An interactive festival of science, engineering, experiments, exploration and discovery.

ScienceX is a free festival of fun and exciting activities that give you the opportunity to find out what science and engineering is all about.

intu Trafford Centre will host this thrilling weekend of discovery, where you can get hands-on and be a scientist or an engineer. Conduct your own experiments, try out the latest amazing technology and meet some of the people behind the cutting edge research shaping the world around us.

To all the thrill-seekers, tech addicts, space explorers, creators and future scientists and engineers – get inspired at ScienceX.

Flight Simulator

Formula Student

Coding with robots


Power the nuclear reactor

Experience a virtual reality

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  • High above Sackville Street Building is a tucked-away secret. This white dome is the Godlee Observatory, which has been at the heart of astronomical research for a century. And it’s made from paper! Just one of @officialuom many treasures #hellouom
  • The bad news: it’s pouring with rain and blowing a gale. The good news: we have food! Grab a brolly and come over to Barnes Wallis lawn, where you can treat yourself to some tasty street food (don’t worry - we have indoor seating) #hellouom
  • Happy Welcome Week Hump Day! It’s looking fresh for our freshers down on the science and engineering campus this morning. #welcome #hellouom
  • How’s your Welcome Week going? #askme #welcome #hellouom
  • First day? Feeling a little lost? Just look out for someone wearing a purple The University of Manchester hoodie or one of these groovy badges and ask them anything - well, within reason! They’ll be only too happy to point you in the right direction. #hellouom #welcome
  • Welcome Week is finally here, so what better excuse for cake (not that we ever need an excuse)? There's loads of places to treat yourself in Manchester, but one of our favourites is Richmond Tea Rooms, just a stone's throw from our campus. #HelloUoM #welcome
  • Obviously we're biased, but you'll find some of the most beautiful buildings in the UK here in Manchester. Treat yourself to a Sunday roast at Mr Thomas's Chop House and you can enjoy the view of St Anne's Church from its beer garden. #HelloUoM #welcome

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