WONDERLAB gallery inspiring by power of wondering
The Science Museum in London has opened WONDERLAB: The Statoil Gallery, a new interactive exhibition that invites kids and adults to think like scientists.
Visiting WONDERLAB is the best thing you can currently do in London with kids, an immersive, playground-like experience.
Do you think there’s a more thrilling way for kids to learn about friction than sliding down three giant slides?
With 50 mind-blowing marvels of science to enjoy, Wonderlab is an experience unlike any other, which features unique exhibits, specially-commissioned artwork, and immersive experiences, all aimed at getting kids – and people of all ages – interested in science.
This new gallery is arranged into seven zones: Matter, Sound, Maths, Electricity, Forces, Light and Space all of them dedicated to communicating the properties and principles of the physical world by encouraging you to play with them.
Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this experience will ignite your curiosity and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways.
Come and think like a scientist. Once inside you can ride on a rotating model of the solar system, create flowing mist and cloud rings, experience different forces on a large friction slide, and order you very own experiments at the designated science bar.
Wonderlab is fun, it is inspiring, it intrigues and it delights. There is much to do and many experiences to be enjoyed. We are wishing to visit London with kids, to enjoy together with this new and awesome experience!
WONDER LAB have also teamed up with publishers Thames and Hudson to produce ‘This Book Thinks You’re a Scientist’, a special book featuring fun activities and experiments to allow people to take the wonder of science into their own homes.
This book thinks you’re a scientist explores seven key scientific areas in the Science Museum’s new interactive gallery for children: force and motion, electricity and magnetism, earth and space, light, matter, sound and mathematics. Each spread centres on an open-ended question or activity, with space on the page for the child to write, draw or interact with the book.
Imagine dogs are magnetic! Design how you would make a book fly. Write a new robot language. The book ends with a section for children to record their own guided independent investigations, including surveys and experiment logs.
Here you are another good reason for visiting London with kids! Set the date! 😉