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

Wildlife Walks in Cardiff Bay

February 28 - March 3
Free

Sign Up Here! Discover the wildlife on your doorstep with our Wildlife Tours in Cardiff Bay! Join Cardiff university scientists for a one hour walk around the Cardiff Bay Wetlands, learn about the incredible wildlife and the research that happens in the bay! We'll supply you with binoculars and our wildlife expertise all you need to bring are some sensible walking shoes and maybe a raincoat or umbrella (It is Cardiff after all). Tours are suitable for all ages but…

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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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Free

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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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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Will A Robot Take My Job?

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Arcade Vaults, 27-31 High Street Arcade
Cardiff, CF10 1BB United Kingdom
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Book tickets here Automation is everywhere. Most people by now will have used an ATM, scanned their own shopping in the supermarket or bought a train ticket from a machine. Some people in the US have even taken trips in self-driving cars or had their mail delivered by a drone. Widespread automation is moving forward at an alarming rate. There are trains which can analyse and fix track defects without human intervention and shops that feature talking robots to welcome…

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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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Free

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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Sull space

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen St
Cardiff, CF10 2HQ United Kingdom
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You can get tickets for the event on Eventbrite. Sull space in Capitol Shopping Centre is opening its doors on the evening of Saturday 2nd March, to offer an exciting event which showcases the science of sound and vision through live performance. Elementary by Richard McReynolds Elementary is an electro-acoustic composition that is performed using physical gesture capture devices, such as an Xbox. Inspired by the work of Ryoji Ikeda, the work explores the use of basic particles of material.…

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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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Our Plastic Pollution Problem: Solutions from our Natural World

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Big Moose Coffee, 4-5 Frederick Street
Cardiff, CF10 2DB United Kingdom
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Free

Event by Nia Jones (@_niahjones) Tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-plastic-pollution-problem-solutions-from-our-natural-world-tickets-55433193173 The plastic pollution crisis is well known by now with many of us trying our best to reduce our impact and keep our oceans blue. Come and learn about the amazing ways in which our natural world is providing solutions to this problem. We’ll look to our skies, our beaches and our forests to learn about how to solve this crisis before it’s too late! Come along to this interactive…

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