Hands-on exhibition

Explore over 100 interactive science exhibits, spread over two floors of exhibition space - it's hands-on, not hands-off! Create a tornado, test your body's agility or shoot parachutes into the air. Dare you enter the giant, walk-through colon?

Download a floorplan here (last updated January 2017).

Here's a selection of some exhibits currently available:

The Invention Studio

The Invention Studio

A space dedicated to the tinkerer in all of us, a space where anyone, young or old can explore, create, construct and be challenged. Become the designer, the programmer or the engineer by bringing your imagination to life and finding innovative solutions to a host of different challenges. This area is open to all on weekends, bank holidays and Hampshire school holidays, and reserved for school groups only during term-time weekdays.

Stem Cell Cascade

Stem Cell Cascade

Use this fully functioning giant pinball machine to learn about how we harness the potential of stem cells to repair our bodies.

Colon Café

Colon Café

Go on a journey of discovery through this enormous colon. Learn about good and bad bacteria, and how what you put into your body affects what comes out!

Science of Sport Zone

Science of Sport Zone

Test your reaction time, your flexibility, and your ability to balance. Discover the effect that spin has on the direction of a ball, and how your jump height and sprint speed can be related.

Sneak Peake

Sneak Peake

Fly across our beautiful planet from an astronaut's eye view, or swoop down to explore different landscapes.

Little Big Room

Little Big Room

Strange things happen in this room. Children can dwarf their parents, and people grow before your very eyes.