Bradford Science Festival

July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019

The Bradford Science Festival returns for an out-of-this-world weekend of fun, experiments and exploration in the city centre!

The festival, produced by the National Science and Media Museum in partnership with Bradford’s City Park and The Broadway, takes place at these three locations from Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 July, offering adults, children and families the opportunity to engage with science through fun events, challenges and demonstrations.

There will be plenty of extraordinary things to see and do at The Broadway:

Polestar Planetarium 

Two pop-up domes will be situated in the centre and once entered will take you to outer space! Walk across the surface of the moon through the Apollo relics, witness the Curiosity Rover land on Mars and travel to the ice moon Europa in a future adventure.

Floating Astronauts – One 30-minute appearance daily

Enjoy live performances by adventurous explorers taking giant leaps with every step to music! This act will have everyone moon-walking!

Biggest Eye on the Skies 

The European Southern Observatory are building the world’s biggest telescope: Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). We have hands-on activities to show how telescopes work and how the ELT will be used to discover planets. Enjoy experimenting with lasers, lenses and mirrors to find out how engineers are building this giant telescope. See “the invisible” mysteries of space using special cameras and discover new worlds beyond Earth.

Skyrora Stomp Rockets and Mission Patches 

Children can let their creativity go wild and design their own small rocket and then launch it 2 meters high by stepping on an air presser.

They can also learn all about Edinburgh based aerospace company Skyrora and get some Skyrora mission patches that be ironed onto their bags.

Virtual Reality Experience with RedboxVR

Be transported from The Broadway to the International Space Station and beyond!

Bradford Council Future Leaders Program Trail

Take part in an exciting trail from The Broadway to the Science Museum and engage in Science Festival activities and questions along the way to be in with the chance of winning a Broadway Gift Voucher.

For a full breakdown of events visit 


Free Event 

Saturday 20 July – Sunday 21 July