About Manchester Science Festival
Produced by the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Science Festival is a creative, playful and surprising celebration of science taking place across Greater Manchester from Thursday 19th – Sunday 29th October 2017. Launched in 2007 it is now the largest science festival in England and the North’s premiere cultural celebration of all things related to science and innovation.
Dubbed ‘part laboratory, part playground’, the Festival invites over 100,000 visitors to join it at 100+ unique and extraordinary events every year – ranging from art installations and theatre to comedy, debates and workshops.
Past events have seen audiences take a boat ride through an art installation with a particle physicist, build a computer out of dominoes, enter a sleep lab inside a shopping centre and jump in to an adult ball pool.
In 2016 the Festival welcomed a record 136,000 visitors and involved over 1000 scientists, researchers and artists, who created 125 unique experiences in 60 venues across Greater Manchester.
In 2015 the adult ball pool event Jump In! was named Best Special Event at the City Life Awards.