Cardiff Science Festival will take over Wales’ capital city with exciting science events, aiming to inspire and educate. 
We will be releasing our full list of events soon, so keep your eyes peeled! In the mean time, you can find updates about the festival by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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February 2019

Techniquest – Molecules and Bright Sparks!

February 28 - March 3
Techniquest, Stuart St
Cardiff, CF10 5BW United Kingdom
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During the Cardiff Science Festival, Techniquest will be running some exciting extra activities to excite and educate everyone! The activities will be run throughout the day. Molecule Busking – Have a go at creating molecules using plastic elements as building blocks. ‘Bright Sparks’ Workshop Activities - Explore electricity through interactive, hands-on demonstrations, including the use of a Van de Graff generator. You can also be part of a human circuit to show how electricity flows. You'll then work in groups…

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Science Busking!

February 28 - March 3
Cardiff Queen Street, Queen Street
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Throughout the Cardiff Science Festival, amazing science communicators will take to the streets of Cardiff to demonstrate amazing science, showcase cutting edge research and chat about science to passers by. As you wander down Queen Street during the festival, keep an eye out for one of our amazing science buskers!

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Biomedical science and pathology – Capitol Science!

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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As part of Cardiff Science Festival 2019, we are taking over one of the shop spaces in the Capitol Shopping Centre. The space will feature loads of amazing events throughout the festival that you check out. The biomedical science and pathology group in the NHS have some fantastic family-friendly activities, which they'll be demonstrating in our pop-up shop space in the Capitol Shopping centre. The activities include some giant microbes, a live test of how clean your hands are, the…

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Pharmabees

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
St Davids Shopping Centre, St Davids Shopping Centre
Cardiff, CF10 2EF United Kingdom
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As part of Cardiff Science Festival the school of Pharmacy of Cardiff University  will be manning a stand  on the 28thFeb  in the  Crossways of the St David’s shopping centre from 9.30am until 17.00hrs. Come along and find out about the universities award wining Pharmabees project and hear about the work we are doing to support pollinators in Cardiff and inspire the next generation of Welsh scientists. If you are feeling stress have a free blood pressure check  while you wait to hear about the bees. This…

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Tenovus Cancer Care: Science and Shopping

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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Come along to the Tenovus Cancer Care popup shop in the Capitol Shopping Centre, to find out more about the work that the charity supports. Researchers supported by Tenovus Cancer Care will spend the day in their pop-up shop in Capitol Shopping Centre on 28th Feb. You're free to pop in and find out more about the research they fund, watch the virtual reality lab tour and have a look in the shop. Rochelle Ahmed is based at Cardiff University.…

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Museum After Dark

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum Cardiff Cardiff, cf103np United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Visit the Eventbrite page to book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gydar-hwyr-leonardo-after-dark-leonardo-tickets-55109385656 Have you ever wanted to explore the National Museum Cardiff at night? The Museum After Dark event opens up the museum and fills it with wondrous science themed activities and demonstrations. To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death National Museum Cardiff will be displaying twelve of his greatest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of this extraordinary artist. But Leonardo wasn’t just an artist – he was…

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March 2019

Medicine Discovery Institute – Capitol Science!

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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As part of Cardiff Science Festival 2019, we are taking over one of the shop spaces in the Capitol Shopping Centre. The space will feature loads of amazing events throughout the festival that you check out. Come along and see the amazing work that Medicine Discovery Institute of Cardiff University is doing, through some amazing and fun, family-friendly activities. You'll be able to build your own chemical structures out of building blocks, use the GI tract marble run to see…

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Lush Science

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Lush, 59-61 Queen St
Crdiff, CF10 2AT United Kingdom
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The Lush shop is opening its doors to during Cardiff Science Festival to show everyone the science of cosmetics! From the science of bath bombs to learning about the impact of plastic on our oceans, Lush is hosting a full day of science events that will show you another example of science in your every day life. There's no need to book for any of the events below, just drop in on Friday 1st March in store. The History of…

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AstroCymru – Astronaut Training

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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As part of Cardiff Science Festival 2019, we are taking over one of the shop spaces in the Capitol Shopping Centre. The space will feature loads of amazing events throughout the festival that you check out. Have you ever wanted to try your skills at being an Astronaut? Could you perform the challenging tasks undertaken by astronauts? Could you cope with the extreme and tricky conditions of living in space? AstroCymru will be running some amazing activities, allowing you to…

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Repair Cafe Wales – Capitol Science!

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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As part of Cardiff Science Festival 2019, we are taking over one of the shop spaces in the Capitol Shopping Centre. The space will feature loads of amazing events throughout the festival that you check out. Repair Cafe Wales is coming to the Capitol Science! space, to show you how you can repair those broken electronics, clothes and other items in your house, to reduce waste. A team of volunteers will be on hand to repair some items that are…

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Stardust Hunters

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bute Park Education Centre, Bute Park
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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It is estimated that 100 tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day. The tiny particles, known as micrometeorites, fall to the ground, and mixed with Earth stones, dirt and debris, are vey hard to find unless you know what you're looking for... In this workshop, we will hunt for these particles using everyday household objects, and try and find some bits of space right here in Cardiff! Come join us at the Bute Park Education Centre for…

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Planetary Hooping

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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Come and join The Sparklettes for a hula hoop demonstration and workshop based around the theme 'SPACE'! The Sparklettes will put on a special performance to help illustrate the moons that orbits each of the planets in our Solar System. The Sparklettes have been hula hooping their way around the UK since 2015 and is run by professional hula hoop instructor Elliecoptor Pilott, and professional cabaret performer Ernie Sparkles.  They have a wonderful troupe of Sparklettes who perform and teach…

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Discovering DNA & Food From The Oceans – Capitol Science!

March 2 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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As part of Cardiff Science Festival 2019, we are taking over one of the shop spaces in the Capitol Shopping Centre. The space will feature loads of amazing events throughout the festival that you check out. Come along to Capitol Science! to learn about and take part in two amazing projects - Discovering DNA: Wales Gene Park and Eat SMART. Eat Food from the Oceans! Discovering DNA: Wales Gene Park Wales Gene Park’s interactive stand will focus on Discovering DNA…

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Virtual Bee Hive

March 2 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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As part of Cardiff Science Festival 2019, we are taking over one of the shop spaces in the Capitol Shopping Centre. The space will feature loads of amazing events throughout the festival that you check out. What happens in a hive? What does a beekeeper do and how do they do it? Do honey bees really dance? Join Helen and Dhobby to answer all your burning questions about honey bees and beekeeping as well as a virtual tour of a beehive: no bees…

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Science Board Games!

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Firestorm Games, 15 Trade St
Cardiff, CF10 5DT United Kingdom
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You can register for the event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-board-games-tickets-55510503410 There's Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) behind most great Board Games. Pandemic, Terraforming Mars, Jenga, Exoplanets and many more games all have STEM at their core. Cardiff Science Festival has teamed up with Firestorm Games to show off these amazing STEM themed games and let you have a go at playing them. Local scientists and researchers will be on hand to talk and answer questions about the science behind the games, as well…

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HealthWise Wales

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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HealthWise Wales is your unique opportunity to be part of shaping the health and wellbeing of future generations in Wales, and help the NHS in Wales to plan for the future. HealthWise will be organising interactive workshops and engagement activities at the CardiffScienceFestival space in Capitol Shopping Centre this Sunday. Join HealthWise Wales in this unique opportunity to shape future of NHS in Wales

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