Super Science Sunday

15 October, 10:00 am

7 hours (2 timed sessions)PWYD

Interactive | Environment & Nature, Health & Medicine, Science, Engineering

Super Science Sunday

Science Oxford Centre, off Quarry Road, Oxford, OX3 8SB

Spend a special day at the Science Oxford Centre in Headington to meet researchers, presenters and publishers. Learn about the design of medicines, the importance of natural ecosystems and how engineers tackle big problems with lots of fun hands-on activities. Tickets include three hour access to the Exploration Zone, with its 20 hands-on exhibits, and outdoors where you can enjoy trails in the woodland or a splash at the Water Lab.

Please help us keep track of venue capacity by booking your morning or afternoon slot (10am – 1pm or 2 – 5pm).

Suitable for ages 7 – 12, teenagers and adults.

Free parking available.

Your ticket includes:
Three-hour access to the Exploration Zone, woodland and Water Lab (change of clothes recommended) and the following activities:

Lab challenge: fight the virus!
Can you develop the next antiviral drug and prevent a pandemic? Step into a drug discovery lab to perform experiments and solve puzzles to find a drug to fight a new virus.
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, De Montfort University

Engineering your future
Explore the fascinating and creative world of engineering. Test out your dexterity with a robot arm, learn about nuclear fusion with a vacuum chamber and plasma ball, and find out how 3D printers are helping to solve real-world problems.
Oxfordshire Advanced Skills

Oceans and rainforests for curious young minds
What’s it like to dive down into the ocean depths or clamber up into a rainforest canopy? Join award-winning science writer Isabel Thomas for a talk and hands-on activities on the sights, sounds and smells of Earth’s most spectacular habitats, and meet some of the curious creatures that live there.
Isabel’s book Earth’s Immense Oceans can be purchased on the day or at
Oxford University Press

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IF Oxford uses Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing so you can choose to pay whatever you want or can afford. You can make your donation during booking or after the event and the amount you pay is up to you. A suggested donation of £5 per person for each event enjoyed will help secure the future of the Festival. IF Oxford is run by The Oxfordshire Science Festival (charity #1151361) and your donation may be eligible for Gift Aid, where a charity can claim back an extra 25% of your donation at no cost to you.

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Science Oxford Centre, OX3 8SB