Oriel Science, in partnership with Swansea University, will be putting on some exciting half- term hands-on workshops and activities

Making Goo, painting a planet, making a Welsh Dragon for St David’s Day and creating your own “BioBlocks” what more could you want during February half-term! And it’s all Free.

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Oriel Science, Princess Way, Swansea, SA1 5HE will be open daily from Saturday 18th February to Sunday 26th February, between 10am and 4 pm.


As well as the current Story of Time exhibition there will be daily workshops, run by the Oriel Science ambassadors, who will be helping visitors both young and old to roll up their sleeves and join in the fun of playing with goo, dabbling with paint and turning their talents to St David’s Day craft making activities.

Exceptionally for the February half term the Oriel Science team will be joined by colleagues from Tidal Lagoon Power and the Swansea University SEACAMS2 project who will be helping visitors to design and shape their very own bio-blocks and learn about the magical benefits they bring to the marine environment.      

Mary Gagen, Deputy Director of Oriel Science said:

“Oriel will be open throughout the half term week with our Time exhibit and some hands-on activities led by our science ambassadors. Goo making will be back, with a springtime theme, our ‘paint a planet’ table will be available and we’ll have a special arts and crafts table with a St David’s Day theme! 

“We’re also really excited to have colleagues from Tidal Lagoon Power and the SEACAMS2 project joining us with their ‘bio-blocks’ workshop. Visitors can learn all about these important ‘artificial reef’ building blocks and how they are used to promote marine life”.




Creating a unique personalised ‘bio-block’.


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: s4science@swansea.ac.uk

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