Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Last week we had a fun afternoon visiting Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.  We have visited the museum many times and when I saw this exhibition was coming to Bradford I knew we would have to visit.

Wonderlab is a hands on exhibition all about the science of light and sound. Originally based in London at The National Science Museum it is now a permanent exhibition at The National Science and Media Museum. Entry is free to the museum and exhibition. It is recommended to book your time slot for Wonderlab online which we did. This meant no queues!

On entering the Wonderlab the first thing you see is a large sphere showing close up images of the sun. I could have spent ages watching the explosions and colours captured by space stations. There are talks at the sphere thoughout the day and you see the sun change to the earth. We caught part of a talk and the earth was showing night and day.

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

All the exhibits inside Wonderlab are hands on and fun for children and adults. We certainly had fun testing them out.  I personally loved the UV lights(it reminded me of my clubbing days). The mirror maze is small but great fun. The boys enjoyed testing their hearing and trying to photograph a drip. Even Barney enjoyed the lights. Unfortunately the echo tube was out of action when we visited as I am sure the boys would have great fun with it.

Games lounge at The National Science and Media Museum

We spent around an hour in the Wonderlab before a quick play on Pong, Pacman and Mario Kart in the games lounge.
The boys really enjoyed visiting Wonderlab, the hands on nature defiantly appealed to them. They have asked to go back soon so we will be heading back now the school holidays are finished.

Wonderlab at The National Science and Media Museum

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