Brighton Science Festival

Brighton Science Festival 2017 Poster

Brighton Science Festival returns to prove there's a lot more to science than test tubes and prime numbers. Prepare to unleash your curiosity as science comes roaring out of the lab and into the city of Brighton & Hove for a month of hands-on demonstrations, engaging talks and live experiments.

Put aside any preconceptions you may have about science – every part of the Brighton Science Festival programme will challenge people's perceptions about what science is and who can do it. Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in – there are over 70 events to choose from. For full listings and to book tickets visit

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative, Festivals, Science centre

Opening hours

Brighton Science Festival takes place all over Brighton throughout February. See website for more details.

Admission charges

Dependent on individual exhibitions and events. Please see website for more details.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Brighton Science Festival Poster

Brighton Science Festival 2017

  • 11 — 25 February 2017 *on now

Since 2005, Brighton Science Festival has been inspiring young minds across Sussex with our flagship Bright Sparks event – a weekend of hands-on, accessible science fun for youngsters and their parents. Twelve years later, we’re shifting the focus of the festival back onto young people. They, after all, are the mad scientists of the future.

In addition to our mammoth Bright Sparks weekend, we’re putting on another jam-packed programme of shows, workshops and activities over the February half term. Curious minds of all ages will be inspired by what we’ve got coming up during the week. As always, the emphasis is on serious fun – the kind of learning that doesn’t feel like work.

STEAM is the theme for 2017’s Festival, which this year is all for kids. STEAM stands for all the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) plus added Art.

Bright Sparks will be the Festival “feast days” with the next seven for more focused activities, giving you time to get stuck into something more specialised. Parents: get stuck in too, if they’ll let you. The best way to get the kids engaged with science is to show them you are too.

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Suitable for

  • Any age


Various Brighton Addresses


Various - See site for details


Brighton Science Festival
18 Temple Street
East Sussex




01273 777 628

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