Norwich Science Festival returns Saturday 17 – Saturday 24 February 2024, with a jam-
packed programme of shows, talks, and workshops for everyone to enjoy, including plenty of
events designed to help families make the most of the February half-term!
These Festival highlights make the perfect unique festive present: great for those who want
to gift experiences to their loved ones. Prices range from £5 – £25, with lots of events for the
whole family to enjoy. From forensic crime scene investigations to the science of beer and
brewing, there’s plenty to entertain the grown-ups, too.
Events for the whole family
BAFTA award-winner Maddie Moate invites families to explore the wonderful world of animal
conservation, where children can become honorary wildlife rangers. (Maddie’s Wildlife
Rangers, Sat 17 Feb, £13.50) TV engineer Fran Scott will reveal how to build an eco-racing
car – with plenty of amazing demonstrations and an awful lot of mess along the way! (How
to Build a Racing Car with Fran Scott, Fri 23 Feb, £5)
CBBC’s Operation Ouch! presenter Dr Daniel Olaiya will take kids on an adventure to space
and beyond, in his medicine meets cosmos, must-see family show. (Dr Daniel Olaiya’s
Scientific Space Adventure, Sun 18 Feb, Adult £16/Child £11) Alongside the ticketed
programme, Norwich Science Festival’s free Explorium at The Forum will be open every day
of the Festival from 10.30am-4pm, with a dedicated Quiet Hour from 9.30am.
Something for the grown-ups
For keen birders and wildlife fans, Strictly star Hamza Yassin is not to be missed! From his
early life in Sudan to his career as a wildlife cameraman and presenter (including on his own
successful documentary programme, Hamza: Strictly Birds of Prey), Hamza will share
insight into his life behind the lens. This event is presented in partnership with the Norfolk
Wildlife Trust. (Hamza Yassin: My Life Behind the Lens, Thu 22 Feb, £23.50)
Former Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector Steve Gaskin will give you the chance to
solve a murder in a unique hands-on CSI experience. This immersive show promises a
thrilling evening of crime scene investigation – can you find the killer before your time is up?
(Clu’Dunnit, Tues 20 Feb, £25)
Discover the science behind your favourite pint with BBC Radio 4 presenter and award-
winning brewer, Jaega Wise. With the opportunity to taste a selection of local beers, this is
perfect for those who love the pub! (The Science of Beer-making with Jaega Wise, Sun
18 Feb, £25)
The Edinburgh Fringe comes to Norwich in a hilarious comedy show with a STEMM twist,
Stand-up Science. Giggles guaranteed as comedians and scientists compete to make you
laugh. (Stand-up Science, Fri 23 Feb, £12.50)
Norwich Science Festival is presented by The Forum.