Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry has plenty going on this half term to keep the youngsters entertained.
Manchester Science Festival 2015, 22 October to 1 November, mainly free
Now in its 9th year, this 11 day and city wide event is proudly produced by the museum and supported by Siemens. Running from 22 October to 1 November, this year’s Festival also launches Manchester’s role as the European City of Science 2016. See our highlights here.
Experitots, Friday 16 October Who Am I? 10:30am - noon, £3 for one child and one adult
These popular creative activity sessions for under-6s feature puppets and storytelling to introduce the wonders of science to knee-high explorers and budding boffins. This month’s session explores light and colour.
Evaporation, 22 October to May 2016, free
See seas, oceans and tides celebrated in sculptural form by artist Tania Kovats. Winner of Cape Farewell’s James Lovelock Art Commission for 2015 and also a world premiere, Evaporation comprises a range of works including three large-scale metal bowls which reflect the shapes of the world’s oceans with their own salt water hydro-cycle. Also on display is one other of Kovat’s acclaimed work, All The Seas presenting water from all the world’s seas, collected with the help of a global network of people drawn in by the idea of bringing all the waters of the world to one place.
Cravings: Does Your Food Control You? October 22nd to September 2016, free, for ages 11+
From flavours learned in the womb to experiences in adult life, appetites are shaped by food. Through personal stories, the smells of Manchester, fascinating objects and cutting-edge science, this colourful and tasty exhibition explores how food affects the body, brain and eating habits.
What else is happening in Manchester for half term?