Be Curious

What’s new this year?

We want Be Curious to be enjoyed by everyone, which is why we’re introducing a quiet hour for visitors who prefer a calmer environment. Between 10am and 11am, the number of visitors will be limited to allow you to move around campus at your own pace.  

You’ll need a ticket to enter the quiet hour. You can book before the event or on the day if we have any spaces.

Find out more about accessibility at Be Curious on our event information page. If you have any other questions or additional requirements, please email the Be Curious team at

Free learning resources for kids

  • Read our online picture book ‘That's Amazing Mum’

    From flavours in stew to gel between your bones, Mum and her co-workers do amazing things. Read our Be Curious picture book ‘That's Amazing Mum’ to see how exciting the world of materials science is.

    That's Amazing Mum book cover. A dad looks at his wife as their daughter stands behind them.
  • Watch our educational videos

    Ever wondered how a papercut heals? Or how deep is that river? Or what do things look like really close up? We’ve brought the answers to life with a series of videos and animations on YouTube.

    Colurful graphic images of several microbes