Since 2007, Manchester Science Festival has been a place for innovative, surprising and meaningful experiences, where people of all ages can ignite their curiosity in science.
Every year, we have welcomed over 130,000 visitors to events around Manchester City Centre and across Greater Manchester.
Taking a break in 2019
For the past 12 years, the Manchester Science Festival has grown in size and scope to become the largest science festival of its kind in the country. 2018 was an incredible year for the festival, with more events and partners than ever before.
Producing and curating the hundreds of events that make up the festival each year is a massive undertaking, and so we have made the decision to pause for a year to allow the team to reflect on past festivals and review how to make the most of our successes before starting work on the 2020 festival.
We have a very clear ambition to build on the success and impact of the Manchester Science Festival and we are looking forward to sharing this exciting journey with you. We hope you’ll join us in 2020 to celebrate the return of the Manchester Science Festival for its 13th year.
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The Josh Award
The Josh Award is the UK's national award in STEM communication, established to recognise and encourage talented practitioners who are in the early stages of their professional career, to pursue innovation and creativity in science communication and engagement.
Supporters and sponsors
Information about our supporters, sponsors and everyone else who has helped make Manchester Science Festival a success each year.
Festival blog posts
Take a peek behind the scenes at Manchester Science Festival on our blog, covering everything from cyborgs to Sellotape, from brewing beer to beat boxing.