Making Science Fun at Erasmus Darwin House!

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 13:05

In association with National Science and Engineering Week Erasmus Darwin House will once again be holding a family activity day where they will be doing all sorts of fun science experiments such as putting a skewer through a balloon without bursting it and using our video microscope to look at cells. This year, visitors will be able to see a special demonstration of the amazing nylon rope trick!

This will be the sixth year that the museum has celebrated this event with the support of Lichfield Science & Engineering Society. A new addition to this year’s activities will be Get Sparky! where children will be able to have a go at making an electricity pylon, so come along and have a go! There will be two free sessions available at 10 and 2pm, however booking is advisable as spaces are limited.

Alison Wallis, Manager of the museum says “Every year this has turned out to be such an exciting event. It’s great that we can put on so many science activities but, at the same time, making them fun, easy and accessible – just the way science should be!”.

National Science and Engineering Week is an annual event held in March. This year it is between the dates 9th & 18th and brings an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in science, engineering and technology activities. For more information go to

To take part in the Fun Physics, Brilliant Biology & Exciting Electricity! on Saturday 10th March just drop in between 12 and 4pm. It is free to come in so bring all the family!

For more information please call the House on 01543 306260, check out our website  or email .