Join us throughout the summer holidays for Light Fantasticand explore
the wonder of creating and capturing light. Get hands on with our fun
family activities, workshops and shows. Immerse yourself in our amazing art
installations and discover how to make your own light creations.
All children are welcome to come and adventure in Light Fantastic. Family
activities are aimed at ages 5+
Take a look at what you can get up to with the family while you're here
during the summer:
Family Opening Weekend 18 and 19
July, drop in, free
Be the first to experience Light Fantastic with two days
of FREE family activities and workshops exploring the science and
wonder of light.
Make your own UV torch and reveal the secrets of invisible light, delve
into the brightly coloured world of chromatropes, and take part in
amazing light drawing shows. From invisible cloaks to lasers that
project on to clouds, science collective ‘The Superposition’ will be
here to inspire and entertain you with their incredible light
Additive Mix By Liz West Gallery One,
From 18 July, drop in, free
Enjoy the magical power of light in our brand new
installation by artist Liz West. Spark your imagination and senses as
you surround yourself in luminous colour and radiant light. Explore the
seemingly endless possibilities of light as you walk among hundreds of
coloured lights which combine with infinity mirrors to create an
endless white glow.
West Family Talk 23 July, 12pm
What can you see? How do you feel? How many colours can
you name? Dance, move, relax, pull faces and explore colour in Liz
West's amazing installation, An Additive Mix, before meeting Liz and
discovering how the artwork was made.
FREE but advance booking is essential. Call
0844 856 3797 to book your free tickets.*
*Calls cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's
Exposure: A Tale of Two Planets in Darkness and Light by Cherry Kino
Thursdays and Saturdays (18 July - 4 September), drop in, free
Kino and Alchemy will work together in Gallery Two to produce a brand
new series of artworks. See the artists at work as they develop
photographic prints in a real darkroom and edit cine film by hand. You
can also work with them to create your own cyanotype – a photograph
made without a camera.
Get Hands On From 18 July,
drop in, free
Our team of
Explainers will be running lots of hands on activities for the whole
family to enjoy together including shadow puppet storytelling,
interactive demonstrations and making cameraless photographs.
Fantastic is part of our year-long Festival of Light, celebrating the
UNESCO International Year of Light. Look out for more exciting family
events throughout the summer and beyond including The Big Draw this autumn,
plus lots of new Light Fantastic family activities.
Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ (as part of the Science Museum
Group) is an exempt charity under the Second Schedule of the Charities Act
of 1960 and is recognised as charitable by HM Revenue and Customs.