In a way, all children are scientists. Always enquiring of mind, pushing the boundaries of what is possible (can I climb/eat/destroy this?), always trying out new ways of interacting with the world around them.
The Science Alive Under 5 Fest harnesses these inquisitive impulses and sends them off in daring (but actually pretty safe) new directions.
For several days in March the Canterbury Table Tennis Stadium on Blenheim Rd will be converted into a whistling, waving, spinning, whooshing, bleating hive of activity. Numerous "stations" around the venue demonstrate through colourful, interactive fun, the effects of gravity, wind, light, magnetism and more. There is also a petting zoo, puppet show, building with giant blocks and other cool toys to play with. Librarians will be there telling stories.
Under 2s get free entry ($6 per person for everyone else)
1-7 March 2016
Table Tennis Canterbury Stadium
294 Blenheim Road, Christchurch
9:30 - 4:30 every day
Travelling by bus? Jump on the Route 80 bus and get off at the stop by The Warehouse. Table Tennis Canterbury is on the opposite side of Blenheim Road.
For more details visit the Science Alive website or the Under 5 Fest Facebook event page.
Science Alive at Libraries
For older kids Science Alive also offer an after school science programme in ten of our libraries across Christchurch
Programmes run during term time except the first week and no bookings are required.
More resources for young scientists
Inspired to introduce more science-themed fun to your child? Try these resources -
- Booklists on all sorts of science subjects
- A how-to guide to science fairs
- Good science books – Royal Society prize-winners
- Childrens’ science picture books