25 October 2022 - 27 October 2022
10:00AM - 4:00PM
We are delighted to see the return of our community science festival, Celebrate Science, held at Palace Green. This event will bring three fun packed and fascinating days of free events, activities, workshops, experiments, and lectures celebrating science.
Girl testing experiment at Celebrate Science
Celebrate Science returns this October half-term, Tuesday 25 October to Thursday 27 October 2022 10.00am – 4.00pm. This event will bring three fun-packed and fascinating days of free activities, workshops, experiments, and lectures celebrating science.
Our annual three-day Celebrate Science festival celebrates Durham University’s latest research with our local community which brings together a wide range of fun science-themed activities for the whole family within a marquee.
Each year during the local schools’ October half-term holiday more than 200 staff and student volunteers from departments across the University engage and inspire young people. In 2019 over 6,000 people visited the 'Celebrate Science' marquee, interacting with over 200 University staff and student volunteers. This year, there will be representation from departments across the University and external partners including Procter & Gamble, Beamish Museum, and Locomotion.
Children are invited to create inventions and take part in activities including investigations of animal skulls, magnetism, and optical illusions, with university experts on hand to answer any queries. You can even relax and soak up the atmosphere in the Yum Café, which will be offering light refreshments within the Celebrate Science Marquee. The aim is to stimulate interest in science and to inspire young people to study science in the future while putting the University at the heart of a fun community event.
A host of free activities will also be taking place at Durham University's visitor attractions across the City including the Palace Green Library and Oriental Museum throughout the festival and half term week.
Come along to the Celebrate Science marquee on Palace Green, the heart of Durham's World Heritage Site and see what you can discover.
Share your photos from Celebrate Science on Twitter using #CelebrateScience
Celebrate Science Programme 2022 [PDF, 2MB]