Boom & Bloom

Dates: 18th March to 17th April 2023 Weekends and school holidays
Location: Science Centre
Duration: Throughout the day
Tickets: Free with general admission

Spring into a new season of exciting science fun at Boom & Bloom!

Outside things are beginning to bloom and inside our experiments are set to go boom. As well as all the usual Science Centre fun, there’ll be even more on offer to excite all ages.

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What’s included with your Boom & Bloom ticket:

  • Two floors of exciting hands-on exhibits
  • Free live science show, Flower Power
  • Huge demos in Science Live
  • Nature adventures in Bio:Space
  • Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt with prize – only available during Boom & Bloom!
  • Boom & Bloom garden activities in Bio:Space – only available during Boom & Bloom!
  • Hands-on bubble fun demos in Science Live – only available during Boom & Bloom!

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Have you heard the buzz around pollination? Let’s head off on a pollination exploration together in our brand new free live science show, Flower Power. Watch as exciting experiments and fun demos bring to life this fascinating and vital part of nature.

Of course, it wouldn't be Easter without an egg hunt. But ours isn’t like all the others! Join us for an oviparity egg hunt. That means you’ll be looking for eggs laid by animals that hatch. Don’t worry, the hunt is a picture trail! And once you’ve found all the eggs, you’ll be in for a delicious Easter treat.

If live science has got you excited, don't miss the bubble fun in Science Live. This is your chance to get hands on and become part of the experiments. Or for a bit of natural science head over to Bio:Space to help plant the Boom & Bloom garden. Discover more about about what plants and flowers need to grow and come back in the summer to see how much has changed.

We know how to grow plants on Earth, but can we sustain life on other planets? That's the question we'll be trying to answer in the Planetarium. Zoom into the stars for a family space adventure you won’t forget in Solar System Quest, an exciting live show. Or come on an epic ride through space as we hunt for evidence of alien life in We Are Aliens, a subtitled film show.

And don’t forget all the other hands-on fun on offer! Discover more about sound, hearing and vibration on the upper floor. Climb inside a giant guitar. Explore the acoustic rocket. And even learn some British Sign Language. On the lower floor blast off on a journey through Explorer:Space. Discover more about what it’s like to live and work in space in our interactive space zone.