Manchester Science Festival returns to MOSI for the twelfth year

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Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry is back with their Manchester Science Festival on October 19th 2018. It will be a fun 11 days of activities.

MOSI first opened in 1969 and has been a success ever since. For the past twelve years, the museum has hosted the festival. The festival doesn’t just take place at the museum, it’s based all around Manchester.

The museum’s festival will be held over the October half term so it allows the kids to join in the fun activities with their families. There are events for kids and adults alike, as well as families. It’ll be a fun time for everyone.

University of Salford’s GameLab is back for more exciting puzzles and it’s free for people to drop in at the MediaCity campus on October 20th and 21st.  You will be able to play around with virtual reality. As well,  eSport and having a go at coding drones. There’s so much to at this exciting event.

Another amazing science event for families and adults to get involved with is the Electricycle Avenue. Although, the event is for free, you are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The event is October 25th and there are different time slots for families (11am to 3pm) and adults (5pm-10pm).

The event will focus on unleashing your inner scientist and helping illuminate the science of energy and electricity. You will become immersed in three difference aspects, including, storytelling, history and then experiments. It’s going to be fun for all, no matter your age.

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Electricycle Avenue

One of the exciting events is the Big Fish Little Fish’s Animal Fantastical family rave is on October 28th. The price of the event is £8.50 for adults and £6.50 for children. As well, it’s free for pre-walking babies, how exciting. This is going to be a family rave not to be missed with Hacienda legend DJ Chad Jackson. He will be keeping everyone entertained, as he spins banger after banger.

There is something for everyone at this exciting, fun event from confetti cannons, balloons and even playdough tables.

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Waters Wacky Science

Speaking on the festival, Sally MacDonald, Director of the Science and Industry Museum, said: “This Festival started life twelve years ago as a small, grassroots event and has grown steadily to become the largest, most playful and most popular science festival in the country.

“Here at the Science and Industry Museum we’re immensely proud to produce the Festival each  year as it is an incredible opportunity to work with wonderful partners and venues across Greater Manchester. All of our partners continue to surprise us with new ideas for ways to get more people excited about the science that shapes our lives.”

We have more recommendations available in this month’s edition of Atomic Time. This will be an event not to miss. For more information, you can visit,