This event happened in the past (2018 edition)

Science Fun Day for Families

This is an event from the 2018 edition

Come and join us for a day packed with fun, exciting science activities all around the Cathedral complex. There’s something for all the family. Have a go at building a cathedral, get hands-on with crazy experiments and then join us for a celebration of science to end the day! For over 900 years, Norwich Cathedral has been a praying, worshipping community for all. The science day will welcome scientists and organisations to this iconic, sacred space as together we explore and celebrate the wonder of our world.

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Rocket Rod
Rocket Rod

From making rockets to building your own cathedral – there will be lots of free science fun for everyone at Norwich Cathedral’s Science Fun Day for Families on Saturday 27 October. The event will run from 10am until 3pm and there will be activities galore throughout the Cathedral and in the cloisters.

Throughout the day families will be able to learn about a whole range of topics including plants, animals, forces, gravity, the solar system and more! Families can come and build their own cathedral, have fun doing some very messy experiments, and find out what happens when you munch your lunch and digest your food.

You will also be able to learn about space with Rocket Rod, see real rockets, and make and fire your own! There will also be the chance to find out more about animals – and even meet some in the Cathedral – and to have a go at making music with the unique WOOFYT which shows how an organ makes its booming noise!

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Developing Experts

Visit the Developing Experts stand to find out about the science of superhero powers. See how hydrobeads in a fish tank can be used for invisibility, make things float with static electricity, and using magnets to move things.

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Developing Experts


The pink pigeon trail – Earlham Institute

Pink pigeons are on the brink of extinction. From the same home as the dodo in Mauritius, these birds were almost lost forever before their population was resurrected from just ten individuals. Now there are several hundred in the wild, but they are still under threat.

Come and find out about the pink pigeon’s peril through a fun and educational tour, where you’ll discover the important work Earlham Institute does on ‘conservation genomics’ – helping not only pink pigeons but many other animals including koalas, black-footed ferrets and hen harriers.

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Saturday 27 October
Venue: Norwich Cathedral
Cost: Free, drop-in
Age: All