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Wonder Materials

Free

What’s invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel? And could be about to change your life? Graphene.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and older
  • Exhibition

MakeFest

Free

MakeFest is back for 2016, taking over the museum for a weekend of coding, crafting and creating.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Festival

1830 Express

Charges apply

Hop on the 1830 Express and step back to a time to when cotton was king and railways were about to change the world forever.

  • Recommended for all ages
  • Ride

Manchester After Hours

£3.50 (includes drink on arrival)

All aboard for a musical tour of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway.

  • Recommended for ages 14 and older
  • Ride

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

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

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

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