The Family Science Fair at the Dorset Museum is a free event, is aimed at children aged 4 plus, but with something for people of all ages to enjoy.
Come and meet a real scientist! Get involved with some fascinating hands-on learning and experiments. Lots of experts on hand to ask those tricky science questions and test your knowledge!
There will be a great range of activities, hosted by local scientists, allowing you to try all sorts of investigations – find out how physics plays a part in our everyday lives, explore the biodiversity of the natural world, and discover the invisible world of microbes!
You will have the opportunity to find out how robots, magnets and gravity work, learn how to use wildlife tracking equipment, develop an understanding of how fossils are formed, and use virtual reality to check out how good you are at recognising faces in a crowd!
The experiments will be interactive, and there will be brilliant scientists on hand from all disciplines!
The day is being organised by Dorchester Town Council, Bournemouth University, The Thomas Hardye School and the Dorset Museum, with sponsorship from the Royal Society of Biology, the Institute of Physics and the European Union.
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Join us for an opportunity to explore the Museum at this free late opening
Thu 19th May - 5:00pm
This talk explores the exhibition with the help of its key objects from across Europe, including the first loan to Britain of the Nebra sky disc and several important objects kindly loaned to the exhibition by Dorset Museum.
Thu 19th May - 7:00pm
Discovered in the 1930s, one of the best examples of a Roman Town House in England is situated here in Dorchester.
Sat 21st May - 10:30am
and 3 future schedules
The largest collection of Thomas Hardy objects ever displayed at one time
Sat 28th May - All day
Model theatre-making based on Hardy's novels and the model by Thomas Tilley for the Hardy Players in the Hardy's Dorset Gallery.
Tue 31st May - 10:00am
Join Tom Sharpe, formerly Curator of Palaeontology and Archives at the National Museum of Wales, and author of ‘The Fossil Woman: A life of Mary Anning’, to examine what we know of the life of this extraordinary woman.
Thu 22nd Sep - 7:00pm