This May half term, the Science and Industry Museum hosts an action-packed programme of family fun and educational entertainment inspired by the blockbuster world-premiere exhibition, Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You, which closes on Sun 9 Jun.

From Sat 25 May-Sun 2 Jun, the museum transforms into a Teddy Hospital with a programme of free activities celebrating our brilliant bodies.

Mini-medics can bring their favourite furry friends and learn more about our amazing anatomy and how to take care of every bone and organ with fun puzzles and challenges across the Department of Heads, Department of Hearts, Department of Bones and the Department of Bottoms.

On hand to shed light on the thrilling secrets of science, the museum’s expert Explainers return with an interactive show packed with mind-bending facts and ‘wow’ moments, as they explore our incredible human bodies and uncover the ways in which we’re all the same, but different too.

The delightfully disgusting Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You brings the hit BBC Children’s TV series to life, and celebrates the silliness of science in an immersive journey through a super-sized human digestive system. Tract travellers of all ages can explore our weird and wonderful inner functions while moving through the body as a poo, backed by a soundtrack of burps and belches along the way, from the mouth to the intestines. Don’t miss your last chance to explore the exhibition before it closes on Sun 9 Jun – grab a ticket from £9 here.

power up at science and industry museum

Open daily during the school holidays, and every weekend during term-time, ‘ultimate gaming experience’ Power Up invites players across the generations to enjoy hundreds of classic titles spanning the last five decades of gaming evolution, including nostalgic favourites like Pong and Pac-Man, latest-gen console titles, physical games like Wii Sports and even cutting-edge virtual reality systems. Book an annual pass and get unlimited access to Power Up in Manchester for a whole year for just £15.

From there, kids and grown-ups alike can witness the magic of science in action across the museum’s free, permanent galleries. Families can get hands-on in Experiment, an interactive space where visitors see through walls, shake hands with themselves, build towers, create glow-in-the-dark art and more. In the Textiles Gallery, families can embark on a free activity trail and meet the machines and people which made Manchester the first industrial city, before exploring its world-leading legacy of innovation and big ideas in Revolution Manchester.

Book your visit to the Science and Industry Museum this May half term here.

Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun, The Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Wed 15 May 2024