Science Fair

2019 Science Fair – Saturday 16th November

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Everyone’s favourite – and it’s free!

Join local groups, regional museums and national organisations showing off the best of hands-on science in Yorkshire.

Science Fair participant logosFrom physics to biology and engineering to wildlife come along to the Otley Courthouse for this year’s bustling Science Fair.

There really is something for everyone, with stalls, demonstrations, workshops and experiments to have a go at. Things to do at the Courthouse will include:

  • Make your own smoothie using pedal power
  • Find out what the atmosphere weighs
  • Immerse yourself in two worlds of science and art – create your own cellular art
  • Use Code and Microcomputers to bring stories to life with Leeds Libraries, Free Drop In for age 7+
  • Try your hand at programming a robot
  • Make some chemistry and discover physics
  • See heat and the greenhouse effect with an infra-red camera
  • See if you can find the queen bee
  • Find out about nesting swifts in Otley
  • Have a lucky dip dig for a fossil
  • Create your own insta-cloud and hovercraft
  • Meet Steve the skeleton
  • Join Amanda Panda and have fun making Stick Men
  • See how science is used to communicate information in a Museum Environment
  • Dip into the airwaves of the fascinating world around us
  • If you’re Very Quiet you can come and see some very special guests…
  • Visit the Otley Maker Space and have a go at laser cutting, soldering, 3D printing, stained glass making and more!

Then this year we have spread further with our Festival Fringe events around town:

  • Use Code and Minecraft for storytelling at Otley Library! FREE – book your place at Suitable for age 7+
  • Visit our very own Planetarium at Otley Parish Church for a FREE Star tour suitable for all the family with extra astro-themed activities

This free family event attracts hundreds of visitors and this year we expect it to be bigger and even more fun.

For more information download your handy map guide here: Science_Fair_Map_Guide

The Fair will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 16th November. Come and join the fun at Otley Courthouse.

Cakes, teas, coffees and lunch are available in the café all day.

Expression of interest for 2020 Science Fair

We are fully sorted for this year, but if you might be interested in exhibiting at the 2020 Science Fair please complete the form below and we will get in touch with you.

To be able to include you we need to receive your request by noon Monday 7th September 2020.


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