Manchester Science Festival


Science and Industry Musuem, Liverpool Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4FP
Manchester Science Festival


Manchester Science Festival, a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar and one of the most popular science festivals in the UK, is returning in 2021 with a jam-packed programme.

The festival, produced by the Science and Industry Museum, is now planned to take place from Friday 12 – Sunday 21 February 2021. The first details have been unveiled, revealing a programme that will explore the role of science, technology and communities in finding solutions to our changing climate, one of the world’s most urgent challenges. It will include a wealth of inspiring, entertaining and playful experiences for all ages, kicking off with the opportunity to become the Royal Photographic Society’s next Science Photographer of the Year. 

Visitors will witness some of science’s most cutting-edge developments in the fight against climate change. They will be treated to an unmissable line-up, including premieres and immersive arts, fashion, food, theatre and sustainable living experiences, as well as the chance to talk to leading scientists and climate campaigners during a series of special events and debates. Due to take place over February half term, the festival will offer something for everyone, including a host of fun family activities.

All activities will inform, engage and ignite curiosity about our changing climate. Most will take place across the Science and Industry Museum’s city-centre site, where visitors have been safely returning since August.   

The Science and Industry Museum is collaborating with a wealth of contributors to deliver the exciting programme, more details of which will be announced later this autumn. The first key partner to be unveiled is The Royal Photographic Society (RPS), whose mission of 'promoting the art and science of photography' has formed the basis of its work since 1853.

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Opening Times

Open (12 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021)

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