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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.
23 July 2016 – 25 June 2017 Free
What’s invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel? Graphene.
20 – 30 October 2016 Mostly free
Part laboratory, part playground – Manchester Science Festival takes place in eclectic venues across Greater Manchester to bring you science, art, performance, craft and conversations.
In addition to the Cloud Crash art installation and a dedicated series of Pi: Platform for Investigation events, we also have a bumper programme of other activities for all ages taking place at the museum during Manchester Science Festival, from 20 – 30 October 2016.
23 July 2016 - 25 June 2017 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.
29 September 2016 Free (booking required)
A rare chance to hear the Nobel Prize-winning physicist talk about his life and work.
20 October 2016 – 3 February 2017 Free
For the world premiere of Cape Farewell’s 2016 Lovelock Art Commission, Paris-based artists HeHe have taken inspiration from James Lovelock, the Museum of Science and Industry’s collection and the research of the Natural Environment Research Council.
22 – 30 October 2016 Free
We have a bumper Pi programme in October, as part of Manchester Science Festival.
Open daily 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.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 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.