Free hands-on science roadshow coming to King’s Lynn

Destination space!
 This picture was taken at Cambridge Science Centre

Destination space! This picture was taken at Cambridge Science Centre

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COSMOS, powered by Cambridge Science Centre, is coming to Lynn Town Hall to deliver a week of amazing interactive science this Easter.

It opens on Tuesday (April 4) and continues through to Monday, April 10, from 10am - 4.30pm daily and is FREE to the public.

Cambridge Science Centre has teamed up with the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCGP LEP) and the UK Space Agency to provide the families of Lynn and West Norfolk with a week of fantastic, hands-on science through a COSMOS Roadshow this Easter holiday.

The COSMOS Roadshow team will be bringing an exciting collection of their most popular hands-on, space-themed exhibits to the Town Hall, located on Saturday Market Place.

The pop-up exhibition will include favourites such as the Gravity Well, along with drop-in activities to help children, young people and their families understand the exciting range of careers linked to the UK’s space industries.

COSMOS Roadshow is dedicated to opening up a world of possibility in communities across East Anglia, engaging people of all ages with hands-on experiences of science, technology, engineering and maths – known as STEM.

According to the Aspires report from King’s College London, just 15per cent of young people aspire to be scientists.

However studies show that preconceptions of what STEM may involve can deter young people from entering further education in these fields. Cambridge Science Centre is committed to showing families that STEM provides a platform for children to use their imaginations to discover new innovations.

Helen Slaski, chief executive officer of the Cambridge Science Centre, said: “We are thrilled to be visiting King’s Lynn for the very first time. We are passionate about making STEM thrilling and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds; encouraging creativity, investigation and discovery.

“In King’s Lynn we are combining the best of our previous exhibitions with fantastic hands-on activities, sparking imaginations and inspiring young minds.

“To plan your Easter break with us, visit www.cambridgesciencecentre.org and refer to the events calendar for more information.”