Join us on 22nd - 25th August 2024
Powderham Castle, Devon

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Guerilla Science

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Hack Your Brain with Braintastic

Ages: All ages

Water Workshop with Incredible Oceans

Ages: All ages

Anatomical Life Drawing – The Cardiovascular System

Ages: All ages

Explosive Experiments with Dr Szydlo

Ages: All ages

Make Your Own Medicine with Dr Rowena Fletcher-Wood

Ages: All ages

Adventures in Plant Chatter with Dr Emily May Armstrong

Ages: All ages

Rock-N-Roll Underwater Disco with Incredible Oceans

Ages: All ages

Anatomical Life Drawing – The Gut

Ages: All ages

A–Z of Sound with School of Noise

Ages: All ages
New for 2022

The Brave Little Neuron Science Programme
Included in ticket price

Ages: 7+
Did you know that during your lifetimes, your brain grows from one cell to 85 billion?! Join our troupe of Neuroscientists from King's College London as they put a very specific spin on classic pantomime and teach us how our brains develop from one little cell into our amazing brain. In this scientific pantomime adventure you can shout, cheer and take part to help our brave neuron choose his path and make friends (and enemies!) along the way. Sunday 27th Aug - 17.00.
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New for 2022

Attraction Lab
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Ages: All ages
Forget love at first sight, what about love at first sniff? Take part in a series of sensory adventures based on scientific research in psychology, sociology and neuroscience as we deconstruct dating and analyse attraction and attempt to uncover how you really choose a lover. You'll discover what the smell of sweat tells us about a prospective partner, how eating kale and carrots transforms flirtation, why long vocal chords are sexy and so much more! All genders, sexualities and partnerships are welcome in this exploration of love and lust in the modern age. Sunday 18.30 - 19.30.
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Incredible Oceans – A Whale of a Time
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Ages: 4+
Join marine mammologist Claudia Allen as she talks us through the adaptations and anatomy of some of the largest organisms that have ever lived: Whales! Using household objects, spray paint and a parachute, Claudia will recreate just what it would be like if you were to be swallowed by a whale! Sunday 27th Aug - 10.30am.
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Things We Know We Don’t Know
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Ages: 8+
How do we count the number of fish in our oceans? Can we ever truly know if an animal has gone extinct? And how on earth can zoologists and other scientists work around the things we know we don't know? Join Zoologist Hana Ayoob and Phil Bell Young as they delve into the great unknowns, introducing you to the mythical sweetibug, turning the audience into a school of fish and unleashing a swarm of painted bugs along the way. Saturday 26th Aug - 17.00
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New for 2022

Ocean Fossils Workshop
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Ages: 4+
Get hands on experience on how fossils are formed as marine scientist Claudia Allen and Dr Stephanie Sargeant teach you how to cast your own ocean fossil to take home! Saturday 26th Aug - 10.30am.
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New for 2022

Incredible Oceans – Microscopy Artwork
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Ages: 4+
Using handheld microscopes, let scientists Claudia Allen and Dr Stephanie Sargeant guide you through some amazing miniature creatures and structures, as you're invited to record your findings like Robert Hooke, the inventor of the microscope. Friday 10.30am.
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Anatomical Life Drawing Muscles
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Ages: All ages
Discover how our amazing muscles help us move, breathe and even smile. Learn about the different types of muscles and how they all work together to keep us healthy and strong. We'll also explore the fascinating science of muscle growth and how exercise can help us build stronger, more resilient bodies. Get ready to pump up your knowledge and join us for an engaging and interactive talk. All materials provided. Saturday 12.00pm.
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New for 2022

Bedtime Story Session with Incredible Oceans
Included in ticket price

Ages: All ages
Join Marine Biologist Claudia Allen as she narrates The Ocean Is My Home; a story about Jake, a plucky sea turtle that helps scientists find out more about the world's ocean. Free copy of The Ocean is my Home included (limited to 50 copies on a first come, first served basis) Thursday 18.30.
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New for 2022

Seaside Science Showdown with Dr Khalil Thirlaway
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Ages: All ages
Come along for a unique storytelling show using the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons. Our heroes are ready for a lovely day at the beach, but something's amiss among the sand and sea.... Expect plenty of adventure, a sprinkling of chaos and lots of science and nature facts along the way. Hosted by Dungeon Master Dr Khalil Thirlaway. Thursday 17.00.
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New for 2022

Pelagic Pilates with Incredible Oceans
Included in ticket price

Ages: All ages
Come and experience Pelagic Pilates and exercise your mind and body like you never have before. As marine mammaologist and Pilates instructor, Claudia Allen guides you through poses, marine scientist Dr Stephanie Sargeant will link each movement to an ocean fact, exploring what happens to the human body as we jounrey into the depth. Why is it that humans can live in space for a year but no one has been underwater longer than a month? just what is the bends? And why can we hold our breaths longer when our face is in the water. Friday 25th Aug - 18.30.
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Zoo-Lol-ogy: A Punderful Tour of the Animal Kingdom
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Ages: All ages
Expect puns, poo and possibly a parrot or two as Dr Khalil Thirlaway and Hana Ayoob embark on a comedic tour of the good, bad and downright weird corners of zoology. Friday 17.00.
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That’s Non-Sense:The Surprising Science of the Senses with Braintastic

Ages: All ages

Anatomical Life Drawing – The Respiratory System

Ages: All ages

Interactive Talks
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Ages: All ages
The future of food, forces of nature and neuro science take the lead on this years talks as we invite leading experts to discuss there research into future farming and eating.
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Explosive Experiments Science Shows
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Ages: All ages
Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children.
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Alternative Science Cabaret
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Ages: All ages
Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children.
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Stand Up Comedy
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Ages: All ages
Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children.
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Incredible Oceans Talks
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Ages: All ages
Our marine world is vital to all life on Earth: we help those who study and protect it to communicate better with public audiences.
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Conservation Workshops
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Ages: All ages
Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children.
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Anatomical Life Drawing Workshop
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Ages: All ages
Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children.
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Secret Seeds Workshop
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Ages: All ages
Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children.
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