Newcastle Science Fest '09
6 - 15 March

Festival Highlights

The Newcastle Science Fest '09 is an event for both the young and the young at heart. It spans a 10 day period in early March and has events in venues all over the city.

One of the main venues and sponsors is the Centre for Life and during the period of the festival entry to the Centre for Life has been reduced to 3.95.

Family Weekend - Sat 7 - Sun 8 March

Some events during Family Weekend are at the Centre for Life on Sat 7 and Sun 8 March is "Food for Thought", featuring a "Science Chef" who will create culinary treats with ingredients chosen from the audience, ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, fun for all the family. At selected times throughout the week end there are also "Brain Modelling Workshops. Dr Lizzie Burns will bring the workings of the brain to life through art. All brains to be taken home!

At the Discovery Museum on Sat 7 March 10:30am-12:30pm and 2pm-4pm "Noisy Toys" use your voice, hands and the rest of your body to play on the Noisy Toys while learning about how sounds works all for FREE. Warning: this event is NOISY!

In Eldon Square during this weekend watch out for the Institute of Physics science buskers who will be performing physics tricks using everyday household objects.

Maker Faire : Sat 14 - Sun 15 March

What happens when robots have a fight? How do you make an electric skateboard? This 2 day family friendly event is for those people who like to tinker and make things. It takes place in various locations from 10am - 5pm.

See many stars from Robot Wars in Fighting Robots Featherweight UK Championships. Hosted by the Razor Team who are double UK champions. This event takes place in Centre for Life and has a entry fee of 3.95

Also in Times Square a FREE fun, interactive maze of demonstrations, exhibits and displays where R2D2 will make an appearance.

Events for Adults 6 - 15 March

Attend Freaky Friday with Kennedy at the Centre of Life on 6 March 7:30pm and be amazed by the mind control and psychological trickery performed by Kennedy (who has no psychic ability what so ever!). An utterly unique show. reserved tickets 15.

A FREE event at Discovery Museum hosted by BBC Weather Centres' Peter Gibbs is So, were those floods caused by Global Warming?. Gibbs will introduce to you the science and techniques behind weather forecasting and how they relate to climate change on hours, weeks and years.

Come and listen to Helen Keen being enthused by rockets. In It is Rocket Science! she brings their story to life with a fusion of stand-up comedy and tinfoil in her debut solo show. Located in Centre of Life reservation required 3.