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 Set aside: about 20 minutes
 Who is it perfect for:  Aged 5+

Awesome experiments and audience participation help to unravel science fact from science fiction in our fun, family-friendly shows.

Enjoy a live show full of exciting bangs and explosions in Chuffing Contraptions. 

Our team will take you on a thrilling journey of human invention, from the steam engines of the industrial revolution, through to the fuel-powered technology of today. In the future, will we balance our love for technology with climate action? Join us as we end the show with a look ahead to a greener future.


Shows are on at various times throughout the day, show times are available on arrival.

During busy times, we request that you visit the planetarium and Science Theatre once.

​​​​​​​This is to allow other visitors to enjoy the experience too. Thanks for your consideration.

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Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.

If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.

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