Free festive fun at Oriel Science

Peppermint candy cane festive goo, magnetic jingle bell ornaments, planet baubles and a racing car simulator are set to bring the festive spirit alive next week at Swansea’s Oriel Science in Princess Way.

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‌Swansea University’s Oriel Science will be offering a range of seasonal science activities in the run up to Christmas, which are all free.

Families and young people will be able to drop into the venue daily from 10am – 4pm from 17th December–23rd December where they can explore Science in a fun way.

Mary Gagen, Deputy Director of Oriel Science, said, ‘I’m delighted to be offering our festive science programme with the Swansea University Science for Schools Scheme (S4) and Swansea University Race Engineering (SURE). All our activities have a festive feel, are hands on and involve just the right amount of mess. The SURE racing car simulator is not to be missed and I would encourage anyone visiting the city centre next week to pop in for some free science fun and a photo with our solar system Christmas tree!’

The ‘Story of Time’ exhibition at the venue is also set to continue.  Where does the time go? Can time really fly? Is time just an illusion? The Story of Time exhibition answers these questions.

Guarded by the Tardis and a Back to the Future DeLorean car, visitors can meander through, interact with, listen, look, touch and generally play around with exhibits around the theme of Time. Discover how the Higgs boson, often called the “God particle”, was first detected in the mock-up of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, see a glacial calving in Greenland, tell the time with tree rings, witness the history of the universe displayed on a 30 metre time wall, and hear the sounds of deep space as you watch a time lapse video of the southern stars.

 Suitable for all ages, Oriel Science’s mission is to bring the wonders of Science to the public through exhibitions on a scientific theme, which will inspire visitors to think and explore how science and technology impact their daily lives.

Oriel Science is in Princess Way, Swansea, SA1 5HE. Between Castle Square and The Kingsway, next to Zinco Lounge.

Admission is free and is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am till 4pm. Available for school visits (during the week) by appointment. Please email:

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