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Manchester Science Festival

Manchester Science Festival returns from Friday 21 – Sunday 30 October 2022 with an unmissable programme featuring world premieres, inspiring experiences and entertaining events, all aimed at exploring what makes us human and asking the question, 'What does the future hold for humanity?'

Prepare to get hands-on, with your ears and hearts open, at our brand-new headline exhibition, Turn It Up: The power of music. Discover how technological advancements continue to push the limits of music and explore the science of music's mysterious hold over us through intriguing objects, musical commissions and interactive activities and more.  

Enjoy an out-of-this-world dance experience with a new interactive installation by acclaimed choreographer Corey Baker. Throw some shapes against some spectacular backdrops filmed in space and learn more about how the human body moves under different gravity conditions. 

From family-friendly games and tinkering to after-hours adult events, there'll be something for everyone. Get hands-on with some of science's most cutting-edge developments, investigate the future of humanity and explore the role of cities like Manchester in creating the communities of tomorrow.  

The majority of the Festival's events will take place at the Science and Industry Museum, with some activities taking place across the city at the Central Library and Manchester Arndale, as well as a special collaboration with the National Trust at the Castlefield Viaduct.   

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