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FameLab

Free

The Museum of Science and Industry is hosting heats of FameLab, the UK's biggest competition to discover new talent to engage the public in science, technology, engineering and maths.

  • Open to adults aged 21 and older
  • Competition

Experiment!

Free

Stare into the mirror of infinity, create a tornado, and watch your own skeleton ride a bicycle. Play with 25 hands-on exhibits and see science in action.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Interactive gallery

Evaporation

Free

Tania Kovats’ new exhibition of sculptures and drawings explores the significance of our relationship with the world’s seas and oceans.

  • Recommended for ages 12 and older
  • Exhibition

Meet Baby

Free

The Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine, nicknamed Baby, was the first computer to store and run a program. Watch volunteers run our replica Baby and see how far computing has come since 1948.

  • Recommended for ages 12 and older
  • Demonstration

Cravings

Free

Take a tour of your taste buds and explore how food affects your brain, body and eating habits.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Exhibition

Engine demonstration

Free

Behold the power of steam! Find out how a mill engine works, and discover its role in the Industrial Revolution.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Demonstration

Weaving Workshop

Free

Learn more about the life of a Victorian weaver by making a cardboard loom and creating your own colourful fabric in this drop-in workshop.

  • Recommended for ages 5 to 11
  • Workshop

Manchester Mills demonstration

Free

Go back in time to the working mills of 150 years ago, experience the deafening sounds of the mill machines and find out what life was like for thousands of mill workers.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Demonstration

Experitots

£3 for 1 adult and 1 child

These creative activity sessions for children under 6 years old use puppets and storytelling to help toddlers get the most out of our hand-on science gallery Experiment.

  • Recommended for children under 6
  • Workshop