Headline Events Our headline exhibition Robots explores mankind’s 500-year quest to create itself in robotic form, and asks where technology might take us next. Our special Tomorrow’s World Live event asks what the march of the machines will mean for life as we know it. And finally, get an amazing spider’s eye view of the historic 1830 Warehouse with Tape, an immersive experience that takes you inside an enormous arachnid’s lair.
Robots Events Robots are coming... in fact, they are already here! Robots have taken over this year's festival with a whole range of events for adults and families, including this year's headline exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Fun For All Ages Get up close to a T-Rex, play with new robot pals, have an afternoon rave, gear up for some experimental gaming, sing a science song or have a go at some hip-hop experimentation –there’s more fun than a laboratory full of specially-engineered funbots to be had. For children, teens and the young at heart.
Art Meets Science Get ready for experiences that are not only thought-provoking – but beautiful. From the music of maths to mind-bending gameworlds, biological balladry and gorgeous live performances inspired by climate change and migration, prepare for a new slant on science.
Science on Screen Settle down with the popcorn for a selection of silver screen specials. From alien hunting to a long lost cache of secret films, classic sci-fi and groundbreaking dance, there’s something for everyone.
Science After Dark When the sun dips down, the science springs up. You can expect grown-up scientific fun, covering everything from special underground experiences to refreshingly kid-free playgrounds.
Make, Do and Hack Feeling inventive? Then get ready to make everything from pirate radios to vegan leather. Enjoy a huge celebration of technologists and makers, immersive and interactive games as well as a giant hackathon where you can pit yourself against a series of fiendish challenges.
Platform for Investigation Meet the people carrying out some of the most cutting-edge science in the country, with our Platform for Investigation (Pi) Powered by Siemens. The Pi features live experiments and fun science discoveries, offering the chance to get involved through computer games, treasure hunts and even digging up skeletons.