Playing with Goo and Glitter, splashing with boats, looking at fancy feathers and building your own Jaguar 2D car – what more could you want during October half

Following on from the success of the recent British Science Festival, Oriel Science in partnership with Swansea University will be putting on some exciting half- term hands-on workshops.

 Oriel Science with ambassadors The Oriel Science gallery, Princess Way, Swansea, SA1 5HE will be open daily from Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 30th October, between 10am and 4 pm.

As well as the current Story of Time exhibition, there will be a daily programme from Monday 24th - Friday 28th October of hands- on workshops for younger visitors offered by S4, the Swansea University Science for Schools Scheme.


The programme includes:

  • Goo! - exploring non Newtonian fluids (and glitter)
  • Boats that Float: a fun, interactive workshop on forces and motion. Be prepared to get splashed!
  • Fantastic feathers: how do birds fly? What are feathers for? A hands-on biology, ecology (and colouring) workshop.

EESW stand

In addition, Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) will be hosting  a workshop daily from Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 30th October where children will be able to build their own Jaguar 2D cars and race them down a Formula 1 track at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.  




The Story of Time exhibition

Where does the time go? Can time really fly? Is time just an illusion? The Story of Time exhibition at the new Oriel Science pop-up galleryanswers these questions.

DeLorean car

Guarded by the Tardis and a Back to the Future DeLorean car, visitors will be able to 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 located 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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