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Swansea Science Festival returns this half-term

A girl learning about the science of bubbles at the Swansea Science Festival

The much-anticipated Swansea Science Festival is back, promising an exhilarating journey into the fascinating world of science this October half-term.

Hosted by Swansea University in collaboration with the National Waterfront Museum, this year’s festival will be held at the National Waterfront Museum and feature a diverse lineup of in-person events.

The Swansea Science Festival kicks off with its main event on 28-29 October, followed by Science Festival Extras events between 31 October and 2 November.

Visitors of all ages will be able to explore more than 30 captivating free demonstrations, shows, and workshops, spanning from everyday science to cutting-edge innovations.

They will be able to engineer their own batteries and craft solar-powered toys, immerse themselves in the enchanting world of a seagrass meadow, uncover the mysteries of ancient Egyptian mummification practices, and marvel at the remarkable world of maggots.

In addition to the free events, there will be 15 thrilling bookable events, including the spellbinding Giant Bubble Show, the heart-pounding Dangerous Science session, and an opportunity to embark on a mesmerising journey through the coral reef with Techniquest, among many others.

The Swansea Science Festival has cemented its place as a beloved annual event on the Swansea calendar, drawing in more than 10,000 visitors in previous years.

To ensure they don’t miss out on the bookable events, festivalgoers are strongly encouraged to secure their spots in advance. A 30 per cent discount is available when visitors book three or more events.

Professor Helen Griffiths, Swansea University’s pro-vice-chancellor for research and innovation, said: “Since 2016, the Swansea Science Festival has been a key event for the city, one that brings the community together with our academics and researchers through a shared love of science.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone in person for what promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees.”

The full festival programme is available on the Swansea University website.