Mansfield Fun Palace

We collaborated with Mansfield Museum to put on our first ‘Fun Palace’ in 2016. How did it go?

bsa3Fun Palaces aim to bring arts and science together and pop up all over the country.

We ran our first Fun Palace at Mansfield Museum this year. This was a brilliant chance to take a small part of Science in the Park out into the wider Nottinghamshire area. It was also a great chance to mix up our science events with other activities. The Fun Palace included music, dance a petting zoo and ghost walks just for starters. I particularly loved how the activities interacted. At one point we had robots in the café and robotics dancers interacting with the physics outreach. Here are a few highlights:


Our friends from Nottingham Trent EduRob appeared in the cafe.


Exploring Mars in the Old Library performance space

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….and Physics transfixed everyone in the gallery. We learnt about our brains amongst the natural history.


psychology9 psychology7Everyone got hands-on with the STEMoutreachers from the University of Nottingham.

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All in all, a tremendous fun day!