Sidmouth Science Festival started as a weekend event in 2012 and has grown to lasting 10 days now.

It is aimed at all ages and abilities and most events are FREE. Some events have proved to be very popular and are repeated every year whilst adding new events has helped to keep the Festival fresh.

So visit Sidmouth Science Festival for hours of entertaining and thought-provoking events including talks and workshops. Learn about fossils, stars, energy, light, weather, brains, rockets and much more. Look inside a dinosaur. Race a jet car. Get involved in a technology workshop. Visit the gallery of schools’ art. Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with female speakers.

A whole week of family friendly events which are educational as well as fun. In 2020 (9 - 18 October 2020) we aim to increase significantly the events aimed at young people, funds permitting.  Something for all abilities and all ages. Something for everyone. And mostly free.

Data Protection: 

Sidmouth Science Festival is committed to ensuring that we comply with the data protection laws and principles and to meeting our legal obligations as laid down by the Data Protection Act 2018. 

The personal data we hold only consists of subscription-based mailing list information so we can send you electronic news, details and fundraising information about the Science Festival. We take steps to ensure that personal data is up to date and accurate and we provide means for individuals to ask to have their data deleted promptly from such lists. We do not share our mailing lists with other groups or organisations, or harvest personal data from external sources. We will provide individuals copies of the data we hold on them, on request.

Your data related queries can be sent to: [email protected]   The legislation can be found at the UK government website.