Microdot at Alderley Park

Part of our Families guide

Debbie Cowley, Families Editor
A picture of the planet earth from space - promoting Microdot
Image courtesy of Alderley Park

Microdot at Alderley Park, Alderley Edge, 15 February 2020, free entry - Visit now

The curators behind the award-winning Bluedot Festival bring you Microdot – a free, one day event, to ignite the curiosity of your budding young scientists and tech buffs.

Alderley Park is a state of the art business park, near Alderley Edge in Cheshire. As part of the launch of their new Glasshouse venue they’re hosting a day of family friendly activities co-curated by the Bluedot Festival team.

Measuring seven metres in diameter and floating above your head, GAIA – the huge Earth installation by artist Luke Jerram – will be the centrepiece of the day. Gaia has been created using highly detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface and is an awe inspiring installation.

Installation of planet Earth at Microdot

There’s a huge variety of other activities taking place throughout the day. Families are invited to help bring tech to life with fun interactive shows such as, Who Wants to be a Superhero – linking superhero powers to scientists and engineers, and Music to Your Ears – exploring the basics of sound to more complex aspects of music, hosted by award-winning science communication company Science Made Simple.

There’ll also be an opportunity to have a go at Drone Racing, as well as a chance to explore the vast woodlands and nature at Alderley Park by joining a treasure hunt, completing various scientific themed challenges along the way.

If all this sounds a bit much, then there are early morning yoga classes, courtesy of Everybody Sport & Recreation, which will take place directly underneath the Gaia installation. Booking essential for these!

Microdot is a brilliant opportunity to join a free event that can’t fail to inspire young minds. With more than 400 acres of green space and woodland to explore, as well as a great selection of food and drink, it promises a unique and special day for the whole family.

Microdot at Alderley Park, Alderley Edge

15 February 2020 9:00 am
Free entry

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