Otley Science Festival includes a number of events for schools. These are designed for primary schools (KS1 and KS2).  They run during the day of the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the Science Festival week in November.

As an example below is the 2017 schedule. 2018 details will be added when they are available, expected around June.

Tuesday 7th Nov 9.30am (sold out), 11.00am and 1.30pmScience Made Simple David Price

 Music To Your Ears

Join award winning science communicator David Price from Science Made Simple as he explains how sounds are produced and how you can control them to make music. Learn how to make a simple instrument, hear the amazing hands-free theremin and see how CDs and MP3s can store your favourite sounds.

Find out more about the show here and find out more about David Price here

£3 per child. Years 3–6, KS2.

Wednesday 8th Nov 9.30am, 11.00am and 1.30pm

The World Of Owls And Raptors

schools_owls_and_raptors_2_800x639Delve into the world of birds of prey with Head Falconer Ryan Stocks and learn all about these amazing animals. The audience will be delighted seeing the trained owls fly around the room and sometimes land on volunteers hands and discover how they hunt using their powerful senses and sharp talons.

Find out more about Owl Adventures here

£3 per child. Years 1-6, KS1 & KS2.


Thursday 9th Nov 9.30am, 11.00am and 1.30pm

Can You Believe Your Eyes!Schools_Believe_your_eyes_1_800x564

Using visual illusions the Colour Experience team from Bradford will explore the difference between vision and perception, looking at an amazing range of cool optical effects to boggle the audiences brain. They will also get to grips with the different colours in light and even make a rainbow or two.

Find out more about the Colour Experience here

£3 per child. Years 1–6, KS1 & KS2.

You can download our 2017 schools programme here

 All shows run for 1 hour. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
To book seats for these events please call Rachel Savage at Otley Courthouse on 01943 467216

Previous years

We also have information and links on some of our schools events previous years here