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We’re excited to present Plastic Lab, a hub of activity as part of the Bradford Science Festival. Come and discover how plastic is affecting our planet, and what you can do to help care for the environment. At the heart of Plastic Lab is the exhibition Our Plastic Ocean by Mandy Barker, which explores marine debris through powerful, captivating photographs. There are also loads of fun and creative workshops to explore throughout the weekend.

Journey through VR: 10.30am to 4.30pm

Our young people’s collective New Focus will help you take a journey into one of Mandy’s photographs through an interactive Virtual Reality Experience. Families will experience how plastic erodes, and feel the reality of plastic pollution. Age 14 plus.

Gallery Trail station: 10.30am to 4.30pm

Come and meet our friendly Lab Assistants and pick up gallery trail and solve the puzzles as you journey through the exhibition.

Plastic Pledge station: 10.30am to 4.30pm

How will you change the world? Get creative by thinking up your very own plastic pledge to help keep our seas and oceans plastic free.

Information station: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Want to find out more about ways you can use less plastic? Visit our information station to pick up information on all the amazing things going on in Bradford to help you use less plastic.

Bradford Science Festival is a free weekend of surprising science in the city, packed with activities, demos and games for the whole family. This year’s festival will explore a range of fascinating themes, including space travel, chemistry and caring for the environment.

The festival, produced by the National Science and Media Museum in partnership with Bradford’s City Park and The Broadway, takes place at these three locations from Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 July, offering adults, children and families the opportunity to engage with science through fun events, challenges and demonstrations.