This summer join a fun and daring mission to uncover the truth about sound. Dig into the facts about how sound is created in nature from Saturday 22 May to Sunday 11 July during Sound Detectives, a brand new free live science show. Find out which sounds are natural and which are manmade through the art of Foley. Investigate how different sound variables change the way we hear nature’s most epic noises. And, as this is live science, there’s exciting experiments and explosive demos including the ‘super cool’ dry ice cannon.
And don’t miss all the other fun activities on offer during the day.
For an unforgettable experience head to the UK’s largest standalone Planetarium. Sit back and relax during two live presenter-led shows. Simply Space, for younger audiences, is a magical journey through the night sky. Listen to captivating constellation stories while you spot stars, planets and even the Milky Way on the incredible 360 degree dome. And in The Planets Show, which is suitable for all audiences, the adventure begins right here on Earth. Relax under a blanket of stars, before you’re whisked into orbit to experience the impressive scale of the Solar System.
And that’s not all! Embark on an exhilarating adventure through a brand new interactive sound, hearing and vibration exhibition. Venture into an enormous 10m long guitar, climb inside a giant ear and try your hand at British Sign Language. Then head over to the indoor/outdoor experimentation zone, Bio:Space, to take part in exciting nature-based activities. Go on a sound scavenger hunt and create your own insect orchestra. And finally, be wowed by the explosive demos in Science LIVE. Become part of the action as fire and ice experiments take place right on the exhibition floor.