On Display

Tipping Point

Stack your blocks up into a leaning tower, sliding each one out as far as you can. How far sideways will your tower reach before it tips over?

Big Machine

The iconic Grain Pit exhibit from the original Launchpad gallery has been reinvented for the new gallery as the brand-new Big Machine. Discover how simple machines can make moving things easier.

Watch Water Freeze

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.

Countless Colours

Countless Colours has three incredibly vivid and intense bulbs that allow you to make any colour you want. Rich reds, mellow yellows and deep purples are all possible on this compelling exhibit.

Echo Tube

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.

On the Move

An incredible mousetrap-style machine was built in a deserted warehouse in Cornwall. It ran for just one day, but we captured it on film. Watch the chain reaction unfold in Launchpad.

Magnetic Building

What can you build with the power of magnetism? Create your own unique sculptures around our towers of strong magnets using metal building materials from washers to teaspoons and more...