Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery


Museums & Galleries


6 years +


The Science Museum

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London

Tickets: £8 adults, £6 child


'Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Be curious.' Stephen Hawking

The brand new Wonderlab gallery at the Science Museums takes interactive exhibits to a whole new level. This is quite simply all the gallery contains. Rammed with over 50 interactive hands-on-exhibits, if this stunning new space doesn't ignite your child's interest in science then nothing will. With live demo's, engaging science explainers and great shows it is just wonderful. 

The Museum's Launch Pad area has been entirely overhauled (and doubled in size) and replaced by this brand new £6 million gallery. 

Explore sound, forces, light and mathematics in seven zones. See how different materials affect friction by whizzing down the Friction Slide made of wood, plastic and astroturf, marvel at the solar system in the revolving Orbit zone, make shapes out of mist, peer into the Infinity box, create patterns on the Tessellation Wall

A real highlight is the fab Chemistry Bar where friendly science explainers carry out interactive experiments with liquid nitrogen (amongst other things) showing how materials can change state once they undergo a chemical change. We watched a rubber bouncy ball turn rock hard and a gummy bear shatter into pieces.

We loved it as much as the kids. A real treat for all. Perfect timing for half-term!

Whizz down the Friction Slide

Peer into the Infinity Box

Play with the Heat Camera

Watch the gliding Dry Ice 

Tickets: £8 adults, £6 child



Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London

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0870 870 4771

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