Manchester Science Festival

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Silhouette of people standing in front of an exhibit at Manchester Science Festival 2018
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Manchester Science Festival at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield, 12–21 February 2021, Tickets TBC - Find Out More

Always a highlight of our cultural calendar, we’re delighted that Manchester Science Festival returns in February to explore how science, technology and communities can help in the fight against the climate crisis. Expect another action-packed programme of inspiring, entertaining and playful experiences for all ages.

The full programme hasn’t been announced yet, but we know that it’s all kicking off with the opportunity to become the Royal Photographic Society’s next Science Photographer of the Year.

In a first, the Royal Photographic Society has introduced a ‘climate change’ subcategory to its prestigious Science Photographer of the Year competition. The inclusive competition encourages photographers of all ages from across the world to capture images that show science in action. The additional category of climate change welcomes submissions that tell the global story of the climate crisis and illustrate how science, technology and engineering are addressing this urgent issue and reveal its effects on our natural world.

The shortlisted photographs will be used to create an exhibition for Manchester Science Festival, bringing together science, climate and art in a stunning showcase of images.

An incredible image of an aurora over a mountain top
©Yevhen Samuchenko

Manchester Science Festival continually returns to satisfy and provoke new curiosity in both science superfans of the present and future, as well as those just interested in the world around them and trying new things.

It’s been wonderful to see the reopening of the Science and Industry Museum alongside other museums across Manchester, but there’s something especially exciting about the return of festivals like this. We can’t wait to bring you more details of the programme when they are announced, but for now, book yourself a free ticket and go and see The Sun which is at the Science and Industry Museum until the end of November.

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Manchester Science Festival at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield

12–21 February 2021
Tickets TBC