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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  • North Campus Rocks, and now... #NorthCampusRocks! As part of Be Active, we’ve set you a little challenge. The rules are below, and check out our Insta Story from 11am today to play along with our own Game Of Stones! πŸ’œ #wellbeing #Beactive #weregoingonarockhunt
  • We’re hoping to hear plenty of Eureka! moments across North Campus tomorrow. Join us from 11am for an Insta Stories takeover and the launch of #NorthCampusRocks - all will be revealed! πŸ’œ
  • We're known as a place of facts and evidence, but that doesn't mean we don't know how to have fun. At the link in bio, check out our new blog and see if you can spot our #AprilFools fib among the April facts (answers in the comments). πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©β€πŸ”§πŸ€‘ Image credit: @ennabartlett
  • 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

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