What’s on today

Event Details

Today, we are open from 10.30am to 5.00pm

Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive exhibits and take part in today’s Christmassy festive shows and activities.

No need to book!

Today’s shows:

11.00am   Start making sense at Christmas

Are there really only 5 senses, or are there others we never hear about? Find out more about the familiar senses, plus a few other, less familiar ones in our show.

14.30pm    Destination Space for Christmas

It takes thousands of people with a huge range of skills to send just one astronaut into space. But, Christmas doesn’t stop because you’re in space. Find out how we keep astronaut’s safe in space, and how they celebrate the festive period while floating around the space station!

Make something a little different to take home with you!

12.30pm  Christmas DNA paper chains

DNA forms the building blocks for life by pairing bases in a double helix structure. Use strips of coloured paper for the bases and pair them to make festive themed DNA sequences to decorate the centre for Christmas! Do you want to recreate the DNA sequence from a turkey, a cranberry – or a brussel sprout?

16.00pm  Step through a Christmas card!

Cut one hole in a Christmas card and step through it. Don’t think it can be done? Well, come and join us and find out if it’s possible!