Science and Industry Museum reveals ‘gloriously gross’ half term events lineup

There's loads to discover about our "brilliant bodies" this month.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 7th May 2024

One of Manchester’s most-visited museums has unveiled its exciting events lineup ahead of half term in a couple of weeks time.

Fancy diving into the “gloriously gross” world of our brilliant bodies?

It’s certainly not an invite you get every day, but as schools across Greater Manchester break up for half term at the end of this month, and parents and carers gear up to entertain the little ones, the Science and Industry Museum has, thankfully, just announced a wide range of events and activities especially for the holidays.

The popular cultural hub in the heart of Manchester city centre is promising visitors a May half term “full of family fun” inspired by its world-first exhibition Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You

Anyone who considers themselves to be “curious about the incredible inner workings of the human body” are invited to join in with the series of anatomy-themed special events, star-studded appearances, and half term transformations.


And the best bit is that a good chunk of the events planned are actually open for you to get involved with for completely free of charge.

As the curtains on Operation Ouch! are due to close for good on Sunday 9 June, the museum has chosen to dedicate the entire month of May to celebrating the record-breaking exhibition and making sure it goes out in “a blaze of glorious grossness” by having it inspire all the upcoming ‘brilliant bodies’ events – and this half term is no different.

The Science and Industry Museum has revealed its ‘gloriously gross’ half term events lineup / Credit: Science Museum Group

As well as exploring the exhibition before it closes, mini Mancs can also bring a bear (or any soft squishy friend) to the museum and take them round the departments of the ‘Teddy Hospital’, as well as learn all about looking after their brains, bones, and bottoms with fun and fascinating activities, and find out how their skeleton works, what their poo is made of, and why we have blood.

The museum‘s team of Explainers will also be back in action this half term.

They’ll be putting on interactive science shows packed with “fun facts and wow moments” that explore how and why our bodies are all the same, but different too.


Away from the ‘brilliant bodies’ events, if you haven’t had the chance the make the most of the museum’s smash-hit gaming exhibition, Power UP, then this upcoming half term is the ideal time to do so.

Revolution Manchester, the museum’s interactive Experiment gallery, and the Textiles Gallery are also open for exploring for free all throughout the half term week.

Both free entry tickets to the museum, and charged-for tickets for Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You and Power UP, can be booked now on the Science and Industry Museum website.

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You can find more about all the activities taking place at the museum over the half term here.

Featured image – Science Museum Group