Be Curious 2024

Join us for Be Curious, the University’s annual family open day. Each year we turn the campus into a hive of free family-friendly activities. Come along and get hands on with our research!

On Saturday 18 May from 10am to 4pm, the University will be open to the public for a day of free interactive and family-friendly activities on subjects ranging from artificial intelligence and fossils to medicine and volcanoes. 

Be Curious features a wide variety of research topics across 40 individual stations dotted across our campus, with a number of our Faculty’s colleagues taking part to share their incredible research across all fields of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Visitors will also get the opportunity to learn about Leeds legend John Smeaton, the UK’s first civil engineer. Researchers will demonstrate how Smeaton’s ideas are still important, 300 years after he was born, as a part of the Smeaton300 programme. 

Information for families

This year, a quiet hour has been introduced for visitors who prefer a calmer environment. Between 10am and 11am, the number of visitors will be limited to allow movement around campus at their own pace. 

Be Curious has worked closely with Child Friendly Leeds and the programme will be shared with communities across the city. Child Friendly Leeds brings everyone together to make Leeds a child friendly city.

Get your free ticket

To book your free tickets and view the full line-up of events visit the Be Curious website.