What to expect

Welcome to ScienceX where visitors can discover what the world of science and engineering is really about.

To mark this year’s British Science Week which runs from 11-20 March, we will be launching some new and exciting online activities. Learn more with our amazing videos and curious experiments that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Come and join in with all the online fun from Monday 7th March until Monday 21st March.

Our free, in person festival will return later in 2022, bursting with fun, exciting activities for families, and open to all.

Come back to check for updates on our next events, where our friendly scientists and engineers will be ready to excite and inspire creative minds, inventors, explorers and future scientists and engineers.

What is ScienceX?

Educational, interactive and - perhaps most importantly - lots of fun, ScienceX is a unique day out for the whole family. Get hands-on with lively activities, mind-blowing experiments and discover that science is all around us.

Our real-life scientists and expert engineers showcase their fascinating research, and demonstrate the many, varied, and - often surprising - ways their work can help us all. You may have seen us before at the Trafford Centre, or Manchester’s Central Library but whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor we can’t wait to welcome you to join in the fun, and ask plenty of questions!

ScienceX is open to everyone - and we mean everyone. You can join in with our in-person events or from home, and there is something for all ages; from story-time and colouring for the youngest, to escape rooms and talks for the adults.

Let us entertain, challenge and excite you!

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