From Saturday 5th October 2019 00:00 to Saturday 26th October 2019 00:00
The family-friendly Hidden Elements trail sees 23 element posters placed in 19 venues around the city centre, with a further eight elements to find in a fringe trail at Norwich Research Park.
The brainchild of Dr Stephen Ashworth, Professor of Chemical Physics and Science Communication at the University of East Anglia, the Hidden Elements Trail runs from Saturday, October 5, until the end of Norwich Science Festival on Saturday, October 26. It celebrates 150 years since the Russian scientist, Dmitri Mendeleev, arranged all of the then known elements into a table, as well as marking the International Year of the Periodic Table.
Trail maps are available to pick up from The Forum and the Centrum building at the Norwich Research Park, and each element poster contains a special collectible letter. The letters form mystery words which can be filled out on the map and handed in at The Forum during the Festival (18–26 October).
All those who take part will receive a certificate and be entered into a prize draw for each trail, with four tickets to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure for the winner of the city trail and a science bundle worth £50 for the fringe trail.
The Hidden Elements Trail was made possible thanks to a grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry and is free to take part.
Norwich Science Festival runs from October 18 to 26, and is coordinated by The Forum with support from partner organisations, venues and sponsors including headline sponsorship from Anglian Water and chemistry day sponsored by Briar Chemicals.
The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF