CURRENT EVENT : Professor Nitrate's Summer Of Science

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Professor Nitrate's Summer Of Science 

Sunday, Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday between July 23 & August 23 

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Join us for summer holiday fun at the Royal Gunpowder Mills every Sunday through to Wednesday 23 July – 23 August where Professor Nitrate has an action packed Summer of Science in store! 

There's fun interactive science shows with Professor Nitrate at 11.40 and 3.40 with Kaboom! and at 1.40 with The Space Race , Professor Nitrate always needs an assistant so get ready to put your hand up! 

In the Hands On Zone you can make your very own slime to take home with you , try squashing marshmallows , try our tiny voice changer , experiment with Non-Newtonian Fluid , play with Polydron and much more , also learn about bubbles and the science behind them , will you be able to construct a crazy shape that could that could launch an odd shaped bubble?

In the Rocket & Flight Zone you can make your very own Air Powered Rocket to take home with you and trail them with our "Rocket Launcher", also try our crazy contraption that are the Rail Rockets, where you can launch a water powered bottle rocket at speed! Construct a "Rocket Car" and launch them in a brand new way! (Timed activity) 

In the Creative Zone you can design your own T-Shirt (Small Fee Applies) plus also try drawing , sketching and crafting! 

On the "Test Range" you can try your hand at our Airsoft BB Guns (10 & Over, Rules Apply) Learn about projectiles and see if you can you shoot the targets!

Adults and children alike can indulge in the history of this site which is infused in science of explosions and propulsion, from gunpowder in the 17th Century to secret Cold War cutting edge research into rocketry.  View the site on a guided land train tour, visit our award winning interactive Main Exhibition, explore our Armoury and Rocket Vault and check out our 1940’s exhibition. 

Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science takes place every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between July 23rd and August 23rd. There’s ample play space for the kids, indoor and outdoor picnic space, a great value café plus so much more to explore on a site with 300 years of secret science and hidden heritage.

Visit our website www.royalgunpowdermills.com for more information or follow us on social media @gunpowdermills

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* Please Note : The "Tie Dye" activity as advertised in some web listings will be taking place later in the summer , please stay tuned to our website for when this activity is due to start