Getting brains buzzing for February half term
Looking for something different for February half term? Look no further, as Science Oxford offers a fabulously fun programme of events for children and families to get budding brains buzzing!
Did Humpty Dumpty fall, or was he pushed? We’re calling all super sleuths to crack unsolved cases CSI-style at Saturday Science Club in Nursery Rhyme Crimes ( 15thFeb, ages 5–9, Science Oxford Centre).
Join us at the Museum of Oxford for an interactive family show, Inventing Isobel (17thFeb, ages 5–7). Isobel loves solving problems and creating new contraptions. Can your young inventors help Isobel answer some important questions? Join in with our experiments and find out if chocolate burns, can you make an anchor out of polystyrene or which material makes the best bouncy ball?
Come and explore the Science Oxford Centre on our Family Open Days. The 20 Feb is fully booked, so don’t miss out on 15th Feb! Get hands-on with over 20 brilliant exhibits in the Exploration Zone – watch water freeze, build giant marble runs, listen to music through your teeth, and see what’s hot and what’s not with our thermal camera – and head outside to the woodland to follow the trails and spot the first signs of spring. A unique science-themed experience that enables children to play, explore and make discoveries.
Budding designers can enter our half term competition to create our new Science Oxford Centre bookmarks! See the world differently and draw a pair of eyes from a woodland creature, perhaps a spiky hedgehog, furry squirrel, shiny frog or a buzzing bee? Our favourite designs will be printed as bookmarks for World Book Day and given out to children visiting the centre. Find out more and enter here.
Lastly, young coders (ages 9–12) put timing skills to the test to beat the buzzer at Creative Computing Club Time Games on 22nd Feb at OCFI in Oxford City Centre. What a buzz!
All events can be booked via scienceoxford.com/events