Families enter the Cosmos at King’s Lynn science show

COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall 
Anabelle Martin 7 and Archie Martin 9
COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall Anabelle Martin 7 and Archie Martin 9

Families have been stepping into the world of science during a special roadshow in Lynn this week.

A pop-up space exhibition was opened at the town hall yesterday, as part of the Cosmos roadshow initiative.

COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall 
Isla Johnson 4, gap Isaac Johnson 6 and Joshua Johnson 8

COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall Isla Johnson 4, gap Isaac Johnson 6 and Joshua Johnson 8

The show, which closes on Monday afternoon, is designed to provide practical experiences of science, technology, maths and engineering – collectively known as the STEM subjects – to children.

It aims to challenge any preconceived ideas youngsters may have about what it means to be a scientist.

The initiative is led by the Cambridge Science Centre, in conjunction with the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership and the UK Space Agency.

The centre’s chief executive, Helen Slaski, said: “We are thrilled to be visiting King’s Lynn for the very first time.

COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall 
Euan Robinson 8, Iain Robinson, Annabelle Finch 8, Poppy Robinson and Lois Robinson

COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall Euan Robinson 8, Iain Robinson, Annabelle Finch 8, Poppy Robinson and Lois Robinson

“We are passionate about making STEM thrilling and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds; encouraging creativity, investigation and discovery.

“We are combining the best of our previous exhibitions with fantastic hands-on activities, sparking imaginations and inspiring young minds.”

The display is open from 10am to 4.30pm each day and is due to close on Monday.

COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall 
Logan Hurley 6

COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall Logan Hurley 6

COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall 
Bobby Parnell 8

COSMOS science workshop at Lynn Town Hall Bobby Parnell 8