Get Ready for Norwich Science Festival 2023!

9 January 2023

Get Ready for Norwich Science Festival 2023!

A celebration of science

This February, Norwich is looking forward to a whole week filled with entertainment, learning and fun for all ages during Norwich Science Festival 2023! Prepare to be inspired and amazed with spectacular shows, awesome exhibitions, fascinating discoveries, cutting-edge research, inspiring talks, deep debates, and exciting hands-on activities.

There are 180+ events taking place over the week, including plenty of free and affordable experiences for both grown-ups and kids, so it’s the perfect way to spend half term! With so much to see and do, everyone can enjoy a week of scientific discovery in the city.

Presented by The Forum, Norwich, in partnership with many organisations across the region, including UEA and Norwich Research Park, you’ll get to explore the wonders of the universe, meet the scientists whose research has changed the world, and discover how science influences our everyday lives. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

Don’t miss out – book early for events, tickets on sale now!

Download the full brochure here.  


“We are very excited about working with our many partners, including University of East Anglia (UEA) and Norwich Research Park, to bring the Festival back at a new time of year, with a full in-person series of events.”
Natalie Bailey, Science Festival Producer

What’s On at Norwich Science Festival

For the whole family, you can catch the return of BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates with his new show Rude Science. Plus, you won’t want to miss the interactive game show Big and Small, where you can help Astronomer Affelia and Biochemist Alex settle a very important scientific debate: which is superior – big things like planets, or small things like proteins!

But don’t worry, adults – there’s plenty for you too. There are panels and talks on the science of heartbreak, extreme athletes and cold-water swimming, including a masterclass with a Wim Hof Method instructor. Plus, you can learn tales from wildlife TV with Dr George McGavin in It’s a Wild Life: tales from television. And if that’s not enough, you can even dance your way through Boogie on the Brain, a fun night of psychology, science and dancing.

During the Festival, The Forum’s Atrium and outdoor marquee will be
transformed into The Explorium – a place for all to explore the world
through science. Drop in 10.30am–4pm (11–18 Feb) for free, hands-on
science fun for all ages!

There’s also there’s a special headline event with Bonnie Garmus, whose bestselling novel Lessons in Chemistry tells the story of genius chemist Elizabeth Zott and her struggle against sexism in the science world of the 1960s.

Designed for kids and adults alike, Mark Thomson’s Spectacular Science Show promises to entertain and educate the audience in the most spectacular way. Don’t miss out!


Mark Thomson’s Spectacular Science Show

Download the full brochure here.