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Nothe Fort is holding Weymouth Family Science Festival on Sunday 1st October from 10:30am-4pm, bringing visitors a wide range of science demonstrations to experience.

Head to Nothe Fort for an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of science at the Weymouth Family Science Festival. Get ready to ignite your curiosity and embark on an adventure like no other!

The Weymouth Family Science Festival will host a collection of science demonstrations including:

Enter inside Dorset Astronomer Kate Earl’s inflatable Skyhigh Planetarium to hear stories and facts about the night sky, stars, and planets. Learn how to recognise the bright patterns of stars astronomers call constellations and hear how they got their names.

Session 1 – 10.45am

Session 2 – 11.45am

Session 3 – 12.45pm

Session 4 – 2pm

Session 5 – 3pm

MAX 25 per session (sign up on the day, first come first served)

Institute of Physics
Make and launch your own rocket in Nothe Fort parade ground. Plus a whole host of exciting experiments that you can try yourself!

Learn about marine life, conservation, and the vital role our oceans play in sustaining life on Earth.

Portland Museum
Portland Museum will be showcasing historical artifacts and tales from the past.

Litter Free Dorset
Litter Free Dorset will highlight the importance of preserving our environment and keeping our planet clean.

Paint Your Own Fossil/Fossil Hunter
Release your inner palaeontologist! Create your very own fossil masterpiece or try your hand at fossil hunting to uncover ancient secrets.

Victorian Scientist
Explore the roots of modern science with Gordon Le Pard.

Wessex Water
Learn about the science behind clean and sustainable water resources.

Polarised Light
See the world in a new light! Explore the fascinating phenomenon of polarised light.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the wonders of science and unlock the mysteries of our world. Whether you’re a budding scientist or simply curious about the world around you, there’s something for everyone at Science Day! Head to Nothe Fort for a day of exploration, education, and inspiration.

This event is covered by your General Admission ticket or Annual Pass. Booking for the Planetarium is ONLY available at the Nothe Fort on the day.