Family Science Fair

When? Sunday 15 March 2020, 13:00 to 17:00
Where? Dorchester Corn Exchange, Municipal Buildings, High Street East, Dorchester DT1 1HF

A day of hands-on activities to celebrate science with families and the local community

Event outline

This event will be suitable for families of all ages, offering hands-on lifelong learning activities and opportunities to engage with science providers.

The event will host stands looking at microscopic life, wildlife conservation, electrical brain activities, local natural history and much more.

Cost and booking

This year, admittance to the Family Science Fair on 15 March will be by ticket only.

Tickets are FREE and can be obtained by going to the Dorchester Tourist Information Centre in person to collect (this is located in the Dorchester Library, Charles Street, DT1 1EE).

There will be 2 time slots available – from 1pm-3pm and from 3pm-5pm.Tickets will be available from 15 Feb on a first come first served basis – keep an eye on here for updates!

In addition, the bug and exotic animal handling activity with World-Life will also require a ticket – which can be obtained when you collect a ticket for the Family Science Fair.

Due to high demand for this event we sincerely ask that if you collect a ticket but then are unable to go, that you return it to the Tourist Information Centre or pass it onto someone who is able to attend.

You will need your ticket on the day, to be admitted to the Family Science Fair.

We look forward to seeing you on the day – and have some brilliant activities lined up for you!


For event enquiries, please contact Genoveva Esteban at or on 07787811895.

This event is funded by NASCO International Year of the Salmon initiative and RSB Outreach and Engagement grant scheme.