Fiesta - mini outdoor children's festival

Dates: 8th July to 3rd September 2023 Weekends and school holidays
Location: Science Centre
Duration: Throughout the day
Tickets: Free with general admission

Let’s get the summer started with a bang – literally – with Fiesta, an exciting mini children’s festival of curiosity!

As well as all the usual Science Centre fun, there's lots more to excite the whole family - all inlcuded with general admission. 

What’s included with your Fiesta festival ticket:

  • Storytelling tent
  • Wonderseekers mini stage – Inspirers’ show and tell
  • Music Makers tent
  • Star mini stage – childrens' performance mini stage
  • Free live science show, Boom, bang, fizz – the science of fireworks
  • Two floors of exciting hands-on exhibits
  • Huge demos in Science Live
  • Nature adventures in Bio:Space

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Welcome to Fiesta, an exciting mini children’s festival of curiosity. Free with general admission this summer! As well as all the usual Science Centre indoor fun, join us as we adventure outside. Enjoy festival tents, mini stages and live science all set against the stunning backdrop of the South Downs National Park.

Settle-in for a nature-themed story-time with the Inspirers in the Storytelling tent. Discover the world around us through beautiful tales and fun role play. And why not join us for some show-and-tell on the Wonderseekers mini-stage. What will you discover in The Curiosity Cupboard? Outside in the shadow of the Planetarium families can take part in the Music Makers tent. Build a sound maker before heading to the Star mini-stage to put on a performance for your friends and family.

And there’s lots going on inside as well! Discover the science behind the ooh’s, aah’s and wow’s of a firework display in Boom, Bang, Fizz – the science of fireworks. Fun experiments and dazzling demos will bring this explosive topic to life in an exciting 20-minute live show.

Take a break in the Planetarium for the return of the ultimate family summer journey, Solar System Adventure, a live presenter-led show. Or be wowed by the colourful visuals of We Are Stars, a subtitled film show that will take families through time and space.

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.