What Happens: Our Body and Exercise - science show

Dates: 13th July to 6th October 2024 Weekends and school holidays
Location: Science Theatre
Duration: 20 mins
Tickets: Free with general admission

Olympic and Paralympic fever has taken over the Science Theatre this summer with our brand-new science show – What Happens: Our Body and Exercise. Join our science Inspirers as they limber up and discover the science behind how our body works during sport and exercise.

The world’s athletes are gathered together for the Olympics and Paralympics and we’re warming up for some sports science fun! Whether you’re a pro athlete, a park run fanatic or simply enjoy a leisurely walk to the shops, your body will react in similar ways when it exercises. Our whole body works together during physical activity, from our hearts to our bones to our muscles. But what’s the ‘exer-science’ behind the exercise? Let’s find out together!

Exciting experiments and inspiring demos will bring this energetic topic to life in an exciting 20-minute live show. Discover more about how and why our heart rate increases in order to push blood around our body. Be wowed by how strong our bones are with an exciting audience participation demo. And watch as we explore the fiery nature of the foods we need to fuel and energise our bodies for exercise. On your marks, get set, go and grab your free ticket now!

Accessibility information for What Happens: Our Body and Exercise

The Science Theatre is accessible so everyone can enjoy all the fun. Sometimes there will be loud noises, but we'll tell you about them before the show starts. If you want to wear ear defenders, you can borrow them from us before the show starts. If you feel nervous in a show, you can stay near the back and leave quickly if you need to.

Sensitive to loud noises? There's a not-so-noisy show just for you at 3.30pm.

***On Tuesday, 30th July, Tuesday, 20th August and Saturday, 21st September a British Sign Language interpreter will be signing during the 11:30am and 2:30pm shows. Talk to our Accessibility team so we can reserve a seat for you near the front.***

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3:30pm (not so noisy)

4:30pm (Monday 22nd July to Sunday 1st September subject to availability)