Where: At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB
£: Admission costs £7 for adults, £6 for members and concessions, and £5 for At-Bristol student members. To book phone 0845 345 1235
What is it?
The At-Bristol Science Centre will be once again be offering a night out with a difference, with the latest of its ever popular After Hours events. On Thursday 23rd October visitors can enjoy some cranial capers at the After Hours: Brains event for adults. Visitors to At-Bristol will have the chance to play on hundreds of exhibits, as well as taking part in all sorts of mind-expanding activities; all with a drink in hand and no children around!
Participants will be able to wield a scalpel and take part in sheep’s brain dissections with Bristol neuroscientist Emma Robinson. There will be the opportunity to boggle the brain in the ‘Brain Game’ room, where visitors can try to trick their brain into thinking a rubber hand is their own, or identify their friends by movement alone. Other activities will include tasting dishes made with a pig’s brain, courtesy of Bordeaux Quay chef Kelly Seeley, and meeting Bristol Neuroscientist Abi Benn to stimulate cockroach motor neurons to see how they work.
Aside from the brainy activities, there will be music, a bar, and hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore. The Planetarium will be open for the evening and running the new Autumn Night Sky show. Planetarium shows cost £1.50 per person.
Running four times a year, the After Hours series has a different theme for each event. At-Bristol is a registered charity and one of the UK’s leading science and discovery centres.
More info: www.at-bristol.org.uk