Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL
  • Telephone 01477 571 766
  • Opening times Daily 10am–5pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.jodrellbank.net
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Bee Backpack Trail

Can you do the waggle dance? How does a bee see? Explore the life of a honey bee as you make your way around the Jodrell Bank gardens carrying out bee-themed activities along the way. Bee Backpacks are available from 28th May – 31st August

Mon 28 May

Returnable £20 deposit required / 01477 571 766

Tue 29 May

Returnable £20 deposit required / 01477 571 766

Wed 30 May

Returnable £20 deposit required / 01477 571 766

…and 93 more dates until 31 Aug

Bluedot Festival

Bluedot; an Intergalactic Festival of Music, Science, Technology & The Exploration of Space

Fri 20 Jul

Free / 01477 571 766

Sat 21 Jul

Free / 01477 571 766

Sun 22 Jul

Free / 01477 571 766

Bluedot Festival

Richard Dawkins alongside The Chemical Brothers, Future Islands, The Flaming Lips and The Blue Planet with The Hallé provides a highly eclectic mix of music, science and technology.

Thu 19 Jul

£16.50–£65.73 (Children £0–£42.90) / 01477 571 766

Fri 20 Jul

£16.50–£65.73 (Children £0–£42.90) / 01477 571 766

Sat 21 Jul

£16.50–£65.73 (Children £0–£42.90) / 01477 571 766

Sun 22 Jul

£16.50–£65.73 (Children £0–£42.90) / 01477 571 766

bluedot Travel

Bluedot is an award-winning festival of discovery at the grounds of a deep space observatory.

Thu 19 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01477 571 766

Half Term: Journey through the Solar System

Do you want to explore space? Then come and meet the Jodrell Bank team in their Clockwork Orrery for a journey through the Solar System! On the way you’ll be stopping at some of the planets to discover how they are different from Earth, plus we’ll play a game or two!

Tue 29 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Wed 30 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Thu 31 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Fri 1 Jun

Free / 01477 571 766

Half Term: Live Beekeeping Demonstrations

Watch Master Beekeepers at work in a live beekeeping demonstration. You’ll see the fascinating and ancient craft of beekeeping up close and in action at Jodrell Bank’s very own Apiary and the Beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions.

Mon 28 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Tue 29 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Wed 30 May

Free / 01477 571 766

…and 2 more dates until 1 Jun

Half Term: Live Science Show ‘No Place Like Home’

What makes our home planet so special? Take a tour through the Solar System to discover how every planet is different and why Earth is the best place for us to live.

Sat 26 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Sun 27 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Mon 28 May

Free / 01477 571 766

…and 4 more dates until 1 Jun

Half Term: Meet the Cheshire Beekeepers

Visit us this half term for a chance to talk to real Beekeepers and learn about the ancient craft of Beekeeping.

Mon 28 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Tue 29 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Wed 30 May

Free / 01477 571 766

…and 2 more dates until 1 Jun

Half Term: Meet the Expert

Here’s your chance to meet one of Jodrell Bank’s resident science and astronomy experts. You’ll get to find out about their work and have the chance to ask the questions you’ve always wanted the answers to.

Tue 29 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Wed 30 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Thu 31 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Fri 1 Jun

Free / 01477 571 766

Half Term: Operation Earth Activities

Join the Jodrell Bank team as they dive into the exciting world of environmental science. Through fun and engaging hands-on activities, you’ll learn all about the current issues facing our planet and what you can do to help. Activities are part of Operation Earth, a nation-wide project funded by NERC (Natural…

Sat 26 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Sun 27 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Mon 28 May

Free / 01477 571 766

…and 6 more dates until 3 Jun

Half Term: Siemens’ Interactive Games

Learn, explore and experience science, technology, engineering and maths in action with Siemens’ interactive games.

Tue 29 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Wed 30 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Thu 31 May

Free / 01477 571 766

…and 3 more dates until 3 Jun

Half Term: Telescope Walking Tours

Join one of Jodrell Bank’s popular Telescope Walking Tours, as one of our friendly Explainers takes you for a stroll around the base of the impressive Lovell Telescope.

Tue 29 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Wed 30 May

Free / 01477 571 766

Thu 31 May

Free / 01477 571 766

…and 3 more dates until 3 Jun

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