With 25 Exhibitors bringing to you Science, Robotics and Maths at it’s very best, there is something for everyone.  The Treasure Hunt style trail is a must for everyone and we can really showcase what an amazing place Planet Earth is!

To ensure you do not miss any part of the Festival you can drop into any of our four hosting venues and collect a card to complete when you move from venue to venue.  This card is to help you find all of our hidden planets and then will be entered into a draw for family prizes.  However, if you are wishing to have a quick visit then just head for one of the Venues to have some fun and increase your knowledge.


Our locations are:

The Athenaeum

Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

Angel Hill,
Bury St. Edmunds

Moyse’s Hall Museum

Bury St. Edmunds

Bury Library

2B St Andrew’s St N
Bury St. Edmunds

Bury Library

2B St Andrew’s St North
Bury St. Edmunds
IP33 1TZ

Moyse's Hall Museum

Bury Saint Edmunds
IP33 1DX


Angel Hill,
Bury Saint Edmunds
IP33 1LU

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Angel Hill,
Bury Saint Edmunds
IP33 1LS

exhibitors and activities


  • SARS –  All donations taken at the Science Festival will be given to “SARS” who is our choosen Charity for this year’s event.   Come and meet them and find out about their work!
  • Pop-up Planetarium (Ticketed event – see below)
  • Athenaeum Astronomy Association
  • Toddler Science Zone
  • Make a Star Viewer
  • Maths and Problem Solving Roadshow
  • Planet and Solar System activities
  • Mini Beast Roadshow  (Saturday only)


  • Bloodhound Group OUR HEADLINE EXHIBITOR THIS YEAR  – Come and find out about the car that is trying to break the land speed record and build your fastest car!!   (Saturday only)
  • Robot Fun (Join the Robot makers at their ticketed event – see below)
  • RAF Honington
  • Toddler (under 4’s) Science Zone
  • Lego Challenge     (Sunday only)
  • Stixx engineering and architecture
  • RSPB


  • Rolls Royce
  • Treatts –  try out smells and tastes
  • Exo – Planets Roadshow
  • Moon Lane will have a pop up science book shop
  • Architecture Roadshow


  • Badge Making
  • Fingerprinting of a crime scene
  • Arts and Crafts by the Library
  • Lots of hands on activities for all ages
“Please note that the list of exhibitors is a guide and there will be more activities than these listed and also that some may be subject to change at short notice if there are circumstances beyond our control. Watch our live twitter and facebook pages for daily updates.”

“Ticketed and Booked Events” – to reserve your place and to not miss out!


St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Sunday 11th February

Family friendly Science Show with all the Wizz, bang, pop that children enjoy. Mark Thompson is a BBC Celebrity Astronomer and scientist and we are honoured to have him to the Science Festival and for him to perform his live Science Show.  This event is taking place in St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds on the evening of Sunday the 11th of February and is our finale of the Festival.

We will be starting the show at 6.45pm and we advise you to arrive for 6.30pm to take your seats. The cost on the door is £6 per person or £20 per family of 4 and under 4’s go free. Please note that we will only be able to take cash on the night. This allows the time from 6.30pm to 6.45pm to issue tickets and allow the audience to be seated. The Science show explains what we have always wanted to know and is visually spectacular and is suitable for anyone, although it could be noisy!!

Reserve your ticket today as it is first come first served.


St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Friday 9th of February
7.30pm – 9pm with light refreshments

This presentation is by a Cyber Security Expert – Mr Joe Ball and he will be talking to us about the real delights of the Internet and how we all need to make sure we are safer on-line. Not only do we take a light-hearted view of the cloud based accounting but also“contactless” debit cards and the new home devices that talk back to you after asking a question.

It is not just a case of keeping our homes safe but also our children on the internet and the truth behind the websites we all access. It is also crucial to know how this all impacts on the work we do on computers and laptops at work and how it is easy to hack any system.

This is suitable for all adults only who wish to know more and to have answered all of the questions about the internet they dare not ask!! TICKETS are £5 on the door and bookable on-line to reserve your seat. The evening will end with light refreshments allowing time to network and ask questions.


Athenaeum, Angel Hill
Saturday 10th February and
Sunday 11th February

Visit our Planetarium and experience life on the International Space Station and watch a 3D film about the Solar System.  You will be transported into space for 30 minutes and it will be amazing as you feel like you are above the clouds!

Tickets priced at £4.00 per person and is suitable for age 5 and above.  All children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied in the dome with an adult.  For a family of four (any combination ie one parent and three children or two adults and two children) at a discounted price of £15.  Please note you will be asked to remove your shoes and to lie down on the floor to watch the film.  Those with mobility issues please contact us in advance as we will allow space for chairs or wheelchairs if required.  These films can cause motion sickness and so if you suffer with severe travel sickness then this experience is not for you!


St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Saturday the 10th February and
Sunday the 11th February
Strandbeast by Vex Robotics

Visit the Robotics Workshop and meet some of the robots.  Who would have thought that you can have the most fun learning to build a robot with instructors and then letting you robot go for a walk.

This workshop lasts just under an hour and is free to take part.  However, numbers are limited and so for that reason you will need to book in advance.

This is suitable for 8 year olds+ and we invite the parent to watch the workshop in action.


St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Saturday 10th February

Visit the Mini Beast Roadshow and get up close and personal with some amazing creatures.  Suitable for all ages.

This roadshow is with us on Saturday and it will be ticketed by first come first served on the day so to allow you to meet the creatures in small groups.

There is no charge for the roadshow, however you will need to come along and obtain a time slot to enjoy the roadshow.   All children under the age of 8 years must be accompanied by an adult and not left on their own in the area.

If any child has allergies that may be aggravated by touching the creatures then please advise this to the tutor.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Suffolk Science Festival brought to you by the Kinetic Science Foundation

Kinetic is a Science Outreach group and an interactive STEM Centre.

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