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Discovery Day

Join us at the Crick on 11 June for a packed day of pop-up science fun! Show up when you like, stay for as long as you like.

Free admission, drop in any time.

From exciting experiments and hands-on activities, to explosive science shows and family fun…a world of discovery awaits.

  • Create your own fake poo
  • Become a maker and manipulate sound
  • Are you a ‘super-smeller’? Take the sniff challenge and find out!
  • Design your own take home DNA bracelets
  • Become a DNA detective for the day 
  • Meet our amazing scientists

Plus food, drink, talks and much more…

Gross science! Amazing bodies!

Gross science! Amazing bodies!

Highlights include...

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Make a poo

Create your own fake poo and learn about all of the bugs that live in your tummy

Young child in front of eight different fruits, including a banana and a strawberry, that are each attached to a wire.

Making Lab

We make devices to help scientists do their experiments. Become a maker with us, and control light, sound and liquids.

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Are you a super-smeller? 

Take the sniff challenge to find out if you’re a super-smeller and discover how the brain helps us decipher different smells

Young child standing next to a researcher with a bowl of bracelet-making materials

DNA detective

Investigate the different DNA’s of our ancestors and discover how humans have changed over time.

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Powerful potions

Explore how we develop the variety of cells we can find in our body, each with different shapes and jobs. Find out how scientists grow cells in the lab and follow the recipe to make a stem cell potion.

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Science shows

Enjoy our explosive science shows, where science presenter Dan Plane will blow you away with his fantastic experiments. These shows will have a BSL interpreter.

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Pop-up talks

Our series of 10-minute talks throughout the day will explore a variety of scientific topics, from dividing cells to hacking cell phones. These talks will have a BSL interpreter.