Mix some extremely loud bangs, fire, bubbles, screams, experiments and copious mentions of Star Wars then you have the perfect blend of thrills to keep school children’s attention for 75 minutes in The Energy Show at the Science Museum, London.
The show is on twice a day Tuesday to Sunday from now until 31st August and tickets cost from £29 for a family ticket.
Two ‘students’ Annabella and Phil need to put on a five minute show explaining different forms of energy to pass their exam. They show the audience how to make various explosive energies with the help of their lab assistant Bernard who draws the short straw whenever a guinea pig is needed.
Although recommended for children 7+ M (age 6) loved the Star Wars references and parents will like the help of virtual i-nstein who explains the chemical reactions that make up the chain of events in each demonstration. Prepare to put your fingers in your ears several times and to hear some huge screams from the audience but as you can imagine the thrill seekers among us loved it.
The show is fast moving and did not feel as though it were 75 minutes long, I think the tickets are good value if you take into consideration that entrance to the Science Museum is free.
I am sure a lot of you if you have visited London before have been to the Science Museum but if you haven’t be prepared for a long day and plan what you want to see most because there is so much that you can be a little overwhelmed with it all. There are lots of activities on during the summer holidays including a 3D trail not quite what we were expecting, a chance to make your own 3D glasses, lots of hands on learning and the web lab which is sponsored by Google is fun for teens but was quite busy when we were there.
So if you want to mix fun with learning and get the children out of the sun, or out of the rain, for 75 minutes we can recommend the Energy Show and as a bonus fill up the rest of the day exploring the Science Museum.
Disclosure: We were given tickets to watch The Energy Show but all opinions are my own