Everything you need to know about the Darganfod Science Festival. Book your tickets now!
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On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August, Tŷ Pawb and our new neighbors Xplore! Science Discovery Centre will be teaming up to bring an extravaganza of science to Wrexham town centre!
There will be all kinds of amazing family friendly activities taking place at both venues over the weekend, as well as outside on Chester Street.
Expect exploding custard, VR experiences, robots, stagazing, retro video games, lego, circus skills, enormous bubbles and lots, lots more!
There will also be an amazing opportunity to see a live tour of the CERN laboratory in Geneva – home of The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
The full timetable and ticket info
A variety of ticket options are available for the whole festival. Click here to view and book.
Highlights to look out for
Astronomy Evening (Xplore)
We have a special in person Astronomy Evening @XploreScienceUK looking at the vastness of space in all its glory.
Talks, activities and an out of this world planetarium make this an evening perfect for all ages.
Exploding Custard Show
The Exploding Custard Show from @ianrusselluk is a spectacular and light-hearted look at more experiments than you’ll be able to remember.
Be warned: you may find unusual things happening on your kitchen table afterwards…
The Bubble show from @ianrusselluk is a chance to ‘paint the air’ with some of the Biggest bubbles you have ever seen.
Learn about the invisible movement of air, surface tension and colour all while popping bubbles
The discovery of the Higgs Boson was one of the most exciting discoveries of science – could you have found the Higgs Boson yourself?
Join @Samuel_Gregson and take charge of the Large Hadron Collider using a smartphone or tablet.
Home Grown Scientists
Join us as we take you around Wales to learn about our unsung Welsh Scientists.
The show was co-created with local children to showcase innovative Scientists in the hope of inspiring a new generation of home-grown Scientists.
Hafren Dyfrdwy Digibus
@hafrendcymru brings the Digibus to Chester Street. A VR experience where you can track a raindrop from the its journey from the sky all the way to the sea. You can also explore a Minecraft version of the Severn River
@hafrendcymru brings the Experibus to Chester Street. Learn what it’s like to work with the water.
You’ll be able to play games like ‘flush it or bin it’, ‘leakage twister’ and ‘pipe buzzer’ to learn about water resource.
Wrexham Safari Tour
Discover nature within the heart of Wrexham on a Wrexham Safari tour. From ferns growing between the bricks to the birds sheltering in the green spaces, a surprising cast of characters can be found living alongside people
Come and create your own little book filled with fossils and minerals.
Create images from using collage techniques, draw minerals and stamping fossils shapes to create your own hunting journals. With artist Rebecca Hardy-Griffith.
Make your own pom-pom pea pals and a noughts and crosses style game!
This activity is inspired by Gregory Mendel’s pea plant experiments that formed the basis for our modern understanding of how genes work. With artist Sophia Leadill.
Get in on our Discovery Trail. Collect your worksheet at the Xplore desk to complete the Discovery Trail! Answer science clues, find the picture stops and crack the code to claim your prize at the Ty Pawb desk.
Film Screening: Big Hero 6
From Disney, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes an action-packed comedy-adventure about the bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada.
Join @Samuel_Gregson the ” bad boy of science” as you taking control of the Large Hadron Collider and Hunt for the particles.
Using a smart phone or tablet you can complete interactive games to help solve problems and analyse data.
Retro Video Games
Explore the world of Retro gaming by playing some truly classic games. We have games from the Playstation 1 , Atari 2600, Super Nintendo and more….
Have you ever wanted to drive a digger? Have you ever wanted to try driving a heavy goods vehicle? Our cutting edge simulator can allow you to have a go at digging, lifting and driving these massive vehicles.
Danjac the Brave
Can you aid Danjac the Brave on their epic journey to escape from Knightmare Castle? Join us this August to solve cryptographic challenges to help our adventurer escape from the castle!