Marvellous Materials

Exploring materials

Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Point 22 on the map

Princes Gardens

Get hands-on with awesome materials. See a butterfly's wing under the microscope, and find out how scientists and engineers have been inspired by nature to create materials that behave in surprising ways and do extraordinary things.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event.

To plan your visit, you can download a copy of the timed events schedule and map (pdf) or see the printed programme (pdf)

To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first look at the programme, and opportunities to book free tickets for popular events.


Event categories

  • Family with 7+
  • Family with under 7s
  • Workshop
Exploring materials