handling sessions with real specimens from the Nottingham Natural History Museum.
  • Demonstrations on Conducting Nature and Carbon Chemistry Busking.
  • CollAge, to explore ageing and exercise with full-sized human body collages from Keith Bloody Mary and Dr Lisa Chakrabarti.

These activities will all be held in the main hall, and they are free for the whole family throughout the weekend, so no need to book ahead, just drop in and enjoy. 

All weekend, we will also be running exciting Plant Blindness Workshops, in the Camellia House, delving deeper into the world of plants through sound and movement, as part of our ongoing Plant Blindness Exhibition.

What better way to engage your inquisitive little ones in the School Holidays than through exploring plants. They'll get the opportunity to listen to the plants, capture their appearance through art and an imaginative writing session.

For the full details, please see our page on Plant Blindness Workshops.