Published: Friday, 31st March 2017
COSMOS, powered by Cambridge Science Centre, is coming to King's Lynn Town Hall to deliver a week of amazing interactive science this Easter.
Open from Tuesday 4 April - Monday 10 April 2017, 10am - 4:30pm and FREE to the public.
Cambridge Science Centre has teamed up with the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCGP LEP) and the UK Space Agency to provide the families of King’s Lynn with a week of fantastic, hands-on science through a COSMOS Roadshow this Easter holiday.
The COSMOS Roadshow team will be bringing an exciting collection of their most popular hands-on, space-themed exhibits to King’s Lynn Town Hall, located on Saturday Market Place. The pop-up exhibition will include favourites such as the Gravity Well, along with drop-in activities to help children, young people and their families understand the exciting range of careers linked to the UK’s space industries.
COSMOS Roadshow is dedicated to opening up a world of possibility in communities across East Anglia, engaging people of all ages with hands-on experiences of science, technology, engineering and maths - known as STEM. According to the ASPIRES report from King’s College London, just 15% of young people aspire to be scientists. However studies show that preconceptions of what STEM may involve can deter young people from entering further education in these fields. Cambridge Science Centre is committed to showing families that STEM provides a platform for children to use their imaginations to discover new innovations.
Helen Slaski, CEO of the Cambridge Science Centre, said: “We are thrilled to be visiting King’s Lynn for the very first time. We are passionate about making STEM thrilling and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds; encouraging creativity, investigation and discovery. In King’s Lynn we are combining the best of our previous exhibitions with fantastic hands-on activities, sparking imaginations and inspiring young minds.”
To plan your Easter break with us, please visit www.cambridgesciencecentre.org and refer to the events calendar.
About Cambridge Science Centre:
Cambridge Science Centre is an award-winning science and discovery centre, which works with children, young people, schools, families and communities to give them hands-on adventures in science. As an educational charity (registered charity no. 1146349), the centre helps establish the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as vital skills for day-to-day life and future careers.
About GCGP LEP:
The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership is focused on helping to drive forward sustainable economic growth in our area – with local business, education providers, the third sector and the public sector working together to achieve this.
About UK Space Agency
UK Space Agency is responsible for strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and providing a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. It aims to increase awareness among the general public of the UK’s space programme and of the role that space plays in everyday life. Its “Space for All” programme uses space to educate and inspire the next generation, by supporting organisations which help to explain the importance of space.