Manchester Science Festival

City wide

With the summer holidays a dim and distant memory, the Manchester Science Festival – England's largest Science Festival – is delighted to announce its 2016 programme, jam-packed with fun and largely free, hands-on family activities for all ages throughout October Half Term. Produced by the Museum of Science and Industry supported by Siemens and Lead Educational Sponsor, the University of Salford, this year's Festival runs from Thursday 20 October to Sunday 30 October.

Teenagers who cannot get enough of sleeping in the day, and parents who would love their little ones to lie down more often, will be thrilled with the chance to do just that during the Festival in our very own Sleep Lab – The Chronarium.

Family highlights at the Museum include the Virtual Reality Playground; the Manchester Megapixel which offers visitors the chance to see themselves as pixels and to take part in a giant megapixel installation to be revealed in full on the Festival's closing day; and Robot Orchestra Live. This unique musical experience will be conducted by Graphene, a life-sized robot built by Festival Headline Sponsors Siemens.

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Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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