Tomorrow's Future Today

Ongoing Throughout the Festival (Closed Mondays), 11am - 5pm

Suitability: All Ages

Free. Drop In Event. Booking by school groups is essential and schools can book by email to

Ever wondered how lasers can be used to drive the technologies of the future? How quantum physics can shape online security? The School of Mathematics and Physics will be in the Belfast Room at the Ulster Museum for the whole Festival to answer all your questions. Fun, interactive displays will show cutting edge physics in action, including demonstrations of how the Northern Lights work and how magnetic levitation can be used for high speed trains. Young scientists will be on hand to demonstrate these topics and so much more. Be sure to visit this unique experience, where adults and children alike can learn how research by physicists at Queen’s University, Belfast is playing a lead role in how our future world will look.


Ulster Museum


Queens University Belfast