Science Spectacular – a key event in the Manchester Science Festival programme, returns for 2016 and you are invited to take part.

When: Saturday 29 October 2016, 10:00 – 16:00
Where: Manchester Museum

What is it?
Now in it’s 6th year, our university-wide science fair invites families to explore interactive exhibits and take part in a diverse range of science and engineering challenges.

  • Take a look at the Science Spectacular photo gallery
  • Watch the 2015 Science Spectacular film

Science spectacularGet Involved
We are looking for researchers, students or academics to run Tabletop Activities as part of this family fun science fair. With more than 1,700 visitors last year, the focus will be on communicating your passion for your research, and ensuring that attendees leave with a spark for science! The event caters for researchers familiar with public engagement to showcase their activities, whilst providing a supportive environment for less experienced colleagues to try new ideas. (Download the Science Spectacular pro-forma for more details)

This year we are also hosting Sampling Science talks – 3 researchers share a 30 minute space to share insights into their work. Props, images and objects are used to get the conversation started with the audience. (Download the Sampling Science Talks Proforma for more details).

Thinking of applying?
If you’d like to be a part of this award winning event, please complete the applicable pro forma by 9 September 2016.

And please do get in touch with any queries – tel: 64155 or

The Science Spectacular Co-ordinating Group
Dee-Ann Johnson, Suzanne Spicer, Emma Lewis, Ceri Harrop, Hawys Williams, Anna Bunney, and Vicky Grant