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 Set aside: 20 - 30 minutes
The Experiment Zone is for ages 7+, we restrict access to under 7s for safety reasons. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

In the Experiment Zone YOU are the scientist! 

Enioy two fun experiments! Have a go at extracting DNA from a Brussels sprout and get to know this festive favourite like never before. Then, find out how lab scientists test different chemicals to calm stomach pain. 

  • Carry out practical experiments using real tools and materials.

  • Work on your own, in a team, or enlist the help of a friendly Science Explainer.



Experiment Zone opening hours

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm (last entry: 3:30pm)
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm (last entry: 4:30pm)


Want to try some science at home?

Download our handy toolkit for making the perfect slime with items found in your kitchen cupboards!


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