A free, interactive festival of exploration and experiments and a great chance for kids to discover the fun behind science and engineering.

ScienceX is a festival like no other: bursting with fun, exciting activities for children, and open to all. Discover what the world of science and engineering is really about, with the help of robots, racecars, and much, much more!

intu Trafford Centre will again host this thrilling weekend, where you can get hands-on and play at being a scientist or engineer for a day. Conduct your own experiments, try out the latest amazing technology and meet the experts who help shape the world around us.

To all the young thrillseekers, space explorers, creative minds and future scientists and engineers – get inspired at ScienceX!

Conduct your own experiments

Learn to fly and land a plane

Meet friendly scientists and engineers

Get hands-on and try new things

Discover the latest technology…

Plus lots more free, fun activities

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  • Beep beep! On the day of the Greater Manchester Green Summit, we spoke to experts in batteries and electrical power systems to find out what bumps still lie in the road to electrical vehicle take-up. Head to the link in our bio for more πŸš—πŸŒ
  • North Campus is a pretty groovy place, largely because many of the buildings were designed and built in the Swinging 60s. But have you ever wondered why buildings like Renold here are named what they are? Check out the link in our bio and wonder no more! πŸ™πŸ’œ Image: @joeshervin
  • β€ͺIt’s all go here in the Great Hall, where pupils from across #Manchester have joined us for the Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge. These ingenious kids are giving new life to waste plastics in a way that could benefit young people who feel lonely - because #engineers really do make the world a better place! πŸ‘©β€πŸ”§πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”§ #GMEC19 #greatscishare
  • Missed out on ScienceX this year? You can read how it all went down here! From charging palaeontologists to bananas on escalators, once again #ScienceX proved there's more to a life of #science and #engineering than lab coats. Read all about it at the link in our bio πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ
  • Loads of smiling faces at #ScienceX today - and it definitely makes it all worthwhile. We’ve had an AMAZING weekend at @intutraffordcentre - and there’s still a few hours left to go! πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”§πŸ’œ
  • Ever wanted to role play a Triceratops? At #ScienceX, our scientists are only too happy to take on the challenging role of a T-rex in order to make your dream come true. They'll be here at the Orient in intu Trafford Centre until 6pm this evening πŸ¦–#UoM #greatscishare
  • Ever wondered how your lunch impacts the #planet (yes we know the lunch here is plastic!)? Well farming has a big environmental impact, which is why our scientists are designing more sustainable farms that are better for the future of our planet. Find our more today at #ScienceX πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ

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