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Easter at W5

A packed programme of Easter fun will begin at W5 from Friday 8 April, as the arrival of Spring signals the start of mid-term break planning at Northern Ireland’s favourite family destination.

This Easter, help us celebrate the arrival of our new 8m Pteranodon model dinosaur as he swoops into our ground floor exhibit area. It will be joined by series of other static models, with dinosaurs such as Stegosaurus, Raptors and Triceratops, making a welcome return to the building.

Don't forget to check out the mythical fossils on display in Skull Cave and then find out about other mythical creatures in a series of short comic book panels on display in the gallery on level 2. Step back in time and walk with Dinosaurs in our interactive augmented reality exhibit in the The Studio, before finding out if the remnant of Dragons have really been found on a County Down beach in our TV Studio.

Explore over 250+ world-class exhibits in 8 new interactive zones, scale the heights on the distinctly Jurassic themed Climbit and try your hand at everything from TV production to optical illusions, and much, much more, with a cracking selection of egg-stremely exciting experiences to enjoy during your visit.

Our special Easter events are running on selected dates from 8-24 April. Find out more about what's on offer:

Dino Snappers

Get hands on with our walk-up Dino Snapper make and take workshop. Create one of eight mini dinosaur designs in one of our workshops running between 11am and 5pm each day.

Dino Snappers is running daily from 8-22 April and is FREE with general admission to W5.

Easter Egg Hunt

Egg Exploration Extravaganza. Keep an eye out on your visit for Egg graphics and scan the QR code to find out more about the creatures they belong to. Free with general admission to W5.

Easter Egg Hunt is running daily from 8-22 April and is FREE with general admission to W5.

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A Belfast Blitz Experience

This Easter, AMAZE at W5 presents a new immersive theatre production in association with award-winning actor, writer and director Dan Gordon, that will tell the story of the Belfast Blitz. Suitable for ages 8+ and running selected evenings from 9-23 April. Tickets £10 plus booking fees.

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Science Bar Shows & Events - Level 2

A Beaker Full of Sugar

What happens when the world of food meets science? Can a kitchen really double-up as a lab? Take a seat as our ‘chef de science’ prepares some scrumptious experiments for the whole family. You’ll definitely want to come back for seconds! Running 8-24 April and FREE with admission to W5.

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Interested in electricity? See our shocking display of science, which you will leave you positively buzzing. A live demonstration not to be missed. Running 8-24 April and FREE with admission to W5.


Crackle! Whoosh! Pop! Watch as our pyrotechnic team explain the science behind fireworks with eye-popping experiments that are sure to go off with a BANG! Which colourful chemicals light up our night sky? Come along to find out! Running 8-24 April and FREE with admission to W5.

Egg Drop Challenge

Calling all budding engineers! W5 is working hard to save our eggs from the same fate as Humpty Dumpty. Eggs will be launched over the balcony by W5’s specially trained egg-sperts and we want you to design and build a device to save them from cracking. Are you up to the challenge? Running 9-17 April and FREE with admission to W5.

Wind-Powered Egg-Racing

We're bringing a new dimension to the time-honoured tradition of egg racing this year. No longer will eggs ponderously meander down hills; we are asking you to build a wind powered car for your eggy friend and see how long it takes to scramble pass the finish line. It’s sure to be good craic! Running 18-24 April and FREE with admission to W5.

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