UCLan’s Lancashire Science Festival set to provide fun for all the family this October

Posted on - 25th September, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Education, Kid's stuff, Preston News, UCLan, What's On in Preston
A previous Lancashire Science Festival

Lancashire Science Festival, hosted by The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), is set to go ahead on Saturday 23 October, and tickets are now available.


The registration desk and showfloors, on UCLan’s Preston Campus, will open at 9am and the shows start from 10am, allowing families plenty of time to experience the fun and real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, maths and health.

The free-to-attend event, which is one of the biggest free events in Lancashire and is now in its ninth year, will enthuse and inspire the next generation with the very best in electrifying shows, fantastic workshops, exciting exhibits and hands-on activities.

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There will be performances of Pyrotrickery, Heavy Metal Marine Biology show and Mathmagics to entertain the whole family.

Other activities will include Unmasked: The Science of Superheroes, which will invite the audience to test out their own superpowers and explores the psychology, biology, computer science and astrophysics of our favourite superheroes; Ensonglopedia, which will ask what does it mean to be human?; and Perspectricks, which will see science magician Matt Pritchard share a host of perplexing optical illusions, impossibilities, and ambiguous objects created from household items.

The amazing Bubbles and Balloons Show will question if you can catch a bubble? Make it last for ever or make it square shaped? while exotic animals will be able to be handled in sessions covering the rainforest, habitats and minibeasts.

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On the interactive show-floors, youngsters will be able to explore the world around us or step into new ones with Minecraft workshops.

If either young or old have always wanted to know what it’s like to walk on the moon, then one of the UCLan-led astronomy stands will simulate a moonwalk via a virtual reality headset.

The Festival will close at 4pm. Tickets can be secured at

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