The first rule of Science Club is….

… you have to wear your lab coat!

You would be forgiven for thinking that the King Richard III Visitor Centre is all about the history of Richard III. It’s true, the award-winning exhibition includes information on all of the important parts of Richard III’s life, but it also tells the incredible story of the research and scientific analysis which proved the remains found in a Leicester car park were those of the last English king to die in battle.

NEW for 2019 is the Visitor Centre’s Science Club which, over the school holidays, will take budding scientists through a series of fun experiments exploring science.

There will be a new subject each week at which the club will carry out their own experiments, analyse results and draw conclusions. Subjects include the science of baking, where members will bake their own bread and visit Gelato Village to find out how gelato is made; Octopus Energy will help to explain all about energy and Leicestershire Police will demonstrate the science behind forensics!

Science Club got off to a great start on Tuesday with the lab crew finding out all about archaeology. They excavated from dig pits, made geological layer cups and uncovered buried treasure!

Science Club will take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer holidays and it is most suitable for 7 – 11-year olds; each session will start at 10am and finish at 12:30pm each day and places must be booked in advance.

For more information and to reserve places contact the Science Club team via email the Science Club team: [email protected] or call them on 0116 251 7645.