Nuclear Energy Futures Fair

Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June

12.00 - 18.00

Event location details

Points 24-26 on the map

Princes Gardens

Roll up, roll up to the Nuclear Energy Future Fair! Discover the power of the future with an array of activities.

The Remarkable Prince Rupert's Drop

Can glass shatter a bullet? Find out with this explosive demonstration and learn why nuclear scientists care how materials behave on the small scale when building big reactors.

Bubble Tube & See-Saw

Can you run a nuclear reactor? Balance the seesaw of criticality to get a reactor running smoothly and check out how we measure bubbles in coolant in a reactor.

Coconut Shy & Hook-a-Duck

How strong is nuclear shielding? Try the containment coconut shy find out and why not also play hook-a-duck with a nuclear expert to sort nuclear fact from fiction.

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)

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Event categories

  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Family with under 7s
  • Workshop