Welcome to Manchester Science Festival 2018, produced by the Science and Industry Museum.
Every October, our Festival creates a place for innovative, surprising and meaningful experiences, where people of all ages can ignite their curiosity in science.
Every year we welcome over 130,000 visitors to events around Manchester City Centre and across Greater Manchester.
Listed below are all the events and activities taking place at the museum. To view the full festival programme, vist the Manchester Science Festival website.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!
Activities and workshops
Just like the experiments that sparked Mary Shelley’s imagination and resurrected Frankenstein's Monster, come and create your own Franken-frog in this fun-filled craft activity.
Shows, demonstrations and talks
Science Showdown: Electricity
What would win in a fight: a bulb or a speaker? Electrical items go to war in this power-packed show.
This special edition of our regular demonstrations will run in both English and Bengali, in honour of the many Bangladeshi mill workers who contributed significantly to Manchester’s Cottonopolis story.
Changing textiles: a closer look
Meet artist Ya-Chu Kang and find out more about her fascination with Manchester’s textile heritage and its impact on the wider world.
Book Shambles Live
Get ready for a specially commissioned live edition of acclaimed podcast Robin and Josie’s Book Shambles.
HackManchester Junior 2018
Curious about coding? Budding engineer? Join us for HackManchester Junior, the North West’s premiere coding competition for youngsters aged 8–18.