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Pi: Killer Fungus

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017. 

Mushrooms aren’t always fun, guys. They can be deadly – and so can yeasts and moulds. Join us as we spotlight just how deadly fungal infections can be. You can also take part in “Outbreak!,” an app-based, problem-solving, role-playing game, in which players will battle a fungal pandemic. You’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal: play fungal infection computer games, explore fungal disease with 3D printed fungi and a human manikin, join in arts and crafts activities and view a time-lapse video of fungal infection spreading. Get to know the real Fungus the Bogeyman.


There’s been an outbreak of killer fungus – only you can stop it and save mankind. Gather your family and friends and pit your wits against a deadly disease in this app-based, role-playing challenge. Follow the clues around our gallery, consult with scientists and see if you can discover the cure… before it’s too late. You’ll need a smartphone to take part in the full experience and can book your place on the day at the venue.

Event Partner
WTSA Consortium Members
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Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

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Drop in any time (Outbreak bookable on the day at the venue)

Age Guidance

Families 7+

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