NextGen Zone

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Event schedule details

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June


Event location details

The Smith Centre (Science Museum)

Welcome to the fusion of creativity and science! A space created for and by 13 to 25-year-olds with immersive activities and cool demonstrations tailored to you!

From AI-gaming to mosquito tunes, VR for mental health and electric racing, discover the ideas transforming your future. Want more? Test your wits in the escape room, watch how your own brainwaves behave or explore the future of AI with our Young Producers.

Too much excitement? Enter our quiet space for some relaxing crafting, snap a long-lasting memory and share it with us, or grab a free snack and enjoy it listening to our DJ.

Whether you are a budding artist, a science enthusiast or simply someone who loves to delve into the unknown, there is something for you in the NextGen Zone (make sure to head in early to get one of our special treats before they run out). Mark your calendars and tell your friends - it’s FREE! Explore, socialise, relax and enjoy!

Visitor information

This is a drop in event. Our Festival Zones are themed spaces packed full of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and creative workshops. Explore all Festival Zones

This event has step-free access and accessible toilets via a lift.

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

  • Young People (13-25)
  • Workshop
A young woman smiles through the mesh netting of a display