WHAT CAN YOU SEE AND WHERE?

With a large number of Exhibitors bringing you Science, Engineering, 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 how amazing we are!

To ensure you do not miss any part of the Festival you can drop into any of our hosting venues and collect a card to complete when you move from venue to venue.  This card is to help you find all our venues and when completed you 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, be inspired and increase your knowledge.

THE FESTIVAL RUNS FROM SATURDAY 15TH OF FEBRUARY TO WEDNESDAY 19TH OF FEBRUARY.
THE FESTIVAL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10AM – 4PM AT VARIOUS VENUES OVER THE TOWN OF BURY ST EDMUNDS

“Ticketed and Booked Events” – to reserve your place and to not miss out  Details coming here soon  –  keep checking back!

 

 

Visit the inflatable Planetarium at the Edmund Room, St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Wednesday 20th and Thursday the 21st of 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 will be priced at £5.00 per person and is suitable for age 6 and above.  All children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied in the dome with an adult.  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!

TICKETS NOW ON SALE            To book on the sessions – www.eventbrite

ROBOTICS WORKSHOPS

CELEBRATE TIM PEAKE’S PRINCIPIA MISSION

Monday the 18th of February at 2pm in Moyses Hall Museum

Join us for an interactive talk through the Space Station!!

Come inside the Moyses Hall and join in this educational and entertaining, audience-participation presentation which is aimed specifically at encouraging children to study STEM subjects.
It overviews how Tim was launched up to the International Space Station and what was achieved during his six-month Principia Mission. This is an interactive talk with audience participation and enjoyed by those aged 8 – 108.

“Free to Access” Events and no tickets are needed for the following:  –

“MUSEUM OF THE MOON”  –  Artwork

50 years since man first walked on the moon, enjoy an immersive lunar experience at The Apex…

Artist Luke Jerram’s enormous Moon was created using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface with an approximate scale of 1:500,000 – each centimetre of the 7 metre spherical sculpture represents 5 kilometres of the moon’s surface!
The internally lit installation gives visitors a surreal up-close experience by fusing lunar imagery and moonlight with a surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winner Dan Jones.
This incredible touring artwork is sure to delight adults and children alike, bringing the nearest wonder of the night sky closer to home and firing imaginations…

Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet, been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid night time navigation, and inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. Museum of the Moon allows us to observe our own interpretations of the moon and its place in our world, contemplate the various beliefs and mythologies surrounding the moon, and consider the latest moon science.

 

Open to the Public to view:

Tuesday 19th  10am – 3pm         Wednesday 20th   10am – 4pm         Thursday  21st  10am – 4pm

Friday 22nd   10am  – 4pm         Saturday  23rd  10am – 4pm

This is suitable for all ages and you will be encouraged to lie down under the moon or sit on chairs and experience the wonder of the “Moon”  It is open to the public for you to come along free of charge to see the artwork.  There are donations boxes situated near the moon for those wanting to show their appreciation of the artwork coming to Suffolk for the first time.

 

 

LUNAR ROCK SAMPLES

 

The public will be given the unique opportunity to actually touch a piece of space rock not of this Earth as they will be allowed to handle some genuine meteorites.

The pack provided by STFC includes a 1.2 billion-year-old piece of Mars rock and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite. It is unlikely that you will ever get the chance to hold an object older than this, as Earth itself was formed 4.6 billion years ago.

The lunar samples were collected in the late 1960s and early 1970s during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the Moon. During these missions, a staggering 382kg of material was brought back to Earth – mostly for use by scientists, but small quantities are used to develop educational packs like this one.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT MOYSES HALL ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Monday 18th   1pm -4pm       Tuesday 19th   10am – 4pm       Wednesday  20th  11am – 4pm

Thursday  21st   10am – 4pm           Friday 22nd  10am  – 3pm

“PLANET” TRAIL AROUND THE VENUES

 

The Bury St Edmunds “Planet” Trail

The public will be invited to collect a “Planet” Card from any of the participating venues (The Apex, The Cathedral and Moyses Hall) and then hunt for large pictures of the planets hidden at each venue.  One card per family and by visiting each venue and posting your completed card in the boxes at each venue, you can enter for some family prizes in our prize draw.  If you can name the planets as well on your card then you will have a second chance at the prizes.  You can start and finish the trail at any of the venues involved in the Science Festival

Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd February   –  Open 10am – 3pm each day at all of the  participating venues

GONG BATH EVENT

 

Come and give yourself some nuturing and love, immerse yourself in the sound of the Gongs and other beautiful sacred instruments
A sound massage for the the soul. Release old tensions and stress, allowing new energy and light to flow into your mind body and spirit.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THE APEX:

Friday 22nd February at 4.30pm  –  Just turn up to enjoy and no need to book!

WONDERFUL WAVES INTERACTIVE TALK

 

Optical illusions, colourful aurora, ultra-violet and ultra-sound, different dialects – this interactive talk with lots of experiments, will help you understand all these phenomena and more.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THE CATHEDRAL:

Wednesday 20th February –  Talks start at 10.30am,  11.30am,  1.30pm and 2.30pm  –  Just turn up to enjoy and no need to book!

exhibitors and activities

“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.”

Monday 18th February –  Opening Day of the Festival

The Apex

No Public Day at the Apex today while the “Museum of the Moon” is being erected

Moyses hall

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 1pm – 4pm today      Please note Moyses Hall Museum itself will be open it’s normal trading hours

  • Lunar Rocks available to view and touch  –  A collection of unique rocks and includes a 1.2 billion-year-old piece of Mars rock and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite.  The samples were collected during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the Moon.
  • Celebrate Tim Peake’s Principia Mission Interactive Talk  –  Tickets are available through eventbrite and suitable for all ages.
  • OFFICIAL SUFFOLK SCIENCE FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY  –  A ticketed event and is from 6pm – 7.30pm.  Including drinks and canapes and a private viewing of the Museum of the Moon.  Tickets are priced at £11 per head and available on request by emailing kineticscience@gmail.com

 

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  1pm – 4pm

  • Slime making workshop  –  come and join us to make some slime with different recipes and totally safe to use and make.  This is a non-ticketed event and so may be very busy at certain times.
  • Internet Presentation and interactive Talk at 7pm  –  Tickets to purchase via eventbrite.

 

Tuesday 19th February – “Construct and make it” Day

The Apex

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm     PLEASE NOTE THE “MUSEUM OF THE MOON” AVAILABLE 10am – 3pm TODAY

  • “Museum of the Moon” to view  –  This is an amazing piece of Artwork that will be hanging in the Apex Theatre.   You are invited to lie down or sit under the moon and listen to an inspiring commentary which explains the artwork and also the history of the Moon.  It is free to access although we welcome donations from the public as you leave, if you wish to donate.
  • Balcony of the Apex   –  Hands-on Activities with exhibitors including South Lee School and Kinetic  (closes at 4pm)

Moyses hall

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10am – 4pm

  • Lunar Rocks available to view and touch  –  A collection of unique rocks and includes a 1.2 billion-year-old piece of Mars rock and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite.  The samples were collected during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the Moon.
  • Stixx construction  –  come and make some creations with our newspaper machine

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Open to the Public 10am – 12.30pm  and 1pm – 4pm

  • RobotFun  –  Come and join in sessions with robotics and programming the robots.  May be some tickets available on the day.
  • Hands-on activities involving building and constructing in the Nave of the Cathedral  –  come and have a try!

Wednesday 20th February  –  Physics Day

The Apex

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm

  • “Museum of the Moon” to view  –  This is an amazing piece of Artwork that will be hanging in the Apex Theatre.   You are invited to lie down or sit under the moon and listen to an inspiring commentary which explains the artwork and also the history of the Moon.  It is free to access although we welcome donations from the public as you leave, if you wish to donate.
  • On the Balcony  –  Dash Astro with hands-on activities and Kinetic with lots of activities.
  • Lord Robert Winston  –  Talk in the theatre at 5pm    “Can Science Make you happy?”  This a ticket event at the Apex

Moyses hall

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  10am – 4pm

  • Lunar Rocks available to view and touch  –  A collection of unique rocks and includes a 1.2 billion-year-old piece of Mars rock and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite.  The samples were collected during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the Moon.
  • Science and Arts and Crafts Collide!  Come and try some activities.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10am – 1pm   and 1.30pm – 4pm

  • Pop-up Planetarium  – Join us for a trip to space and back  –  ticketed event and  some tickets available on the day
  • STEM Ambassador Stall  –  Marble Run and Microbits  – join in with the fun!
  • Physics activities to come along and try.
  • Wonderful Waves – Optical illusions, colourful aurora, ultra-violet and ultra-sound, different dialects – this interactive talk with lots of experiments will help you understand all these  phenomena and more.  Just turn up and listen to the talk in the Cathedral, (there is no charge to listen to this talk)

Thursday 21st February  – Biology and Nature Day

The Apex

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm

  • “Museum of the Moon” to view  –  This is an amazing piece of Artwork that will be hanging in the Apex Theatre.   You are invited to lie down or sit under the moon and listen to an inspiring commentary which explains the artwork and also the history of the Moon.  It is free to access although we welcome donations from the public as you leave, if you wish to donate.
  • Artists Day – Do you have a budding artist in your family?  We are inviting anyone with an artistic flair (adults and children) and who love drawing, to come and visit the moon and be inspired to draw.  You may wish to sketch the “Museum of the Moon” or a picture of the planets inspired by the “Moon”.  All children’s pictures will be entered into a competition for different age groups.

Moyses hall

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm

  • Lunar Rocks available to view and touch  –  A collection of unique rocks and includes a 1.2 billion-year-old piece of Mars rock and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite.  The samples were collected during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the Moon.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm

  • SARS – our chosen charity of the year is bringing some interactive activities and including encouraging the audience to have a go at CPR and learn the techniques to “save a life”.
  • Forensic Science –  take some fingerprints and try your hand at detective work!
  • Air Rockets and how do humans survive in space?  Come and make a rocket with us and launch the rocket  (outside if weather allows and inside the Cathedral if the weather is poor)

Friday 22nd February – All Science Topics

The Apex

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 3pm

  • “Museum of the Moon” to view  –  This is an amazing piece of Artwork that will be hanging in the Apex Theatre.   You are invited to lie down or sit under the moon and listen to an inspiring commentary which explains the artwork and also the history of the Moon.  It is free to access although we welcome donations from the public as you leave, if you wish to donate.
  • Gong Bath event under the Moon  – at 4.30pm –  Meditation and relaxing sound of Gong’s.  Come and experience this amazing event.

Moyses hall

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC    –  10am – 4pm          Please note the rocks will be not available after 3pm

  • Lunar Rocks available to view and touch  –  A collection of unique rocks and includes a 1.2 billion-year-old piece of Mars rock and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite.  The samples were collected during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the Moon.
  • Treatt  –  Come and try smells and tastes and see how you can recognise familiar smells.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10am – 4pm         (Please note we will be in the Cathedral itself until lunchtime and we are in the Edmund Room for the afternoon)

Kitchen Chemistry  –  Come and try some hands-on experiments and see how Chemistry is used to solve some crimes!!

Saturday 23rd February  –  Various Science topics

The Apex

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm        LAST DAY OF THE MOON  –  DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING ARTWORK

  • “Museum of the Moon” to view  –  This is an amazing piece of Artwork that will be hanging in the Apex Theatre.   You are invited to lie down or sit under the moon and listen to an inspiring commentary which explains the artwork and also the history of the Moon.  It is free to access although we welcome donations from the public as you leave, if you wish to donate.

Moyses hall

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm

  • Mini Monsters  –  getting back to nature, meet some amazing little creatures to watch and handle with Ed.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  –  10am – 4pm  –  Upstairs in the Edmund Room and Discovery centre  (above the cafe)

  • RobotFun  –  Come and join in sessions with robotics and programming the robots.  This is a Ticketed event through EventBrite
  • Rolls Royce  –  See engineering at it’s best and find out about aeroplanes.
  • Hands on activities – lots to see and do
  • Steffs Bubbles  –  Come and join in bubble fun on the grass near the cafe.

 

Sunday 24th February  –  All things science!!

The Apex

Although the “Museum of the Moon” has left we are getting ready for the Grand Finale of the Festival

  • Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show at 3.30pm  –   Tickets must be purchased from the Apex Box Office

Moyses hall

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 12pm – 4pm

  • Hands-on Activities

The Cathedral

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 1pm – 4pm  in the Edmund Room above the Cafe

  • ChaOs Science with lots of hands on activities   (over 12 different activities)

The Apex

1 – 2 Charter Square
Bury St. Edmunds
IP33 3FD

Moyse's Hall Museum

Cornhill,
Bury Saint Edmunds
IP33 1DX

Anthenaeum

Angel Hill,
Bury Saint Edmunds
IP33 1LU

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Angel Hill,
Bury Saint Edmunds
IP33 1LS

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