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Winter holidays

Brighten up your winter holidays at the Science and Industry Museum.

Get hands on with illuminating experiments and enjoy free activities for all ages. Make light perform tricks, create colour and spark creativity in the Light Lab.

Take a journey from the Sun all the way to Earth with The Light Fantastic, an interactive science show. Discover how light travels through our atmosphere, find out why the sky is blue, and marvel at a mesmerising display of the Northern Lights with NASA footage of the Aurora Borealis. 

See science in action in our interactive gallery, Experiment. Get creative with glow-in-the-dark art and throw some shapes to tell stories on the shadow wall.   

Meet mighty machines in the Textiles Gallery and discover world changing ideas in Revolution Manchester. Explore incredible objects from Professor Stephen Hawking's office in our highlights display. 

Special events and exhibitions

Watch the live recording of the first CHRISTMAS LECTURE from the Royal Institution on 12 December.  

Plus, add a ticket to our special exhibition Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You to discover where food goes when you eat, or play your way through 50 years of gaming with a visit to Power Up

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