Techniquest

Live science show
30 minutes
Ages 5+
£2.50 per person (add-on to admission)

With over 70% of our planet’s surface covered by a ginormous global ocean, it’s an incredibly important part of the earth’s ecosystem and is absolutely teeming with life.

Join us on a journey that takes us from the most vibrant coral reefs to the darkest depths below, where we’ll find fish that glow in the dark and a whole host of curious creatures along the way. We’ll find out more about the way our seas are changing and what we can all do to help protect the underwater environment for future generations.

You’ll have the chance to test your own knowledge of the ocean with our fishy facts quiz, and see whether you might be destined to become an oceanographer yourself — and we’ll even discover an explosive way that water can be made!

  • Age guidance: 5+

    Our live science show presenters adapt to the audience in front of them, so anyone from 5 to 95 should find plenty to engage with!

    You may not find the live demos as relevant for under-5s, but please check with staff before booking if you’re unsure.

  • Tickets

    Please note that every show ticket must be booked in conjunction with a valid admissions ticket. Availability is limited, so the best way to guarantee your space is to book in advance.

  • Other information

    There is a loud bang at the end of this show. Ear defenders will be given out before the show starts, and plenty of warnings will be given before the bang.

 

When is this on?

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Events on Mon 28 August 2023
28 Aug
Ocean Extravaganza
Mon 28 August 2023    
All Day
Events on Tue 29 August 2023
29 Aug
Ocean Extravaganza
Tue 29 August 2023    
All Day
Events on Wed 30 August 2023
30 Aug
Ocean Extravaganza
Wed 30 August 2023    
All Day
Events on Thu 31 August 2023
31 Aug
Ocean Extravaganza
Thu 31 August 2023    
All Day
Events on Fri 1 September 2023
01 Sep
Ocean Extravaganza
Fri 1 September 2023    
All Day
Events on Sat 2 September 2023
02 Sep
Ocean Extravaganza
Sat 2 September 2023    
All Day
Events on Sun 3 September 2023
03 Sep
Ocean Extravaganza
Sun 3 September 2023    
All Day
Events on Sat 9 September 2023
09 Sep
Ocean Extravaganza
Sat 9 September 2023    
All Day
Events on Sun 10 September 2023
10 Sep
Ocean Extravaganza
Sun 10 September 2023    
All Day
Events on Sun 17 September 2023
17 Sep
Ocean Extravaganza
Sun 17 September 2023    
All Day
Events on Sat 23 September 2023
23 Sep
Ocean Extravaganza
Sat 23 September 2023    
All Day
Events on Sun 24 September 2023
24 Sep
Ocean Extravaganza
Sun 24 September 2023    
All Day

available dates

Location

Science Theatre

This is where we really bring science to life in front of your eyes.

Take a seat in our 90-person tiered auditorium, where our engaging presenter will show you some incredible experiments.

Depending on the show, they could involve ferocious fire, crazy chemicals, exciting explosions or ridiculous rocket launches!


Please note that we are able to accommodate 2 guests in wheelchairs per show.

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