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Weekend programs in Agora – May 7-8th

The Agóra Science Experience Center has reopened, offering great programs for both prior visitors and new in May! Visitors can try out approximately forty scientific games, and take part in exciting experimental demonstrations several times a day.  Check out the programme below.

Date: 7th to 8th May 2022, Saturday-Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Agóra Scientific Experience Center (Debrecen, Nagyerdő, Botanical Garden – Entrance from the parking lot on Móricz Zsigmond út!)

Masters of pollination

Saturday 7th May 2022, 11.00 am

How do flowers attract pollinators? Did you ever think that reptiles or monkeys could play a role in pollination? Do animals see flowers in the same way as humans? And what would be the impact on our planet if bees became extinct? The presentation will also show how bees communicate with each other.

The 30-minute presentation is recommended for children aged 6 and over.

Let’s go!

Saturday 7th May 2022, 12.00, 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Can you blow up a balloon without touching it? And a marshmallow? In our experimental demonstration on vacuum and pressure, we boil water under cold water and squeeze the foam out of whipped cream.

Our 30-minute show is recommended for ages 8 and up.

We can only accept a limited number of visitors. Registration at the box office.

Secrets of the Botanic Garden

Saturday 7th May 2022 at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday 8th May 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

What does the honeysuckle have to do with Lombardy, Italy? What do the respiratory roots of the marsh cypress look like? After how many years do pine cones appear on giant sequoias? During the Botanical Garden tour, you can see how many new plant names are due to the authors of the Hungarian Herbarium, and wander along the paths, most of which were laid out in the first half of the 20th century under the guidance of botanist Rezső Soó.
Suitable clothing for a walk in the woods is recommended for this 45-minute programme.

In case of bad weather, you can listen to our presentation “The Great Forest of a Thousand Faces”.

Scale muster

Saturday 7th May 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Did you know that the scales of fish have a ring of the year on them, which tells you the age of the fish? But do all fish have scales? In this session, children can examine different scales under a microscope and find out what a fish scale is and why a fish needs one.

The 30-minute educational session is recommended for children aged 8 and over. There are a limited number of visitors to the programme. Registration on site.

Sunday Science: Puppy Lab Extra

Sunday 8th May 2022, 10.30 a.m.

A series of educational activities on Sundays with exciting science adventures for kids. In the one-hour sessions, participants will be given an insight into the mysteries of different scientific disciplines.

This Sunday, the BASF Kids Lab, so popular with groups of students, will also be open to individual visitors. In the Clever Foodies – Eat Clever! programme, children can experiment with Dr Bubbles and his friends. They can find out why vegetables and fruit are healthy, what liquid can be used to detect the presence of vitamin C in a fruit, how vitamins are grouped and what pigments are, and find out whether it’s our nose or our eyes that decide what looks tasty and what doesn’t.

Recommended age: 11-14 years

The programme is open to all with a ticket to the Agora. The number of visitors is limited, so it is advisable to register in advance. Pre-registrations are welcome at regisztracio@agoradebrecen.hu. The one-hour session will start at exactly half-past 10:30 am, gathering in the reception area.

HangZOO – Animal Sound Archive

Sunday 8 May 2022, 11.00 a.m.

Where do insects wear their “ears”? Do German shepherds have better hearing or big waxwings? What sounds does a fox make to mark its territory? Can an animal imitate the sound of a camera or a chainsaw? The interactive presentation will also show how well you know animal sounds.

The 40-minute educational programme is recommended for children aged 6 and over.


Sunday 8th May 2022, 12.00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

A balloon is not hard to blow up. Or can it? In this experimental demonstration, the balloon gets cold, hot, hot, hot, and heavy as we observe different physical phenomena amidst the inevitable pops.

The experiment is recommended for children aged 6 and over.

Rabbits in the big world

Sunday 8th May 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Do rabbits really have furry feet and do they wear snowshoes in winter? How big can the largest rabbit species grow? Can we stand behind a jackrabbit without being seen? In this interactive rabbit talk, children will learn about some of the more common and unusual rabbit species and breeds.

The 25-minute programme is recommended for children aged 8 and over.