Events & exhibitions

The Sciencentre offers hours of interactive, science-based fun for kids of all ages (including the 'big kids'!).

There are no 'visitors' at the Sciencentre - everyone is a 'participant'. This place is a 100% hands-on experience!

From 21 January 2018, the Sciencentre will close for redevelopment to create a brand new, state of the art science engagement experience, opening again on 1 July 2018. This is being done in partnership with the Science Museum, London and is sure to be a place of inspiration and wonder.

Current Exhibitions

Perception Deception


Challenge how you make sense of your world by playing with perception, illusions and your senses in this hands-on Sciencentre exhibition.

Action Stations


Get hands-on with everyday science. Science is everywhere - at home, school, work and play. Discover what makes everyday things tick.

Body Zone


Your body - like you've never seen it before. Challenge it, move it, re-assemble it, confuse it. Collect your vital statistics. For a total hands-on, minds-on, body-on experience - jump in!

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Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • Fire and Ice Show

    10 July 2017 - 08 December 2017

    Explore states of matter with supercool liquid nitrogen and hot chemical reactions with fire.

  • Behind the Scenes Tour

    18 November 2017

    Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum’s Biodiversity and Cultures and Histories collection stores with our expert tour guides.

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