Bodyworks at W5

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd Feb
Friday: 10am - 5pm, last admission 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm, last admission 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm, last admission 5pm

Suitability: All ages

Free with admission to W5

Your body is an amazing and complex machine, come and investigate how your BodyWorks with Glasgow Science Centre and W5. Get your pulse racing as you become the scientist and the experiment with dozens of hands-on exhibits- find out how high can you jump, how quickly you react and how strong your grip is. Then take a closer look inside the human body as you examine synthetic body parts, go on a 3 dimensional virtual journey through the body's systems and take a walk through a giant heart!

There will be an extra special day of activity on Saturday 21st February including:

Science Superheroes - Join the Science Superheroes from the Queen’s University Centre for Cell Biology to discover what real DNA looks like, make some elephant toothpaste, learn about the elements of life and take part in a DNA repair challenge.

Journey into the Future - Join scientists from Ulster University’s Centre for Stratified Medicine for take a journey into the world of stratified medicine! Learn about your DNA, discover the hi-tech instruments they use and figure out the best treatment for you.

Dr Death and The Medi-Evil Medicine Show - In the W5 theatre space, join the time-travelling ‘Doctor Death’, Simon Watt, to see if he can ‘cure’ you with a special panto on the history of medicine. 

How healthy is your street? - Battle against other contestants and be crowned public health champion by taking part in our interactive quiz to explore health indicators across Ireland.

Bodyworks is free with admission to W5. School bookings should be made directly through W5 on 028 9046 7790


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Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in association with Glasgow Science Centre and W5.

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