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A little girl testing an experiment

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.

What is Celebrate 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 and fascinating science-themed activities within a marquee – a great half-term day out for all the family.


What does it involve?

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 Cafe, which will be offering light refreshments within the Celebrate Science Marquee.


Who are the confirmed exhibitors?

This year, there will be representation from departments within Durham University’s Faculty of Science and external contributors including Procter & Gamble, Beamish, and Locomotion.


Where and when does it take place?

You can find us in the Celebrate Science Marquee on Palace Green, the heart of Durham's World Heritage Site, on 25 - 27 October.


How much does it cost?

Free entry for all


Read here for more information.