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Christmas Elfstravaganza: Unwrapping the Science Behind Santa’s Journey

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Staff dressed as elves outside Dundee Science Centre

How does science help Santa deliver presents around the world at Christmas?

Unlocking the science of the season, Dundee Science Centre is inviting visitors of all ages to delve into the magical world of festive science.

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Harvey Miller, Science Communicator, Dundee Science Centre showcasing ‘Elephant Toothpaste’. Credit – Alan Richardson, Pix-AR.

From making extra strong foamy toothpaste that keeps elves’ teeth sparkling to rocket-powering Santa’s sleigh, the Science Centre team will captivate audiences with a series of live experiments celebrating the link between science and the festive season.  Learn how biogas bubbles keep elves warm in the Arctic climate. Witness the magic unfold as the North Pole comes to life!

In addition to live science, the event will show how science is shaping our understanding of the North Pole and its challenges, including the impact of climate change. Visitors can engage in activities ranging from tracking penguins in polar regions to learning more about arctic adaptations.

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Dundee Science Centre’s team of elves!

A wonderland of arts and crafts activities, allowing visitors to make everything from snow and reindeer food to snowflakes and Christmas chemistry decorations, will add a touch of DIY magic to the holiday season.

The Christmas Elfstravaganza will run every weekend this December until Sunday 24th December 2023.

Pre-booking is highly recommended – to book your slot, visit www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk