Explorers Fair 2019

Our weekend of creative learning is back!

Discover a range of fun activities for young creative explorers and their families.

When

16th February 2019
17th February 2019

What time

9:30AM - 6:00PM

Location

Broadway

Cost

Various.

See individual events for details.

Discover a range of fun activities for young creative explorers and their families.

Head to Broadway on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February for a weekend of discovery.

Be inspired by amazing artists, scientists and inventors at Broadway this February half term.

  • Try the latest games, gadgets and technology.
  • Make, learn and play at wonderful workshops.
  • Get hands-on with exciting experiments.
  • Discover ways to be creative with science and technology.

Who's going to be there?

At Explorers Fair you'll find playful workshops and interactive experiences from some of the UK's most talented techies, artists and scientists.

What's happening?

There's lots to see and do at Explorers Fair, with fun activities taking place across Broadway.

The Ball Run Factory

Saturday 16 Feb, 9:30AM & 1:00PM

Build inventive marble machines with science, technology and everyday materials.

In this hands-on workshop you and your child will work with artists and technologists to turn cardboard tubes, plumbing pipes and wooden tracks into creative contraptions.

Cost:

  • £12 – early bird (book before 1 Feb)
  • £15 – full price
Build robots with LEGO® WeDo 2.0

Build robots with LEGO® WeDo 2.0

LEGO® Robotics Lab

Saturday 16 Feb, 10:00AM & 2:00PM

Explore creative coding and build robotic inventions.

In this workshop led by Bright Box Makerspace, children and their accompanying adults will work together to experiment and play with LEGO® WeDo 2.0, a creative coding kit designed to make science and computing come to life.

Cost

  • £15 – full price
  • £12 – Get 20% off with purchase of a ticket to The LEGO® Movie 2™
Image by THEHONEYEFFECT, created with Tilt Brush

Image by THEHONEYEFFECT, created with Tilt Brush

Tilt Brush Tutorials

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 Feb, 10:00AM, 12:30PM & 3:00PM

Explore how virtual reality can be used to make three-dimensional artworks in these artist-led tutorials using Oculus Rift.

Level up your creative skills with one-on-one mentoring from Céline Siani Djiakoua, artist and Near Now Studio Member.

Cost

  • £30 – early bird (book before 1 Feb)
  • £40 – full price
Photo by Ashley Bird

Photo by Ashley Bird

Superhero Gadgets Lab

Sunday 17 Feb, 10:00AM & 2:00PM

Get creative with technology by designing superhero-inspired gadgets and gizmos with Bright Box Makerspace.

You'll be supported to creatively explore the concepts of biohacking and wearable technology to design superhero gadgets with different objects and tools. Use your imagination to invent gadgets that could be used to save the world — or just make it a bit more fantastic!

Cost

  • £12 – early bird (book before 1 Feb)
  • £15 – full price

More Explorers Fair activities to be announced soon.

Festival of Science & Curiosity

Explorers Fair is part of Nottingham's Festival of Science and Curiosity.

Bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to the heart of Nottingham from 13-20 February 2019. Visit www.nottsfosac.co.uk for more information.


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