Support us | Visit us | Contact us
Family activities as part of the 2013 Summer Science Exhibition. Activities are also taking place on Sunday 7 July 2013
Dr Death and the Medi-Evil medicine show
A historically accurate panto for children and other childish people. Sneezes, wheezes, sickness and diseases are never welcome. But in the past, some of the treatments could be worse than the underlying illness. Join the time- travelling 'Dr Death', Simon Watt, to see if he can 'cure' you. Warning: this show promises blood, guts, gore and a lot more!
Show times: 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm
The art of stealth: a virus in my liver
The liver is a vital organ that works like a chemical factory every day to keep you alive. But what exactly does it do and how do viruses exploit it to hide from the immune system? With help from volunteers, Dr Zania Stamataki will demonstrate some of over 500 essential tasks that the largest organ in your body performs. How does the liver filter blood? Can it heal itself? How can a virus hide in plain sight?
Show times: 11.00am, 1.00pm
An exciting interactive workshop to demonstrate some of the unexpected affects of gravity and other forces. Featuring lots of hands on demonstrations, children can make and take home a ‘gravity bird’ - a balancing-bird toy .
Workshop times: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 3.00pm
A workshop where you will learn more about lights, colour and diffraction- children can make their very own ‘rainbow viewer’ to take home with them.
Workshop times: 11.30am, 2.00pm, 4.00pmElements explorerWith just 92 unique ingredients we can make everything in the world - cars, ketchup, PCs and people, you name it! Discover the amazing science of elements with Dan Green, the author of The Elements, one of six books shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2013.
Admission is free. Seating for the shows and participation in the workshops will be on a first come, first served basis. Please note that at the family activities children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times and no adults will be admitted without an accompanying child.
Enquiries: Contact the events team
Book prize event 6 Mar
History of science lecture 7 Mar
For more please see the Events diary.
Enter your address to receive regular emails about public events at the Royal Society.
Full listing of our events and exhibitions.
Watch videos of past events.
Most of our talks are free and open to the public.
We host major conferences for leading scientists.
Explore our annual science exhibition
Contact the events team.