Science Busking

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What is it?

Our wonderfully skilled presenters use simple science tricks to engage and excite small groups of people as they move throughout a festival venue, contributing hugely to the buzz of the festival or event. Science busking can work almost anywhere and provide great publicity for your event.

The great strength of science busking is its ability to engage people in science on a small scale and interpersonal level. We find ev­eryone we talk to, be they 4 or 84 years old, is delighted by our interactive demonstrations and their real life applications.


Science Busking at Festivals

Creating smoke at the Green Man Festival

Science made simple travel to festivals, both science orientated and not, to spread the joy and wonder of short, sharp scientific phenomena. Out team hit the ground running and deliever an enjoyable experience for all audiences. Previous festivals we have worked at include the Malta Science Festival, SciFest Africa, the Green Man Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.



Wetland Science Busking

David does some biological busking in Cardiff

Engage small groups of the public at your event with biology and the environment with our latest busking venture. Our wetland busking includes mud, water and surface tension, buoyancy, and species adaptations and invites your visitors to test out their own set of wings, escape from quicksand and discover the pond creature that’s jet-powered! Suitable for any indoor or outdoor venue, it would particularly compliment events at wildlife centres, nature reserves or any event with a focus on the wetland environment, biology or wildlife.



We also do science busking training for organisations and schools. Click here for information.



One of our passionate science buskers, David Price, hard at work on the streets of Manchester.



For festival busking we charge £450 for a half day and £550 for a full day (+VAT and travel costs). For more information on show pricing, click here. Give our bookings team a call on 02920 876 884 or email them on You can also register your interest here and we’ll get in touch with you to help organise your show day.

What people say about us

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    • “Engineering I thought was to do with machines and I thought it would be a boring job, but now I think I might be one.”
      student age 10
    • “We all thoroughly enjoyed the two different shows that you put on for us! The children were all talk about them the following day! The teachers were too!”
      Mary Mother of Hope School, Dublin
    • “The show was organised, professional and creative. Many thanks for your hard work and commitment.”
      J. Ford, Barry Comprehensive
    • “You had an attentive and appreciative audience, quite an achievement when you consider that there were eight hundred 14-16 year olds in the auditorium”
      R. Newby, The Training Partnership
    • “It was an amazing experience, and all the experiments were informative and exciting. It is an event we will never forget”
      Year 7 Student, Stanchester Academy
    • “This was the best show. Amazing story! Heartfelt, emotional but furthermore very informative and I found a lot out!”
      Visitor, Lancashire Science Festival
    • “The students loved every minute of it.  The shows were incredibly well put together, resourced and performed and it is a testament to Zoë for the hard work she puts into the prep work and the performance on the day”
      Sevenoaks School
    • “Your contribution has drawn extremely positive comments from all sections of the school community – pupils and staff, parents, governors and others”
      K. Geary, Marlwood School, Bristol
    • “Zoe was very pleasant, enthusiastic and engaged the children throughout each show. A very enjoyable day, everyone commented on Zoe’s enthusiasm”
      Uplands Junior School
    • “Loved how much the children were involved, and the enthusiasm of Zoë – amazing”
      Thomas’s Clapham, London
    • “We would like to thank you for a fantastic morning of science. We like the way you included us in your presentation and experiments and gave us an insight in science throughout our life”
      Students at Carshalton High School for Girls
    • “David was very clever, funny and kept the children engaged.”
      Cross Gates Primary School
    • ‘science made simple have always been a pleasure to work with – not only when they’re presenting amazing science shows for our family audiences, but through training our own staff on their journey to becoming excellent science communicators.’
      Liz Smallman, Head of Learning , Eureka
    • “We had around 2700 visitors. 98% of visitors rated the event as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’. Your session was also named by a number of guests as their ‘highlight’ of the festival”
      J. Heaton-Marriott, Lancashire Science Festival
    • “There is no doubt at all that you made a big impact on the pupils, on the parents and indeed on all those who were privileged to be present”
      R. Court, Birkdale School, Sheffield
    • “Both the staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed watching the shows and taking part; it was a very welcome addition to our Science Day which provided and opportunity to present science to the children in an exciting way.”
      Thomas Jolyffe Primary School