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Return for award-winning science extravaganza

Lancashire Science Festival will take place on UCLan’s Preston Campus between 27 and 29 June.

One of the biggest free events in Lancashire is returning and it is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

The award-winning Lancashire Science Festival, organised and hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), is an action-packed fun fest showcasing the

very best in electrifying shows, fantastic workshops, exciting exhibits and hands-on activities.

Among the highlights at this year’s three-day extravaganza are the From Plate to Poo show, Science Dome Planetarium and a pop-up electricity interactive exhibit.

Other exciting demonstrations and shows will reveal the science in your favourite sci-fi shows and the maths that make thrilling theme-park rides. Many companies and organisations will also be bringing activities to share the science and technology in the world around us.

The event offers a wide variety of activities to inspire youngsters about the real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

Once again, UCLan’s Preston City Centre Campus will be awash with thousands of children from regional primary schools on Thursday 27 June and Friday 28 June while the public day will run from 9.00am until 5.00pm on Saturday 29 June.

In addition, Lancashire Science Festival roadshows will be visiting high schools across the North West to demonstrate the wonder of science and the possible career paths open to teenagers.

The event has previously won the Best Community or Business Engagement Campaign prize at the Heist Awards for Education Marketing and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign at the Northern Marketing Awards.

Dr Liz Granger, Lancashire Science Festival Director, said: “This is our eighth year and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. We’ve got such a great selection of science, technology, engineering and maths events taking place with shows, workshops and drop-in activities that appeal to all ages.

“Last year 20,000 people attended our Preston Campus or took part in a roadshow event. Those figures show the mass appeal of a free, annual educational festival in the North West and highlight why it’s fast becoming a not to be missed event for everyone.”

Pre-registration for the Saturday of the Lancashire Science Festival opens on 11 April at There is no need to pre-book the shows or the large majority of activities. There are a small number of workshops which require pre-booking. Workshop bookings will open 12noon on 2 May. They are £1 per person per workshop, with the money going to Derian House.

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