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Science Lab At The Higgins Bedford, Panacea Museum and John Bunyan Museum


FREE Hands-On STEM Activities as Part of British Science Week


Saturday 11th March 2023


Supported by the Town Centre Priority Fund


Enjoy a wide-range of FREE activities and demonstrations as part of British Science Week on Saturday 11th March at The Higgins Bedford, John Bunyan Museum and Panacea Museum.


At The Higgins Bedford



Circuit-making and semi-conductors with Bourns    Free drop-in     11am – 4pm    age 8+

Bourns who are celebrating 75 years of being based in Bedford will be running a circuit-making workshop – suitable for children aged 8+ free drop-in 11am – 4pm

Bourns will be showing a video showing how they make semi-conductor wafers and visitors will be able to see some wafers close-up.




Science demonstrations and activities with Bedford Modern School   Free drop-in   11am – 4pm   all ages

Staff and students from Bedford Modern School Science department will be delivering some exciting science demonstrations in the foyer and the courtyard. There will be hands-on activities too including a plasma ball, lasers and microscopes.


little science lab



Little Science Lab – Dry-ice Volcanos!    Booking Essential   Age 4+

Enjoy this super exciting hands-on experiment making dry-ice volcanos. Workshops last for 30 minutes. Places are limited and booking is essential. Only participating children need to book places, not their supporting adults. Workshops are at 11.15am, 12noon, and 1.15pm. Book here


little science labs



Geology Rocks! With Bedfordshire Geology Group  Free drop-in   11am – 4pm  

Find out more about the earth beneath our feet with experts from Bedfordshire Geology Group.



At John Bunyan Museum


Felt Sushi Making with Anne-Marie Abbate    Free drop-in       11am – 3pm

Make amazing felt sushi models in this artist-led workshop with Anne-Marie Abbate.


sushi making



Ebru Masterclass with Art Studio Tsymbal    Booking Essential

Learn how to make amazing marbled artworks in this fun masterclass with Art Studio Tsymbal. Places are limited and booking is essential. Only participating children need to book places, not their supporting adults. Workshops are at 1.40pm and 2.40pm (at the John Bunyan Museum).

Book here via The Higgins booking site.


Ebru Masterclass



‘Connections’ Museum Trail   Free drop-in    11am – 3pm  

Explore the John Bunyan Museum using this new museum trail – created especially for Science Lab.



At Panacea Museum


Teaching Talons    11.30am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 2pm  Booking Essential

Meet and greet some amazing animals and find out more about their habitats with the team from Teaching Talons. Book here


Great Ouse Environmental Trust  Free drop-in     10am – 4pm

Find out more about the River Great Ouse and what we can do to help it thrive.



Book online or call the Box Office on 01234 718044 - line open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.