Manchester Science Festival Family Weekender at the Science and Industry Museum

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Manchester Science Festival Family Weekender at the Science and Industry Museum
Image courtesy of Grace Webb, Grace’s Amazing Machines.

Manchester Science Festival Family Weekender at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield, 20–22 August 2021, free entry - Visit now

Families should definitely make this fun-packed weekend at the Science and Industry Museum part of their summer activity schedule. Manchester Science Festival Family Weekender offers three days of special events, interactive workshops, screenings and activities exploring our changing climate and its impact on the future.

Three days of special events, interactive workshops, screenings and activities.

In addition to all of the usual fascinating exhibitions and experiences happening at the museum over the summer, the museum has partnered with CBeebies and CBBC to bring even more family fun, including a special version of Grace’s Amazing Machines. Find out more about some amazing green vehicles as she presents a live edition of her popular show. Spaces are free but limited so be sure to book this event in advance.

There will also be a variety of drop-in events on offer. Enjoy screenings of popular children’s shows Hey Duggee, Blue Peter and Newsround followed by hands-on activities inspired by each of the shows.

Manchester Science Festival Family Weekender
‘Get Curious’ at the Science and Industry Museum. Image courtesy of the Science Museum Group.

Learn more about recycling and reusing with the museum’s expert explainers and find out more about some of the big ideas changing our world today through demonstrations at the ‘Get Curious’ sessions.

And Manchester’s growing and sustainability group, Sow the City will also invite families to learn how eating seasonal produce could help save the planet at their market stall with a twist.

Find out more about some of the big ideas changing our world today.

Giddy kippers can work off all of that extra energy by putting their leg power to the test with Electricity North West. Hop on their special electric bike to find out how much energy is needed to power some of your favourite gadgets and learn more about the move towards renewable energy.

The best part is – all of the activities at the Manchester Science Festival Family Weekender are free – just make sure you book your tickets in advance.

Book your free museum admission tickets for the 20, 21 or 22 August to enjoy the Festival activities as part of your visit to the museum.

Manchester Science Festival Family Weekender at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield

20–22 August 2021
Free entry

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