Communication is key…

May 2017

Weekend Programme

Communication is key 300 x 200Communication is key in our daily lives whether it be in person, via text message or old fashioned smoke signals… Join us as we uncover various modern and ancient forms of communication and how technology has rapidly advanced communication. Be sure not to miss out!


Camera Obscura Tours
Daily @ 12:00 & 14:00 (weather dependant)
Have you ever taken a tour of the city while standing on one spot? Join us on one of our Camera Obscura tours for a 360° view of the surrounding area. Listen out for announcements to join the tour.

Science Show
Daily @ 13:00
Some call it magic, we call it science. Our daily Science Shows will excite while nurturing awareness that science is a part of our daily lives.


Saturday, 6 May 2017

The Earths Language (ages 8+ • entry fee only)
We need to communicate and connect with all forms of life, which includes our environment. Come and make your own terrarium, which is your own greenhouse in a bottle!

Treasure Hunt (ages 8+ • entry fee only)
Do you guys like clues, mystery and adventure? Come and follow the clues around the science centre and earn your (sweet) treasure.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Hieroglyphics or Logographics? (ages 6+ • entry fee only)
Believe it or not, not all characters in ancient Egypt writing is the dancing man painted on walls. Come and learn how to communicate like the people in the past.

Can you communicate it? (ages 8+ • entry fee only)
Do people keep telling you to listen to them when you know you are? How well can you concentrate and listen to someone? Come and put your listening skills to the test!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Telephone cups (ages 6+ • entry fee only)
“Watson, come here! I want to see you!” was the words famously said by Alexander Graham Bell when inventing the first telephone. Come and discover the history behind the telephone and make your own.

Skype talk (ages 8+ • entry fee only)
From posting letters in class to one another, to phoning a long lost friend on a telephone to now being able to video call someone you have not seen in a while, or even in a totally different country and have a conversation almost like it’s face-to-face with Skype. Come and join us where we will be giving you clues via Skype from an unknown location and see if you will be able to work in groups and solve it.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Morse code (ages 6+ • entry fee only)
So we are all use to sending text messages to one another on our smart phones, but do you know that there is a way to transmit text information by keying in a series of electronic pulses? This is called Morse Code. Come and expand your knowledge of communication with this age old communication.

Coding (ages 8+ • entry fee only)
Ever wonder how games are made? Come and speak the language of computers in a fun and entertaining way.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Secret Messages (ages 6+ • entry fee only)
Come and communicate secret messages using simple household materials.

The written word (ages 8+ • entry fee only)
Test your memory in writing with a fun game of reading and writing.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Build a radio (ages 6+ • entry fee only)
Discover the radio and how it is used to communicate. Build a little radio and enjoy some tunes.

Satellites (ages 8+ • entry fee only)
Learn more about satellite communication and build your own little paper Satellite.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Emojis (All ages • entry fee only)
Have fun with cool emojis in this fun modern day communication session.

Fun with flags (All ages • entry fee only)
Can we use flags to communicate? Come and find out…

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Communication in the wild (All ages • entry fee only)
If animals don’t speak our languages, how do they communicate with one another? Discover the language of the wild.

Know your Jargon (All ages • entry fee only)
Doctors, Farmers and even the army has their own slang phrases. What would you want to become? Learn to speak like them.