The cloud factory

9 October, 2:00 pm

30 minPWYD

Performance | Chemistry, Environment & Nature, Science

Have you ever touched a cloud? Have you ever smelled a strawberry cloud? Come to the cloud factory where you can touch, see and hear clouds as they are made from dry ice. They’ll even smell and taste interesting when we add in some unusual laboratory reagents! This multi-sensory workshop is ideal for young children and families.


Dr Sarah Bearchell is an award-winning science presenter based in Oxfordshire. She is passionate about making science activities work for everyone! She also writes for Aquila children’s magazine and Whizz Pop Bang.


This event is repeated at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Click the ‘Book now’ button to book for any of these sessions. 

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 20% of your donation at no cost to you.

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COVID security

With a sizable number of staff, performers, volunteers, and indeed the public, not yet fully vaccinated, we encourage our visitors to continue wearing masks and to practice social distancing so that we can all feel safe and protected. We see this as an important step to protecting everyone involved in creating culture in Oxford, and kindly request that visitors remain considerate during this time. In the event of a change in COVID status, the Festival reserves the right to convert in-person events to digital if required and will inform all ticket holders of any changes.


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