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Ely Cathedral Science Festival

ELY CATHEDRAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL

THIS FESTIVAL AIMS TO OPEN UP THE WORLD OF SCIENCE AND THE NATURAL WORLD TO NEW AND DIVERSE AUDIENCES. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WILL BE CELEBRATED THROUGH ART AND MUSIC, EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES.

The Science Festival is kindly supported by

The Science Festival is kindly supported by

19 MAY - 18 JUNE 2017

A month long event of interactive fun and discovery exploring science and the natural world through art, music, exhibitions and fun activities for all ages.

This extraordinary festival will involve science shows, live experiments, prehistoric creatures and fascinating talks by leading experts. Highlights include a lecture by Prof Robert Winston, a dinosaur dig with a life size T REX and a Sci-Fi Prom featuring music from favourite composers and movies.

For the duration of the Festival a specialist exhibition will be on display in the Lady Chapel exploring the world of science from 'Dinosaurs to DNA' providing a rare opportunity to see many national and local artefacts of great scientific significance including an original copy of Darwin's Origin of Species and over 2 metres of remains of a Late Jurassic Pliosaur discovered in the Cambridgeshire Fens in the 1950s.

The Cathedral will be adorned with a science themed art work from over 500 local children and a specialist suspended installation by award winning contemporary artist, Alexandra Carr. Bodies of Movement.

The Cambridge Science Centre's Pop Up 'Science Laboratory' will be a permanent feature of the event.

Saturday 3 June

The Cathedral will be closed to visitors from Midday due to the Open University Graduation Ceremonies taking place in the Cathedral throughout the day. Visitor access to the Lady Chapel for the Science Festival Exhibition will be via the North Door. Open 10am-4pm. Entry £5.

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View the list of events below for further details on all Science Festival events.
Tickets available online.

21 Jun 2017