Hull Science Festival – 2016 – In Numbers

Hull Science Festival – 2016 – was the biggest and best yet!

The numbers, photos and tweets speak for themselves.

  • 2 days
  • 18 crocheted organisms

  • 7 science shows and 23 workshops

  • 35 exhibits (including Siemens, C4Di, Spencer group, RB, UTCs, and East Riding Council) in 1000 square meters of marquee.


  • DNA extracted from 3kg of bananas.
  • Over 60Kg of confectionary used to make models of DNA and miles of flexible chocolate.


  • 250 child hours spent exploring molecules in Minecraft


  • Visited by 300 primary school children and 450 secondary school children from across the Humber region.

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  • 860 bags of slime made


  • 1382 bean bag throws in the statistics demonstrations.


  • Attended by over 5000 members of the public.
  • And not a single sandwich left in the Union Shop!

Many thanks to everyone who took part, and here’s looking forward to even greater things next year.

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