You don’t need an Alpine valley or an underground tunnel to play around with echoes. Isaac Newton experimented in a courtyard, and with our huge Echo Tube you can explore your own echo in Launchpad.
Can you build your own bridge out of blocks to span our table-top river? The key to this challenge is counterbalance - by adding more blocks at the edges you can stop your bridge crashing down in the middle.
Have a go at building Launchpad's Arch Bridge. Even without glue or screws the Arch Bridge is strong enough to support you and your friends, so build it then test its strength.
A beautiful mixture of different sands is trapped between two sheets of glass. Turn it upside down to stir up the sand and watch as it settles into layers and patterns according to size.
In Launchpad we've got a wall which can freeze your shadow - strike a pose, wait for the flash, then turn around to see your shadow trapped on the wall. What's the weirdest shadow you can make?
You can't see sound, but you can play with its effects at Sound Patterns. Adjust the sound to find the frequencies that will make the water in the tube jump and dance around.
Ever wanted to twirl like an ice skater or spin like a snowboarder? On Rotation Station you can feel the physics of forces in a spin.
Discover the beauty of watching water freeze! See colourful crystals creep across the frozen glass, then melt bits with your fingers and watch them refreeze into a unique pattern every time.
Play with our clever boxes which recall any rhythm you tap into them, beating it back on the table top. Place them on different surfaces to hear how the sound changes and create your own unique tunes.
Sail one of our specially made table-top yachts at Wind in Your Sails. Can you make your yacht sail across the wind, or even into it, just by adjusting the position of the sail?