Exploration zone for Families

Imagine a space where children can create their own experiments, test their own designs and make their own discoveries. A space that challenges them to think and ask questions and to develop ideas and solutions through scientific play. Each of the twenty hands-on exhibits in our Exploration Zone is designed to give children the freedom to explore, experiment, create and discover – at their own pace and in their own way.

Here’s a flavour of the activities on offer…

Air Table

Make and test your own creation to hover over the Air Table

Scarf Shooter

Experiment with balls and scarves and make them fly through the giant tubes of the Scarf Shooter

Balls Down the Walls

Unleash your inner inventor with Balls Down the Walls

Circuits Workbench

Develop your engineering skills with our Circuits Workbench

Curious Camera

Discover a new you with our Curious Camera

Guess What?

Play Guess What? with a friend to reveal the hidden object


See the world differently with our amazing Microscopes

Domino Squares

Solve the perplexing Domino Squares puzzle

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Exploration Zone for Schools