As an Interactive Science Centre, Esplora is committed to reaching out to more people especially to those who say that science is not for them. Esplora has managed to increase its visitor numbers, whilst safeguarding public health and safety, including adults and has become more inclusive by holding activities such as Autism Friendly Hours which happen to take place this Sunday 20 December between 09:00 and 12:00.
During the Festive Science programme visitors can merge their artistic skills with technical ones to create various Christmas-related items. Through the fun exploration at Esplora, visitors will discover that magic and science are not that different after all. Children between the age of 0 to 15 years visiting Esplora during the month of December and January enter for free.
On Fridays, Esplora is open in the afternoon and evening. On the 18 December, visitors can enjoy a relaxing evening to a live Jazz duo by Adrian ir-Russu on trumpet and Marc Galea on guitar. EsploraCafé will be serving a special Christmas menu whilst adults will be given one complimentary free imbuljuta.
As is customary at Esplora one can chose to participate in a workshop such as Light Up Your Christmas (Ages: 4+) where one can create his/her own Christmas decorations or even create a light-up card to send to a special someone. In addition, one can use maths to create Christmas decorations during the Make a Snowflake Station (Ages: 4+).
Esplora is best known for its delivery of science shows. In 12 Days of Christmas (Ages: 5+) a scientific twist to the famous Christmas carol will be give. A spectacular show full of colourful reactions, music and mind-boggling demonstrations. Electrobuzz! (Ages: 8+) is another science show that will help visitors explore the wonders of elecrity. Electricity goes on an incredible journey to reach the sockets of people’s house. The audience will learn how to harness nature’s electricity, learn about circuits and how electricity is generated.
The Planetarium is also a spectacle in itself. Wonders of the Night Sky: Christmas Edition (Ages: 3+) is a live show where one can check what the astronauts are up to on the International Space Station. Visitors will also travel the night sky as it can be seen on Christmas Eve.
Last but not least, a Christmas Science Advent Calendar was especially produced. The calendar holds various fantastic activities whereby both children and adults can use their imagination. Children are encouraged to take photos of their creations and keep them till the end as on the 25 December as Esplora has a special gift in store! Access the calendar.