At-Bristol, the award-winning science
centre, is going to be a busy place of the coming months. Not only
are they heavily involved with Bristol's Big Green
Week, they will also be hosting a very special
guest when Gromit
Unleashed takes over the city.
Aardman model makers, whose work
includes the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit animations, will be
running masterclasses to help any aspring Nick Parks out there.
Participants will create their very own Gromits and bring them to
life in Animate It!,
at-Bristol's animation exhibition.
The centre will also be hosting a
packed programme of Live Lab activities, live science shows and
Planetarium shows running all summer long! Scroll down for
information about upcoming events...
Make Your Own Gromit!
From 25 July.
Model making workshops £3 in addition to standard admission
price (other activities included in admission)
Take a break from hunting out giant
Gromits across the city with a visit to At-Bristol! Meet a
real-life Aardman model maker, who'll teach you the tricks of the
trade and help you make your very own Gromit in an expert-led
Once your creations are ready to
star on the silver screen, bring them to life in Animate
It!, At-Bristol's unique animation exhibit. Take a
journey through the history of animation, direct your own
adventure, and meet Wallace and Gromit themselves - they'll be here
every day over the summer!
science in Live Lab
Fly by Wire Engineering Challenge
From 16 July, drop-in sessions
daily from 10am - 4pm. FREE with standard
Become an engineer for the day with
our Fly by Wire challenge! Working together with your family and
friends, you can put your engineering skills to the test and
investigate ways of powering a flying craft - all under the
guidance of Rolls Royce experts.
Using the same principles as those
used in some of the world's most complex engines, you can choose
your propulsion system, design the aerodynamics and test your
aircraft along our wire track to see if you have what it takes to
master the art of flight!
This activity is supported by Rolls
Explore Your Universe: Family
Regular shows at weekends and
during school holidays. FREE with standard
Explore Your Universe with this exciting family show, bringing
to life the latest discoveries in science - from atoms to
astrophysics! Follow in the footsteps of top UK experts at
the cutting edge of research as we explore what links particle
accelerators with 80s hair, and find out what space telescopes have
in common with adrenaline-fuelled police chases.
See yourself in infrared and watch laser beams above your head
in this highly charged show, produced with the UK Association for
Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) and the Science and Technology
Facilities Council (STFC).
Summer Night Sky Planetarium
From 18 June, regular daily
shows. £1 in addition to standard admission
As the evenings turn warmer, it's
the perfect time to stay out later and look to the skies!
Join At-Bristol's expert presenters for a tour of the Summer night
sky, from black holes to colourful stars. Take a trip to the
Milky Way, learn how to spot the Summer Triangle, and discover the
myths behind Aquila the Eagle and Cygnus the Swan - constellations
you can see from your own back garden this summer!
Little Stars Planetarium
Weekends and school holidays,
2pm. 50p in addition to standard admission
Come and get star struck with
At-Bristol's specially-designed Planetarium show for the under
fives. All tiny explorers are welcome to join in with an
interactive story full of exciting sights and sounds - perfect
for introducing younger adventurers to the wonders of the night