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Sideshow Science

In the October and February half term school holidays we run our hugely popular 'Sideshow Science' events at Weston Park Museum. Up to 1000 children and adults taking part on any one day.

Whether you're investigating optical illusions, photosynthesis, honeybee dances or clever crows, you're bound to have fun learning something new!

Check out the dates for next half term at and come along and join us. There's no need to book!

Upcoming events

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Honeybees

Honeybee dance

How do honeybees find food?

We learn how they communicate through dancing.

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis demonstration

What is photosynthesis?

We discover what powers life on Earth.How do optical illusions trick our brains? Everyone was amazed at what they saw, or didn't see!

Optical illusions

Optical illusion demonstration

How do optical illusions trick our brains?

Everyone was amazed at what they saw, or didn't see!