Event: DIY Zoetrope Activity at Norwich Science Festival, Mon 19 Feb 2024


Visit the EAFA Activity Stand during February’s half-term holiday week and make your own zoetrope animation device.

Monday 19 February | Tech, Innovation and Engineering Day | Norwich Science Festival


EAFA will be at Norwich Science Festival again this year.  The event is free to attend and booking is not required, just turn up on the day!


When and where will you find us?

Join us in The Explorium in the Atrium at The Forum, Norwich on Monday 19th February 2024.

The Festival’s theme on that day will be ‘Tech, Innovation and Engineering’.

EAFA will provide all materials and instructions and with staff on-hand to guide you to make your own animation device to take away with you.

With the half-term holiday coinciding with the dates for the Festival this is a perfect creative activity for children and families who love science and technology.

We will also be screening tech-themed archive films at the stand.


What is a Zoetrope and how does it operate?

Every film or TV show you’ve ever watched is made of individual frames speeding by in quick succession.  The zoetrope is an early version of that.  It is an animation device that pre-dates cinema from the Victorian era.

Making a zoetrope is a fun activity that teaches about animation, optics and the concept of persistence of vision.


Event details

Tickets: The event is free to attend, and booking is not required.  Just turn up on the day.

Date: Monday 19th February 2024


09:30 – 10:30 = Quiet hour: no music and quiet engagement. Designed to support attendees of all ages who require or prefer a low stimuli or quiet environment.

10:30 – 16:00 = The Explorium is open to all.

Venue: The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TF.  The EAFA activity stand will be in the Explorium in the Atrium at The Forum.

Getting there: The venue is easily accessible by public transport, by car, walking or cycling.  For further info about the venue, its location and journey planning find out more here.

Accessibility: The venue has step-free access and with accessible toilets and parking.  For further info about all aspects of accessibility at the venue find out more here.






About Norwich Science Festival

Norwich Science Festival is an eight-day long festival at The Forum and other venues in and around Norwich and will take place from Saturday 17 to Saturday 24 February 2024.  The festival’s daily themes for 2024 include: Bugs and Beasts, Technology and Engineering, Mind and Body.

The Festival is a celebration of science and technology, and showcases the ground-breaking research and innovation associated with the city. It offers all ages the chance to explore the wonders of the universe, meet the scientists whose research has changed the world and discover how science influences everything around us.

The eclectic programme of more than 180 events includes inspirational talks, sensational shows and exhibitions and an abundance of hands-on science activities. It brings together researchers, artists, creative practitioners and professionals working in STEM fields to inspire thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds each year. Find out more here.


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