The Arcade

The game is on – get set for an awesome adventure in The Arcade and put your skills to the test in a series of fun, creative and cryptic challenges. Can you make, break and create? Can you work in a team and spot things others might have missed? If you love solving clues, you’ll love The Arcade.

Makershack

Get ready, get set, make! Bring your imagination and invent your own creations in the MakerShack. Code a robot, bring along your broken items to the repair café, discover some curious squidgy stuff, and celebrate all things materials and making.

The Arcade opening times

Date Opening Times
Tuesday 7 June 3pm-5pm All ages
Wednesday 8 June 3pm-5pm All ages
Thursday 9 June 3pm – 7.30pm All ages
Friday 10 June 6pm–10pm Late night adults
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 10am – 5pm All ages

*Relaxed openings 3–5pm Tues and Weds

Join us Friday night for an evening without the kids at the Arcade.

Makershack opening times

Date Opening Times
Tuesday 7 June 3pm-5pm All ages
Wednesday 8 June 3pm-5pm All ages
Thursday 9 June 3pm-5pm All ages
Friday 10 June 6pm–10pm Late night adults
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 10am – 5pm All ages

Join us Friday night for an evening without the kids at the MakerShack.

Discover Zone

Immerse yourself in a world of fun and interactive science in the Discover Zone. Seek out our corridors of experience to feel first-hand the impacts of climate change, or find out about the incredible technology transforming our planet. Whether it’s learning about careers in STEM or quizzing scientists on their cutting-edge research, who knows what you might discover?

Discover Zone opening times

Date Opening Times
Tuesday 7 June 3pm-5pm All ages
Wednesday 8 June 3pm-5pm All ages
Thursday 9 June 3pm – 7.30pm All ages
Friday 10 June 6pm–10pm Late night adults
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 10am – 5pm All ages

Join us Friday night for an evening without the kids at the Discover Zone.

Find out more about our new zone The Arcade

Find out more about our new zone The Arcade

VOICEBOX at #CheltSciFest

VOICEBOX makes its Cheltenham Science Festival debut in a series of free digital events with some of the brightest young talent around. From short talks, chats and debates about today’s hottest and most important issues, to life hacks and collaborative artworks, VOICEBOX is home to unmissable experiences and one-off moments. Hear from our Young Changemakers and add your voice to the discussion as we turn up the volume on everything from neurodiversity and video game design to body image and sustainable fashion.

Stay tuned for the digital series of bespoke content running across the Festival on Instagram and TikTok.

The Apollo

Check out our incredible free events at the Apollo in Cheltenham, no ticket required.

Dates Times Event
Tuesday 7 June 6pm-7pm Voices of Nature
Tuesday 7 June 8pm-9pm Let's Get Quizzical
Wednesday 8 June 6pm-7pm Drawing with Data
Wednesday 8 June 8pm-9pm Mysteries of the Universe
Thursday 9 June 6pm-7.30pm Bajingo Bingo
Thursday 9 June 8.30pm-9.30pm Comedy Night
Friday 10 June 5.45pm-7pm FameLab: A Celebration
Friday 10 June 7.45pm-8.45pm Friday Night Apollo
Friday 10 June 9pm-10pm Puzzle Pop-Up
Saturday 11 June 10.15am-11am The Cloud Factory
Saturday 11 June 11.30am-12.15pm Wonderful Water

 

 

Dates Times Event
Saturday 11 June 12.45pm-1.30pm The Things We Know We Don't Know
Saturday 11 June 2.15pm-3.15pm Young Minds Under Pressure
Saturday 11 June 4pm-4.45pm Perfectly Weird, Perfectly You
Saturday 11 June 5.30pm-6.15pm The Joy of Science
Saturday 11 June 7pm-8pm Cocktail Hour
Sunday 12 June 10.15am-11am Build Your Own Marvellous Machine
Sunday 12 June 11.30am-12.15pm Fantastic Forensics
Sunday 12 June 2pm-2.45pm BLOBFISH!
Sunday 12 June 3.15pm-4pm Evie Meg meets Daze Aghaji
Sunday 12 June 4.30pm-5.30pm Gut Feelingz
Sunday 12 June 6pm-6.45pm Idealistically: Tolmeia Gregory

 

Late night at #CheltSciFest

Thursday evening at #CheltSciFest

Come and enjoy a Thursday early evening at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Imperial Gardens.
Immerse yourself in our Discover Zone to find out the impact of climate change and the ground-breaking technology that’s transforming our planet. Or get competitive in The Arcade with our creative and cryptic challenges to really test your skills, work in a team or go solo.
Thursday 9 June 5pm – 7.30pm
You can also checkout what’s on the free Apollo stage or the rest of the programme.

Friday night Late at #CheltSciFest

Come enjoy a kid free night by immersing yourself in our Discover Zone to find out the impact of climate change and the ground-breaking technology that’s transforming our planet. Or get competitive in The Arcade with our creative and cryptic challenges to really test your skills, work in a team or go solo. Let your imagination run wild in our MakerShack, bring your inventions to life and discover your creativity. All free, all drop in.
Friday 10 June 6pm – 10pm

You can also checkout what’s on the free Apollo stage or GameLab and the rest of the programme.