Wow Zone has lots of hands-on activities to enjoy. There are instructions around to explain how to use the exhibits. Some might move, make a loud noise, or light up when in use.
Lots of the exhibits in this area are noisy, such as ‘visible vibrations’ which has a low, but loud humming noise, and the hand dryer, alarm and dimmer switch on the ‘circuits workbench’. The hydrogen power tower makes a loud bang as it launches a ball inside a tube. Ear defenders are available from reception for a refundable deposit.
Some exhibits in this area involve bright lights, such as the ‘lightning strike’ tube, the ‘coloured shadows’ and the ‘light island’. Sunglasses are available from our sensory backpacks at reception.
The ‘heat camera’ shows what visitors would look like in infrared on a screen, using a colour combination of blue, yellow, green and red. It might feel a bit strange to look at. There are also some metal symbols that can be touched to see how this effects the infrared display. These will feel cold when touched.
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