Saturday family activities

Family activities

Family activities as part of the 2013 Summer Science Exhibition. Activities are also taking place on Sunday 7 July 2013

Event details

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

Weird forces

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

Rainbow viewers

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, 4.00pm

Elements explorer

With 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.

Time: 3.15pm

Attending this event

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

Saturday family activities 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The next big thing 29 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Four Royal Society Research Fellows discuss their work at the forefront of science at the Hay Festival.
  • Stuff matters 31 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Join award winning author Mark Miodownik at the Hay Festival.
  • Elements, genomes and ecosystems: cascading nitrogen and phosphorus impacts across levels of biological organisation 01 June 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Andrew Leitch, Professor Maurine Neiman, Professor Dag Hessen, Professor Puni Jeyasingh, Professor Lawrence J. Weider and Dr Ilia Leitch

For more events please see the events diary.

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