14th May to 3rd July

Get set for action this spring!

Let’s explore how science, not CGI, can be used in films to create magical light effects in a free live show. Our Inspirers will use some explosive experiments to recreate famous moments from the movies. There will also be some ‘illuminating’ audience participation along the way.

Blast off on an adventure into space in two amazing Planetarium shows. Explore the hundreds of moons, planets and stars in Solar System Adventure, an exciting live show. And come on a journey from the big bang to the future of astronomy in We Are Astronomers, a subtitled film show.

In 2022 we’re celebrating 20 years of the Science Centre's most wow moments. Join us for an epic year of our best show themes and demos from the past 20 years - all with a retro 2002 twist. 

The Science Centre is open every weekend and all throughout the May half term school holidays. 

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Live science show photo showing a science communicator looking at chemical reactions taking place in some beakers
Live science show photo showing a science communicator looking at chemical reactions taking place in some beakers

Around the Science Centre

As well as an explosive free science show and spectacular Planetarium shows, all this is right here on the exhibition floor:

  • Nature challenges and activities in Bio:Space
  • A mini outdoor adventure playground
  • Massive immersive exhibits, including a 10-metre giant playable guitar
  • Out-of-this-world hands-on exhibits in Explorer:Space
  • Epic live demos in Science Live
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Exhibition photo showing a dad and his daughter listening to a whale sound exhibit

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