Alongside their breathtakingly immersive exhibitions, The Science and Industry Museum have unveiled an illuminating programme of free, family-friendly fun which explores light, colour and sound through a series of hands-on activities, science shows and mesmerising experiences from Sat 17 Dec to Sun 8 Jan.

Led by the museum’s team of expert explainers, a brand new show transports visitors from the sun back to Earth in a spellbinding examination of how light travels through our atmosphere, the science of solar flares and the secrets of the Northern Lights. Visitors can also enjoy a range of interactive light-themed activities, play with shadows and experiment with reflections to create their own miniature light show.

Don’t miss street theatre company Curious Cargo’s series of special pop-up shows on Thu 22 Dec and Fri 23 Dec. Look out for their Winter Sprites delivering ‘enchanting knowledge’ of ice and snow. On Sat 7 Jan and Sun 8 Jan ‘Shadowgraph extraordinaire’ Drew Colby harnesses the magic of light to perform a hypnotic Hand Shadow show.

Running until 21 May 2023, Science and Industry Museum’s world-first exhibition Turn It Up: The power of music invites visitors to uncover the science behind music’s mysterious hold over human emotion and creativity through a range of engaging experiences and activities, including an interactive ‘musical playground’, art installations, bleeding-edge gesture-based music production software and more.

Promising ‘the ultimate gaming experience’, Power UP charts the history of video games in the most satisfying possible way, with over 100 playable consoles and classic titles from across five decades of gaming wonder.

Jamie Sloan, School and Families Manager at the Science and Industry Museum, said: ”We can’t wait to brighten up the winter holidays with our amazing activities themed around light, colour and sound. There will be loads of playful, entertaining and interesting experiences to
enjoy. From witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights to unravelling the mystery behind colour, and experimenting with music to exploring hundreds of video games, there really is something for everyone.”

On Tue 11 Dec, audiences aged 11+ can enjoy a live screening of the first of this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution, in which Professor Dame Sue Black offers unprecedented insight into her role as ‘one of the world’s leading forensic investigators’.

Book your free general admission tickets to enjoy the winter holiday programme. Plus, add on a special exhibition ticket for entry to Turn It Up and Power UP. For more information about what’s on this winter at the Science and Industry Museum, click here.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 17 Dec - Sun 8 Jan, The Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP
, 10am-5pm
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 22 Nov 2022