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Find out below what there is to see and do at the museum. Filter by age recommendation and date to plan your visit.

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Graphene

Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond

Free

What’s invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel? Graphene.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Exhibition
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Manchester Science Festival 2016

Mostly free

Manchester Science Festival is set to return on 20 October 2016. The full programme will be announced on 6 September 2016.

  • Recommended for all ages
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Pop Bottle Microscopes

Free

Go on a nanoscale voyage and uncover the science behind microscopes in this free, family friendly workshop.

  • Recommended for ages 7 and older
  • Interactive science show
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Imagine it, Make it, Move it

Free

Join our Explainers for a jam-packed programme of hands-on, free activities, inspired by the wonders of the world’s first two-dimensional wonder material, graphene, and other great Manchester discoveries.

  • Recommended for ages 3 and older
  • Interactive gallery
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Creative Wonder Materials

Free

What’s kirigami? Can you build with graphene? Which materials might change our lives? Peel back the layers of the world’s first 2D material, and be inspired by the creative experimentation that led to the isolation of graphene.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Interactive gallery
Inventors Wanted

Inventors Wanted

Free

This high-energy, mischievous show inspires curiosity, drawing out questions about real-life figures and basic engineering concepts and celebrating creativity and invention.

  • Recommended for children under 7
  • Interactive science show
Control It

Build a Magnet Detector

Free

Will it pull or spin? Will it attract or repel? Discover the attraction of graphene in a workshop that has pure magnetism.

  • Recommended for ages 7 and older
Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov

In Conversation with Professor Andre Geim

Free (booking required)

A rare chance to hear the Nobel Prize-winning physicist talk about his life and work.

  • adults only
  • Discussion
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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