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National Science and Media Museum

STEM on the Green

Enjoy outdoor challenges and demos in this thrilling zone. Tackle the challenge of a space plague or play life-sized videogames—the choice is yours!


SMASHfestUK presents Space Plague, a brand new immersive, interactive experience! A strange new disease with zombie-like symptoms has emerged... and we need you to help figure out what’s happening. You’ll journey through five levels to identify, fight and cure the mysterious Space Plague.


Price: £4

Enter the Actual Reality Arcade—a life-sized interactive game zone where you’ll be at the heart of the action! Experience 10 hands-on challenges based on classic arcade games such as Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Asteroids.

Event information and tickets for The Actual Reality Arcade


  • 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.