Over 40 interactive exhibitions to explore, as well as these free workshops!

Junior Detectives

In this fun forensic investigation, visitors will get the chance to inspect a selection of exhibits left at the scene of a crime, and will dust the each piece for fingerprints in order to find the missing clue and solve the case. The junior detectives will also have a chance to learn how to take fingerprints using an ink pad, and use spectrometers to take a closer look at the individual nature of each print.

Location: Waterfront Workshop, National Waterfront Museum

Date: Saturday 9 September

Time: 10am - 5pm

 Suitable for: Age 7+


So you think you know about dinosaurs …?!

Come and test your knowledge against Ben Garrod, the TV scientist in the BBC’s Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur. With the help of TV film footage and photos of his own palaeontological dinosaur digs, Ben tells you everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs - and more! 

This is an interactive show where children are given the chance to ask questions and show off their dinosaur knowledge to the audience. Using film footage from the BBC's Planet Dinosaur, Ben talks about the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet.

Speaker: Ben Garrod

Location: Warehouse, National Waterfront Museum

Date: Saturday 9 September

Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm

Suitable for: 7+

*Please note* This event is now fuly booked, though spaces may become available on the day. 

Ben Garrod

What is it like to be a …

Join wildlife and CBbeebies presenter, Lizzie Daly, as she delves into the world of wildlife by showing you what it’s really like to experience the world as an animal. From seeing the world through the eyes of a fly, to learning bizarre behaviours that signal a predator approaching, Lizzie needs the help of the audience to understand how a species really lives.

Speaker: Lizzie Daly

Location: Ocean Room, National Waterfront Museum

Date: Saturday 9 September

Times: 12.45pm - 1.15pm (suitable for under 7s) | 1.45pm - 2.15pm (suitable for under 7s) | 3.15pm - 4.15pm (suitable for age 7+)

Lizzie Daly © Bethan Knapper.

Mars 101

What do we know about the Red Planet? In this show, Ari Espinoza talks about the HiRISE camera on-board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter - the most powerful one of its kind ever sent to another planet. Its high resolution camera allows us to see Mars like never before, and helps other missions choose a safe spot to land for future exploration. Ari also shows off 3D images of Mars, looks at what the colours mean, discusses the new things he and his team have seen on Mars with HiRISE ... and he might speak a bit of Welsh, too!

Speaker: Ari Espinoza of the University of Arizona, USA 

Location: Warehouse, National Waterfront Museum

Date: Saturday 9 September

Times: 1.30pm - 2.00pm | 3.15pm - 3.45pm

Suitable for: Age 7+ 

Mars - NASA