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Science Museum Live: The Energy Show

Explosive family theatre for curious minds

Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show: explosive family theatre for curious minds

Methane bubbles are set alight to make fireballs, hydrogen balloons explode and rockets are fired into the audience.

Stand back and cover your ears – theatre just got dangerously exciting!

After fantastic reviews last summer, The Energy Show returns to the Science Museum before going on tour throughout England and Wales. 

Two futuristic science students race against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With help from the incredible virtual lab-assistant, i-nstein, and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, they explore, experiment and explode anything and everything they can find, live on stage.

Produced by Science Museum in London, this show is suitable for everyone aged 7+.

‘I shall imagine that physics teachers everywhere will be blessing the Science Museum for promoting their topic so imaginatively and entertainingly.’ (allinlondon.co.uk)

'This is what science lessons should be like: a blast!’ ★ ★ ★ ★ Critic’s Choice (Mail on Sunday)

'My kids barely stopped gasping and giggling throughout. They now want to be scientists and inventors and have set up a lab in their room.' ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Mumsnet.com)

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Science Museum Live: The Energy Show

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The Energy Show on Tour

Find out tour dates for The Energy Show tour taking place from April – July 2014

The Energy Show school visits

Find out more about The Energy Show for educators
Production of The Energy Show - two women and a plasma ball

The Energy Show activities

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The Energy Show video

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Explosive family theatre for curious minds