Science by the Sea: Festival Day

Science by the Sea Festival 14, 15 and 16 March

Join us for day one of our Science by the Sea Festival, which will be packed full of family-friendly hands-on science, special guests, science talks and more. We’re celebrating British Science Week and continuing our festivities for the International Year of Light 2015; will you join us? Here’s what the day has in store…

Discover ocean wildlife with Falmouth Marine School and Cornwall College, handling shells, skulls and skeletons.

Make a spiny seahorse pencil-topper or undersea porthole light catcher to take home and treasure.

Celebrate the International Year of light 2015 by creating amazing sunprint art, and meet our Collections Team to discover how we protect museum treasures from the damaging effects of sunlight.

Join chef Sanjay Kumar of the Cornwall School of Sardines for ‘Pilchards in Coats’; a creative story-telling session about Cornwall’s famous fishes.

Watch the sparks fly as we fire up our WW1 radio transmitter! Join museum volunteers in the Vintage Workshop to explore amateur radio and the wonders of electricity.

Explore messy science and the surprising properties of red cabbage with our young Science Club Megastars.

Enjoy award-winning exhibitions, secret wartime tunnels, live demonstrations and much, much more.

PLUS guest organisations and charities will be setting up shop in the Clore Learning Space; come along and meet them.

MORE DETAILS AND TIMES COMING SOON! Museum open 10:00 – 17:00 on this day, festival activities take place between 11:00 and 16:00.

Admission to Science by the Sea is the same price as normal museum admission, and we’ll automatically give you free re-admission for the 3 days of the festival. We’ll also give you free re-admission for a whole year when you Gift Aid your ticket at no extra cost to you. Buy your tickets at the museum on the day. For more visitor information, see our new website: