Inspired by the power of wondering, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will ignite curiosity in science and maths through more than 50 cutting edge exhibits and immersive experiences.
Along with high-energy shows, live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at our giant Tesla coil, plus our brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement, a school trip to Wonderlab is a must for KS2 and KS3 students.
The gallery will enrich learning across the curriculum themes of forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths. The exhibits will encourage students to be curious, to look at close details and to be creative – skills that are invaluable to scientists.
The gallery is open for different year groups on different days so please check the calendar to plan your visit.
Visits to Wonderlab are free for schools that book the gallery in advance for visits on weekdays during term time. Admission charges apply at other times, please see below for further details.
You can find out more about the science and maths behind each of the exhibits using these handy resources:
- The science and maths behind the exhibits: Electricity
- The science and maths behind the exhibits: Forces
- The science and maths behind the exhibits: Light
- The science and maths behind the exhibits: Maths
- The science and maths behind the exhibits: Matter
- The science and maths behind the exhibits: Sound
- The science and maths behind the exhibits: Space
As part of your visit to Wonderlab you can request places in one of our epic science shows:
Exploring circuits and how your home is powered. For Years 2-5 (Ages 6-10).
Flash! Bang! Wallop!
All about the chemistry of explosions and fire. For Years 3-7 (Ages 7-12).
The Rocket Show
How Newton’s laws of motion get rockets into space and back down again. For Years 5-9 (Ages 9-14).
How forces make the seemingly impossible possible (would you sit on a chair of nails?).
For Years 3-7(Ages 7-12).
Shows are free of charge and last 20 minutes.
These shows are only available in conjunction with a booking for Wonderlab.
If you are coming to visit Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery this half-term please be aware that in peak periods (from midday onwards) we are experiencing long queues due to the gallery's popularity. We recommend arriving early and leaving plenty of time for your visit to minimise your waiting time as much as possible.
Should you wish to buy tickets for today for Robots or for Wonderlab and they are not available for sale or are sold out below, please visit the ticket desk in person- a limited allocation of tickets will be available from the desk on the day. Otherwise, you can purchase tickets for future dates by clicking here.
Please note: The Typhoon Force simulator is closed for maintenance until further notice. During this period tickets cannot be purchased, including our packaged Explorer ticket option. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.