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National Science and Media Museum

Meet real scientists, try hands-on activities, and find out about the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) organisations based in Bradford—you might be surprised.

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Join this ‘Springtelligence’ activity to design, make and take home your very own snake in a can!


Meet Siemens engineers and tackle the Level Crossing Challenge. Using simple code and small electronic circuits, you’ll help a train to pass safely through a working level crossing (Saturday 20 July only).


Learn more about sound and vision with Specsavers. Experiments, optical illusions and creative activities will help you understand how our eyes and ears work.


Meet staff and find out what skills and qualifications you need to join this growing local employer, who’ll also be showcasing their products.


Based in Bradford, Teledyne Defence & Space is a world leader in the electronic defence market. Discover more about what they do and the career paths they offer (Saturday 20 July only).


Currently physics is the third most popular A Level for boys, but only the 19th for girls. Meet WISE, whose People Like Me campaign aims to support the recruitment of girls into STEM subjects post-16.


  • Bouncing Astronauts Accompanied by their very own soundtrack, this incredible act will have everyone moonwalking! Look (and listen) out for the amazing bouncing astronauts around the festival.
  • Cyber Legion Meet members of this Doctor Who fan group, who’ll be appearing in costume as some of your favourite characters!
  • Element Trail Follow the trail around Bradford Science Festival and search for answers based on the periodic table.
  • STEM on the Screen Head to the big screen in City Park to see short films that showcase the best in STEM from the internet.