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Celebrate British Science Week at the Dorchester Family Science Festival

Friday, March 8th, 2019

For all those, young and old, who love science and like learning new things, there is an exciting new event coming to the Corn Exchange in Dorchester on Sunday 17th March from 1pm – 5pm.

Events, Activities and Astronomers

Offering a free Family Science Festival, experts from all over Dorset will set out to delight, amaze and inspire the scientist in you!

With a very wide range of activities, there will be something for everyone. Come and learn about elephants and their conservation, peer through microscopes at things that glow in the dark, and get to know what makes ticks tick!

There will be the chance to ‘ask the astronomer’ and explore what stars are made of, mix things up with a local Chemist, and handle exotic animals – if you dare.

Plus learn about radio tracking, and how the technology is being used to help the planet.

You will also be able to observe living microbes and even augment your reality and enter a prehistoric world of dinosaurs.

Dorset Inflatable Museum Debut

The event will also see the debut outing of the ‘Dorset Inflatable Museum’ which will be touring the County from April, providing a unique pop up experience whilst the Dorset County Museum undergoes extensive and exciting refurbishment.

There will be light refreshments available to keep you going through the afternoon.

The event is being organised by Bournemouth University, the Thomas Hardye School, the Dorset County Museum and Dorchester Town Council with support and sponsorship from the Royal Society of Biology.

The Family Science Festival is programmed as part of the national British Science Week which runs from the 8th-17th March and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

For more information, please contact Emma Scott at or call her, at the Town Council, on 01305 896114.

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