Pocket Science Funfair

Sat 17 & Sun 18 Feb

The Pocket Science Funfair is a travelling roadshow full of hands-on activities for kids. Each stall offers a puzzle or a challenge, with a little bit of science thrown in. You’ll play funfair games, solve optical illusions and construct Rube Goldberg machines. Parents are encouraged to join in, and our team will be on hand to help explain the facts behind the fun.

NOTE: Tickets on sale at the door all day (but allow an hour for your visit)

Drop in: 10.00am – 4.00pm. Suitable for ages 7+.

This is a drop-in event, feel free to come along at any time, 10am-4pm. (but allow an hour for your visit)
Online, or on the door (cash only) £5 per child. (under- 7s free. No unaccompanied children).

Climate Science for Kids

Sat 10 Feb

A family-friendly day of activities that answers some of the main questions about climate change. Our team of explainers will be running stalls using games, props and puzzles to explain the science behind the processes that are warming our planet. We’ll also delve into the psychology of how we got here while offering tips on what can we do to make a difference. But first, you need to understand the science…

Drop in: 10.00am – 4.00pm. Suitable for all ages.
£5 per child (adults and under 7s accompanying the child go free).

Kitchen Cupboard Chemistry

Sun 11 Feb

Discover the secrets of the everyday chemicals in your kitchen. Make glue from skimmed milk! Release oxygen from washing powder, carbon dioxide from cake mixture and hydrogen from lemon juice and find out how to identify these gases. These hands-on science sessions are presented by Terry Page from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Sessions: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm. Suitable for ages 7-12.
£5 per child (adults and under 7s accompanying the child go free).

Fizz Pop Science: Airmazing

Mon 12 Feb

Explore the wonderful world of air in this fun-filled, interactive workshop from Fizz Pop Science. Investigate how air makes things move with levitating balls! Shoot our super air rocket! Create giant smoke circles! Build a spinning copter!

Sessions: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm. Suitable for ages 7-12.
£8 per child (adults and under 7s accompanying the child go free).

Coding with Minecraft at the i360

Mon 12 & Tues 13 Feb

Genius Brighton are back at the iconic i360 on the seafront for their popular electronics and coding with Minecraft workshops. You’ll learn how to connect LEDs, buzzers and switches to a Raspberry Pi computer, and program them using Python. Then you’ll learn how to control Minecraft using Python, finally adding some real-world devices to our Minecraft code. The focus is on ‘play’ and hopefully you’ll will come up with some interesting ways to combine the various devices.

Sessions: 9.30am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm. Suitable for ages 9+. £25 per child.

Astronomical Fun

Tues 13 Feb

Strap in for some Astronomical Fun with Richard and Julie at this science workshop for kids. We’ll play games with gravity, explain how asteroids form and make meteors. Then we’ll drop them on the surface of an ‘asteroid’ and recreate the craters we see all over the Moon, and make colourful cellophane Sun-catchers.

Sessions: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm. Suitable for ages 7+.
£5 per child (adults and under 7s accompanying the child go free).

Science Magic...Magic Science

Weds 14 Feb

Featuring strange and wonderful noises, levitating objects, flash bangs, big sparks and the occasional funny smell, this show will make you gasp, gape, wonder and laugh. It is performed and presented by science showman Ian B Dunne, with the help of his robots Hugi, Tibbles and Ani. This is Science Magic, it has mystery, suspense and laughs. From Infants to Infinity, suitable for all. Prepare to be amazed.

Shows: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm.
£5 per person (children must be accompanied by adults).

Why the World is Wonky

Thurs 15 Feb

Richard Robinson, author of the best selling books Why the Toast Always Lands Butter-side Down and its junior edition, Why the World is Wonky, leads you through the weirdnesses of life, showing that sometimes the actual world is truly weirder that we can imagine. This show is for everyone, young and old – we’re all victims. You will find out about yourself, have fun, and learn some interesting tricks to help you cope.

Sessions: 10.30am, 12.30pm. Suitable for ages 7+.
£5 per child (adults and under 7s accompanying the child go free).

Electrojunk Modelling

Fri 16 Feb

Design, create and build your own imaginary creature in its own little home! Out of the Box Creative Arts will help you take apart broken electricals and repurpose the components to build our own miniature worlds – a junk habitat for your creature! You’ll learn how to safely use tools and techniques for ‘reverse engineering’, discover how electricals are put together, and use glue guns and spray paints to rebuild, decorate and fix them into their recycled homes. The ultimate trash to treasure project!

Session: 10.00am – 1.00pm. Suitable for ages 6-11. £15 per child.

How to Get There

All Roads Lead To Patcham

Aware of cost-of-living worries, we have dropped the cost to you by keeping it local. Most of the week’s events are taking place in the 44th Brighton Scout Hut in Patcham.  The science is the same, it just looks bigger in a scout hut.

44th Brighton Scout Hut (by the Co-op)
21 Old London Road, Patcham
Brighton, BN1 8XR

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