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Get up close with live science experiments and demonstrations where the audience get to ask questions, predict outcomes and direct part of the investigation. These drop-in Science Bar programs are short, intimate experiences that are tailored to the audience.

Science Bar is included as part of your SparkLab ticket.

The Science Bar program changes daily and program topics are listed on the digital screen near the Science Bar.
11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Science Bar colour changeUnder pressure

What would a marshmallow look like in the vacuum of outer space? Use your science skills to predict and explore how changing air pressure can lead to observable changes in a variety of objects.

Will it float?

Which substances will you choose to go head-to-head in the float tank? Join us at the Science Bar as we explore the mysteries of density and discover together what features make substances sink or float?

Mix Master

Mixing two or more chemicals together can sometimes lead to surprising outcomes. Use your science skills to see what changes might happen. What will you decide to mix together?

Lights, Colour, Action!

How can we use light and colour to change the way something looks? What happens if we mix different colours together or if we block colours of light? Lead the investigation as we explore the wonders of our colourful world.

Soapy and sour

Things are not always as they seem… Can you help us use science, chemicals, universal indicator and colour matching to solve a mystery?