October Half Term at the Science and Industry Museum

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Shekina Rose, Families Editor
October Half-term at the Science and Industry museum
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October Half Term at the Science and Industry Museum at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield, 23–31 October 2021, free entry - Visit now

Head to the the Science and Industry Museum this October Half Term and find worlds upon worlds of science-filled fun and discovery. Expect a a fascinating journey inside the human body, where you will learn the science behind how our bodies work through fun, immersive activities, inspired by their headline exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope. Discover more about the birth of computing, the cotton spinning machines, and much, much more, as you journey through the familiar and new exhibitions in the museum.

Each day throughout October Half Term you and your family can get involved with a variety of activities to bring the body to life. Watch a biopsy of a drinks bottle, an MRI scan on fruit and veg and even get a chance to look at a close examination of cells. You can learn more about the body at the Get Curious Events, with more interactive activities and a chance to meet people working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). You will have the chance to learn about blood and find out about careers in STEM.

Some of our most-loved favourites at the museum are back too. Watch the historic textiles machinery demonstrations which show how cotton started the Industrial Revolution. In these demonstrations you will also get a chance to see closely the cotton machines that made Manchester.

The Revolution Manchester show also returns, bringing the Mancunian ideas that changed the world to life. Visitors can continue to explore incredible exhibitions in the Experiment Gallery, a family favourite, where science is brought to life through a series of interactive activities, including lifting a mini and producing hurricanes.

For older families, there are two new exhibitions dedicated to medicine and music:

The headline exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, Innovation and Hope, where you can learn about cancer, how it’s prevented, detected and treated and its past, present and future.

Another exhibition at the Science and Industry Museum this October Half Term is Use Hearing Protection: The Early Years of Factory Records. Explore the iconic Manchester music label’s history, and how their innovative work in music, technology and design helped to create Manchester’s unique identity and voice.

There’s a great deal to do this October Half Term at the Science and Industry Museum for people of all ages.

October Half Term at the Science and Industry Museum at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield

23–31 October 2021
Free entry

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