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Created on 21 August 2012

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What better way to spend a day than learning about all the wonders of the universe? Explore one of the many superb facilities Britain has to offer and be amazed. A great day out for all the family - just search the area you are interested in and discover the mysteries it holds.

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  • 1 Magna All year round in Rotherham The Big Melt@Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham. Courtesy of Magna Science Adventure Centre. Science & Knowledge

    The Magna science and adventure centre was converted from a former steelworks. Visitors can walk on air, feel the heat of a fire tornado, blast water cannons and take the controls of a JCB.

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  • 2 Glasgow Science Centre All year round Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow. Courtesy of Science & Knowledge

    At the Clyde-side Glasgow Science Centre, visitors explore four floors of hands-on exhibits, including the planetarium, climate change theatre and IMAX cinema. Get sucked into a tornado in the FUNdamentals gallery, and climb the 100-metre Glasgow Tower for city views.

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  • 3 Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway 1 Apr - 4 Nov 2012 (annual) in Torbay - The English Riviera The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway at full steam. © Dart Valley Railway plc Science & Knowledge

    The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway runs for seven miles along the English Riviera. It provides train-mad children (and adults) with a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the spectacular Devon coastline.

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  • 4 Discovery Museum All year round Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Photo by Peter Atkinson, courtesy of NewcastleGateshead Science & Knowledge

    The Discovery Museum, set in Newcastle's city centre west, focuses on the history of Tyneside. The reconstructed Turbinia, a steam-powered ship, takes pride of place, alongside the interactive Science Maze and displays of goods manufactured on Tyneside in the past.

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  • 5 Family Earth Lab 3 Oct 2009 - 2 Oct 2012; Weekends only in Natural History Museum Science & Knowledge

    Families with children aged over five are invited to join science educators at the Natural History Museum's Family Earth Lab. Set up to allow everyone to participate at their own level, fun activities show the wonder of fossils, rocks and minerals.

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  • 6 Imperial War Museum, Duxford All year round in Cambridge Science & Knowledge

    Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum - as well as having one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits in the country. This famous heritage site began as an airfield in the First World War and also played a vital role in the Second World War, firstly as an RAF fighter station and later as an American fighter base.

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