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Pi: Platform for Investigation

Monthly experiments

  • 4 June, 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Free
  • Revolution Manchester, Great Western Warehouse

  • Step-free access. Wheelchair-accessible toilets near museum main entrance. Read our facilities guide.

Find out how the heart works and take part in hands-on activities and demonstrations at our next Pi: Platform for Investigation, Heart Experience, in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation.

See up-close what hearts and blood vessels look like, and what happens when they become diseased. Then discover the latest pioneering research, with stem cells developed from the skin being transformed into beating heart cells. Look at these beating heart cells down the microscope, and chat to BHF scientists from University of Manchester about how these cells could be one day used to mend broken hearts.

Coming up in Pi: Platform for Investigation

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July: Tiny Science

Manchester Arndale shopping centre (Exchange Court), times TBC

Swap shopping for live experiments as Pi: Platform for Investigation leaves the Museum of Science and Industry for the first time, bringing impossibly small science into the Manchester Arndale shopping centre. 

Delve into the tiny nanoworld and discover ‘really small science’ with researchers from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Take part in hands-on, interactive experiments alongside expert engineers and scientists. Clean ‘dirty water’ using nanoholes, make your own nanojelly out of nanonets and move around like nanoparticles in gases, liquids and solids. Then explore how Manchester scientists produced graphene, the world’s first 2D material, and have a try yourself.

Please consult Manchester Arndale's facilities guide for accessibility information.

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