Don’t miss a packed programme of family fun exploring all things sound and music, plus two captivating interactive exhibitions, this  February half term.

From Sat 11 Feb to Sun 26 Feb, march to the beat of your own drum and find your inner musician with a variety of hands-on activities. Build your own ‘music-makers’, create your own tunes and discover the secrets of sound in a new science show led by the museum’s expert Explainers.

Hear from people that work with music or noise in a series of inspiring talks. From guitarists to sound technicians, watch professionals in action as they demonstrate their expertise in regular ‘Sound Sessions’. Plus, on Sat 18 and Sun 19 Feb, a ‘special weekend bonanza’ of performances offers interactive opportunities for musical production and dancing.

On Sat 18 Feb, the Family Catwalk Extravaganza offers a free, fun and fierce movement workshop, culminating in a dance, fashion and lip sync competition where visitors decide the winners by stamping feet, clapping hands and. shaking their music-makers to show appreciation for the performers.

Look out for Textiles Demonstrations to experience the ‘thunderous sounds’ of Manchester’s Mills which affected mill workers, while special Acoustic Corners’ turn down the volume with a cosy, quiet environment where you can experiment with various materials that change how sound travels through the air.

Alongside the main half term programme, visitors are invited to discover five decades of video gaming technology with over a hundred playable consoles with interactive exhibition and nostalgic childhood wonderland,  Power UP, featuring classic titles including Guitar Hero, Pac Man and Astro Bot.

Featuring a series of immersive musical experiences, interactive activities, a specially commissioned musical playground and ample dancing opportunities with a ‘Boogie to the Beat’ motion-tracking mirror, world-first exhibition  Turn It Up: The power of music explores the science behind music’s profound, mysterious grip on the human imagination.

General admission tickets are free, while tickets to Turn It Up and Power Up £8 for adults and £6 for children.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
The Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP
, 10am-5pm
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Thu 19 Jan 2023