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Latest news:

Norwich Science Festival to return in 2021

01 July 2020

The award-winning Norwich Science Festival will not be going ahead in October this year, but will return in 2021. In the meantime, look out this October for a mini programme of #NorwichSciFestAtHome events with our patrons and main partners.

STEMM activities and learning at home

18 March 2020

With the closure of many schools across the country due to COVID-19, we’ve put together a list of some of the ways to carry on STEMM learning at home.

Bookmark your diaries for the 2020 Norwich Science Festival!

04 March 2020

The award-winning Norwich Science Festival team have revealed this year’s dates for the ever-popular celebration of science and curiosity. The fifth Norwich Science Festival will run Saturday 24–Saturday 31 October, during the October half-term, with plenty of activities, talks, workshops and shows for all.

Sponsorship opportunities with award-winning Norwich Science Festival

03 March 2020

Hot on the heels of two wins at the Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards, the Norwich Science Festival has opened up their sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Festival.

Norwich Science Festival wins big at Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards

28 February 2020

The annual celebration of science and curiosity, Norwich Science Festival, won big at last night’s Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards, with two awards.

Norwich Science Festival finalist in two categories in Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards

14 December 2019

The 2018 Norwich Science Festival – organised by The Forum, Norwich – is a finalist for Family Event and Experience of the Year, and Marketing Campaign of the Year.

Super success for this year’s Norwich Science Festival!

12 November 2019

This year’s Norwich Science Festival saw everything from chimpanzee calls with Dr Jane Goodall, through to an ostrich dissection and the chance to interact with robots.

It’s time for more science fun, as fourth Norwich Science Festival blasts off!

17 October 2019

There’s something for everyone at this year’s Norwich Science Festival, from minibeasts to outer space and everything in-between, which kicks off on Friday 18 October.

Hidden Elements Trail launches ahead of Norwich Science Festival

04 October 2019

A new interactive trail celebrating 150 years of the Periodic Table is being launched as part of the Norwich Science Festival with chemical elements hidden in businesses and venues around the city to find.

Tv astronomer Mark Thompson to prepare for world record attempt at Norwich Science Festival

02 October 2019

We all know how hard it is to function when you’ve lost even a couple of hours sleep. So imagine trying to entertain an auditorium full of people after being awake for two nights straight. That’s exactly what TV astronomer Mark Thompson will be doing at next month’s Norwich Science Festival in a warm-up to his record-breaking attempt in 2020.

From minibeasts to space dogs – over 180 events in biggest Norwich Science Festival yet!

21 August 2019

The 2019 Norwich Science Festival brochure is out now, featuring over 180 exciting events – from the science of food, sin and ageing, to the future of human spaceflight, and family shows from animal top trumps to the science of Roald Dahl.

Dr Jane Goodall DBE announced as Norwich Science Festival headline event

24 July 2019

Renowned ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall (Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace) has been announced as the headline speaker at this year’s Norwich Science Festival.

Cuddly microbes, bird migration, rockets, pink pigeons and more with Norwich Science Festival at the Royal Norfolk Show

20 June 2019

Norwich Science Festival comes to the Discovery Zone at the Royal Norfolk Show with huge selection of hands-on, messy and fun learning activities for all ages and interests.

Explore the world of minibeasts and blast off into space, with Norwich Science Festival’s schools events

11 June 2019

Students can explore the world of minibeasts, blast off into space, discover the science of flight and much more, in the dedicated Norwich Science Festival Learning Programme to inspire the next generation of scientists.

TV presenter Lizzie Daly is new Norwich Science Festival patron

06 June 2019

TV presenter and wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly has been announced as the new patron for Norwich Science Festival.

Dates announced for 2019 Norwich Science Festival

22 Feb 2019

It’s a celebration of all things science, from the bugs under our feet to the wonders of outer space, and is back for the fourth year this October half-term.

Exploration, discovery and hands-on fun at successful Norwich Science Festival

1 Nov 2018

The Norwich Science Festival took place last week during October half-term, with over 135 events around the city enjoyed by inquisitive minds of all ages.

Norwich Science Festival starts with a bang!

19 Oct 2018

Half-term started with a bang for families, as the Norwich Science Festival kicked off on Wednesday with an early show about the science of fireworks at OPEN Norwich, and a launch event at The Forum.

Explosive show highlight of Norwich Science Festival learning programme

11 Sep 2018

It’s not every day that a school lesson is full of bangs, fireworks and explosions, but that’s exactly what students can expect from the headline Norwich Science Festival learning show.

Chance for young people to show their media creativity at Norwich Science Festival

18 Sep 2018

Young people are invited to report on this year’s Norwich Science Festival, as part of the Young Communications Team.

Over 130 events announced for Norwich Science Festival 2018 – from ugly animals and dinosaurs to robots and our future world!

21 Aug 2018

The 2018 Norwich Science Festival brochure is now out, with over 130 events covering nature and the environment, technology, engineering, medicine and health, engineering, astronomy and space, physics, chemistry, and the cutting-edge work by scientists at Norwich Research Park.

Headline show revealed!

26 July 2018

Chris Packham, the renowned TV presenter and naturalist, has been announced as the headline talk for this year’s Norwich Science Festival.

Science star from Norfolk is new festival patron

13 July 2018

Dr Ben Garrod, the evolutionary biologist and great ape conservationist who hails from Norfolk, has been announced as a new patron of Norwich Science Festival.

Fireworks, the science of rap, and cloud making – bumper schools programme for Norwich Science Festival

11 July 2018

Students across Norfolk can explore the science of fireworks, become a DNA detective, create clouds, go on a journey of sound or engage with rap science, with Norwich Science Festival’s new learning programme.

No visiting spaceship for Norwich 

09 Mar 2018

The competition to host Tim Peake’s Soyuz capsule has been won by Peterborough Cathedral. The Forum and Norwich Science Festival were one of the five shortlisted venues in the competition run by the Science Museum Group.

Explore our future world at Norwich Science Festival 2018 – dates announced

01 March 2018

The popular Norwich Science Festival will return for October half-term, with events taking place between 19 and 27 October. The Festival’s theme this year is ‘Our future world’, exploring how developments in science and technology will shape our future, as well as what we can all do to help make it sustainable.

Soyuz delegation visit The Forum, Norwich

24 Jan 2018

A delegation from the Science Museum Group visited The Forum, Norwich, yesterday (Tuesday 23 January), as part of the judging process in the competition to host Tim Peake’s Soyuz TMA-19M capsule.

Tim Peake’s spacecraft could land at The Forum for Norwich Science Festival 2018

17 Jan 2018

British astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz TMA-19M is touring the UK, presented by Samsung and the Science Museum Group, and the spacecraft could touch down at The Forum, Norwich if it wins a national competition.

Norwich Science Festival kicks off – from the science of gin to Britain’s first astronaut

20 Oct 2017

From the science of gin and macarons, through to the scientific secrets of Doctor Who, there is something for everyone in this year’s Norwich Science Festival, which returns 21-29 October during half term.

Your help needed for Norwich Science Festival! Volunteers wanted…

29 Sep 2017

The Norwich Science Festival team is looking for enthusiastic, friendly people to join the #NorwichSciFest crew, to help members of the public make the most of the many exhibitions, events and activities on offer during the Festival.

Over 125 events for bumper Norwich Science Festival

21 Aug 2017

From the science of gin through to the scientific secrets of Doctor Who, there is something for everyone in this year’s Norwich Science Festival, which returns 21-29 October during half term.

Meet an astronaut, test your dinosaur knowledge and discover Spaceship Earth

10 Aug 2017

The first wave of headline events are now on sale for Norwich Science Festival 2017. This is your chance to meet an astronaut, test your dinosaur knowledge, discover Spaceship Earth, and find out how we tamed wild animals.

Young Learners – Come and Explore the World!

6 Jul 2017

Young learners are urged to explore the world this October, with the Norwich Science Festival Learning Programme – whether it is blasting off into space, diving into the deepest oceans or examining the complex DNA which makes up every living thing.

Dates Announced for the Norwich Science Festival 2017!

9 Mar 2017

The Forum in Norwich has announced the dates for the Norwich Science Festival 2017 on the eve of this year’s British Science Week.

It’s Norwich Science Festival Time!

17 Oct 2016

Celebrating science in Norwich – the first, city-wide Science Festival takes place from 18-30 October and will celebrate Norwich as a world-class city of science.

Free programme of learning for Schools, Home Educators and Youth Organisations

16 Sep 2016

A dedicated four day programme has been announced for young learners to attend free bookable sessions to immerse themselves in a fantastic programme of science.

Talks and Events Announced – Tickets On Sale!

20 Jul 2016

The first wave of headline talks and events for the Norwich Science Festival are on sale including talks from Professor Robert Winston, Helen Czerski and Ben Garrod.

Major Norwich Science Festival announced

12 Apr 2016

Norwich to host a celebration of discovery and research in the city with events for all the family.