To celebrate British Science Week, BedPop Science Labs return to Bedford on Saturday 7 March with a full day of dozens of free STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) events.
Since the first BedPop Science Labs in 2016, thousands of families have got hands-on with experiments, demonstrations, workshops, challenges and activities.
At this year’s event, you can discover your inner scientist at The Higgins Bedford with exciting BSL friendly science demos, chemical curiosities, environmental engineering challenges, hybrid air vehicles, stomp rockets, exploding dry ice volcanoes and activities for young geologists.
Build superstructures that can stand for hundreds of years, become pond detectives to investigate invertebrates, take a look at microbes under microscopes and create paper planes, balloon helicopters and air powered model cars to fly.
At the John Bunyan Museum and Basement @ Bunyan there’s the chance to meet amazing animals up close and personal – including hedgehogs, lizards and owls – and to create stunning felted flowers with artist-in-residence, Anne Marie Abbate.
Get to know the hidden secrets of the Panacea gardens in a series of tours at The Panacea Museum. Discover how to measure a Beech tree, and meet Yggdrasil, Bedford’s very own Tree of Knowledge, perfect for budding botanists.
Then at Bedford Central Library, explore the cosmic wonders of space with the Planetarium, take a tour of the Solar System, celebrate the Moon Landings, and join in space themed arts and crafts.