Exploration Zone

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 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.

(Family Days and community days only, not STEM clubs).

Here’s a flavour of the activities on offer… or check out the best bits in our short video by Albi, age 10!

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

Play Guess What?

Play Guess What? with a friend to figure out the hidden object


See the world differently with our amazing Microscopes


See how long you can keep it going!

Watch Water Freeze

Watch water freeze before your very eyes!

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