Powering Up Science Festival

The Scottish Maritime Museum's Powering Up Science Festival returns on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May with an even bigger programme of FREE family activities, challenges and fun!

Powering Up Science Festival

About Powering Up Science Festival

The Scottish Maritime Museum and event partners invite everyone to come along and have a blast discovering their inner scientist or engineer over the FREE weekend, which takes place within marquees in the courtyard of the Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) on Castle Street in Dumbarton between 10am – 4pm each day.

Visitors will be able to choose from even more stands at this year’s festival, which is once again supported by National Museums Scotland’s Powering Up renewable energy outreach programme, which is generously funded by the ScottishPower Foundation.

The national science initiative, Powering Up has been created to inspire more young people in Scotland to consider a future career in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries.

As well as enjoying activities with the Scottish Maritime Museum and National Museums Scotland teams, visitors will thrill to activities and challenges led by Industrial Museums Scotland/ National Mining Museum Scotland, Peachy Keen Human Energy, Aerospace Kinross, RSPB, University of the West of Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland.

Amongst the activities and challenges, visitors will be able to try their hand at Pop Pop heat engine boat racing, test their own model wind turbine designs, discover steam engineering in action, construct a hydro-powered dam with LEGO® bricks, discover what curiously named robot blocks and Whirly Birds are all about and stretch their legs to create some serious cycle-power to move water and much more.

There will also be FREE entry to the Scottish Maritime Museum throughout the weekend to enjoy too!

Visitors can pop in and explore the Museum’s new Engage, Experiment, Engineer gallery and 'Style at Sea' exhibition charting the golden era of ocean liners.

They can also join a free guided tour of the vast Victorian Denny Tank, the world’s longest surviving ship model testing tank and an integral part of the former William Denny shipyard on which the Museum stands.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Powering Up Science Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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