Free Easter Fun at Oriel Science

A science themed Easter egg hunt, Easter crafts and a racing car simulator – “egg-citing” events for the Easter holidays! And it’s all Free.

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Swansea University’s Oriel Science in Princess Way (Swansea, SA1 5HE) will be offering a range of seasonal hands-on activities, all of which are free to participate in. Families and young people will be able to drop into the venue daily from 10am – 4pm from Saturday 8th April to Thursday 13th April and then from Tuesday 18th April to Sunday 23rd April where they can explore Science in a fun way.

Visitors both young and old will be able to join in the fun of discovering interesting scientific facts during the egg hunt like which animal does square “poos”, drive the exciting racing car simulator and make some Easter crafts at the arts and crafts workshop.

Chris Allton, Director of Oriel Science, said; “We are excited to welcome back the Swansea University Race Engineering’s car, it's been one of our most popular exhibits. As well as sitting in the open-wheeler racing car and driving the simulator around a race track, visitors to Oriel Science can hunt for Easter Eggs with a scientific theme, not to mention view and interact with our continuing "Story of Time" exhibition.”

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Marissa Gotsell, PR and Sponsorship Manager, Swansea University Race Engineering (SURE), said:  “We’re excited to be returning the SURE exhibit back to Oriel Science for the Easter holidays. Come along and test your driving skills on the same simulator used to test the skill of our drivers ready for the Formula Student competitions."



The ‘Story of Time’ exhibition at the venue is also set to continue.  Where does the time go? Can time really fly? Is time just an illusion? The Story of Time exhibition answers these questions.

Guarded by the Tardis and a Back to the Future DeLorean car, visitors can meander through, interact with, listen, look, touch and generally play around with exhibits around the theme of Time. Discover how the Higgs boson, often called the “God particle”, was first detected in the mock-up of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, see a glacial calving in Greenland, tell the time with tree rings, witness the history of the universe displayed on a 30 metre time wall, and hear the sounds of deep space as you watch a time lapse video of the southern stars.

Suitable for all ages, Oriel Science’s mission is to bring the wonders of Science to the public through exhibitions on a scientific theme, which will inspire visitors to think and explore how science and technology impact their daily lives.

Oriel Science is located in Princess Way, Swansea, SA1 5HE. Between Castle Square and The Kingsway, next to Zinco Lounge.

Admission is free and is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am till 4pm. Available for school visits (during the week) by appointment. Please email:

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