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Family Shows at Norwich Science Festival

Returning this February Half Term, Norwich Science Festival brims with events to excite young minds. As well as workshops, demonstrations and talks, there are a host of shows for families to enjoy together.

There’s lots going on at Norwich Theatres. Join presenter and YouTuber Maddie Moate for Maddie’s Wildlife Rangers to test your wildlife knowledge and learn about animal tracking; or experience Breathe, a truly sensory experience using thumping Drum & Bass, ethereal folk, puppetry and live camera work to explore the inner workings of trees.

If you want something a bit less earth-bound, try Dr Daniel Olaiya’s Scientific Space Adventure, where the Operation Ouch! presenter will take you on a journey to discover the effect of space travel on the human body. And if that sounds too futuristic for you, take a step back in time for poems, raps and songs featuring prehistoric protagonists in The Great Big Dinosaur Show, or take a deep dive into The Science of Jurassic World with author and presenter Jon Chase.

Over at Epic Studios, get into engineering and help design the perfect eco-racing car in How to Build a Racing Car with Fran Scott. And if you’ve got a head for numbers (and are feeling competitive) join in brand-new family comedy show The Big Maths Game Show at Norwich School.

The climate crisis is a big deal for younger generations – and it’s easy for them to feel a lack of autonomy about the future of our planet. At Diss Corn Hall, Don’t Panic! We CAN Save the Planet! with comedian and author James Campbell, will inspire children to feel that they can do something on their own terms to help the fight against climate change.

This is just a taste of the week-long programme. Find out more at

If you’re looking for science-inspired events for adults, check out our other Norwich Science Festival blog.