Spread the news! Darganfod/Discover Science Festival is returning to Wrexham city centre this summer and tickets are on sale now!

Tŷ Pawb and Xplore! Science Discovery Centre are teaming up once again for a family friendly weekend of spectacular interactive shows, hands on science activities, arts workshops, and much more!

This year’s festival will take place on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th August 2024 and promises to be the most exciting edition yet! Here are some of the activities you can look forward to….


In this interactive experience we showcase the super-smart abilities of the world’s most incredible animals. Featuring puzzles and tests for the whole audience to join in and challenge your own intelligence against amazing animals.

The Sonic Spider

Play and listen to ‘the world’s first eight-legged musical instrument’ and explore the mind of the female orb web spider through sound. For humans, listening to the sounds around us is the closest that we can come to entering the spider’s world of vibrations….

The Bad Boy of Science

Join acclaimed particle physicist AND science communicator, Sam Gregson for a fast-paced, interactive, educational physics show, full of open-minded wonder – and a hint of comedy!

Never a Gull Moment!

Join playful Fishmongers Cliff and Nestor in this comical and engaging walkabout act as they search for an impossible solution to the question: what to do about all the gulls? With a surprising message about the environment and conservation, prepare to ruffle some feathers with interactive puppetry, physical and verbal comedy for families, and an eye-catching flock of giddy gulls!

A summer holiday highlight for families

Lead Member with responsibility for Tŷ Pawb, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “Since returning to Wrexham in 2019, Darganfod Science Festival has grown in popularity and ambition each year and is now one of the highlights of the summer holidays in the city centre.

“Last year’s festival was the most successful edition yet, with over 800 people attending over two days. We are hoping to build on the success this year and hope to see even more families enjoying an extravaganza of engaging science and art.”

Book your tickets now

Darganfod/Discover Science Discovery Festival takes place on Saturday 3rd & Friday 4th August 2024.

Head to the Darganfod website for all ticket information.

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