Sponsored content: Now in its seventh year, the Abu Dhabi Science Festival returns with a new venue and a huge programme of activities (that are both fun and informative) for the entire family. Book your tickets today to avoid disappointment

Want your kids to have fun but learn a thing or two at the same time? Then you need to take them to the Abu Dhabi Science Festival.

The 2017 edition is set to be the biggest and best yet, and tickets are on sale now, and they’re priced at an absolute bargain Dhs5 for adults aged 16 and over, and only Dhs10 for kids aged 15 and under. Just visit www.adsftickets.com to get yours now (kids four and under get in for free).

The 2017 edition of the ADSF takes place in the city of Abu Dhabi in Khalifa Park and at Al Ain Zoo from this Thursday, November 9, to Saturday November 18.

So what’s happening this year at ADSF? In total there are more than 70 activities taking place.

At Khalifa Park, children can master the art of construction and learn how to build a hydraulic crane, or they can get creative and do some colouring at the interactive solar-powered colour park. They can also learn about plants and the nutrients they need in a lab environment at the Alyazrah Workshop, plus there’s live entertainment from the UK’s Ministry Of Science team – it’s a stage performance that highlights the importance of science and engineering. Kids can discover about coral and the underwater world it lives in, and master basic computer skills at the Micro Coder. That’s just a few of the activities on offer at Khalifa Park. Click here for a full calendar.

There’s just as much fun going on at the festival’s other location at Al Ain Zoo. The Waterlight Grafitti installation lets kids create eco-friendly tags using thousands of LEDs. Children can learn about archaeology at Kids Dig, and laugh along with stage performers The Looney Gas Show. And youngsters who like to get mucky will want to visit the Splat! workshop, where they’ll be able to learn about chemistry and make their very own slime. Click here to see all the events taking place in the emirate’s ‘Garden City’.

The festival has proved massively popular since it started seven years ago, with some 700,000 visitors since then, including 120,000 in 2016 alone. Check out the video below for some highlights from last year’s edition.

The festival will be open between 4pm and 9pm from Sunday to Wednesday, 4pm to 10pm on Thursday and 2pm to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, so you have plenty of opportunities to go and make a day of it. Check out their website for more details.