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The Science Museum brings the wonders of science to Kent

Visitors of all ages will be inspired and amazed by the wonders of science at a new Science Museum attraction at Bluewater. The Science Museum Shop will celebrate all things scientific through a unique mix of exciting live science demonstrations, interactive experiments, gadgets and gifts.

Visitors of all ages will be inspired and amazed by the wonders of science at a new Science Museum attraction at Bluewater. The Science Museum Shop will celebrate all things scientific through a unique mix of exciting live science demonstrations, interactive experiments, gadgets and gifts.

During half term and every weekend between Saturday 24 October and 31 December 2015, visitors can enjoy live science demonstrations and experiments led by the Science Museum team in a specially created Test Zone. Visitors can learn about gravity and propulsion and even make their own popping rocket. From space and robots to kitchen gadgets and experiments you can do at home, the shop will also stock an abundance of exciting gifts and merchandise that would make imaginative festive gifts for all the family.

The Science Museum's Head of Learning Operations, Kenny Webster, said:

"The Science Museum Shop at Bluewater is a great opportunity to bring a little piece of the Science Museum to Kent. We hope our live science demonstrations will inspire visitors of all ages to get excited about science and share their experience with family and friends."

Robert Goodman, Bluewater's General Manager, said:

"We are thrilled to welcome the Science Museum back to Bluewater for the second time in two years. The pop-up was a huge success in 2014 and we've no doubt this year's opening will bring even more excitement to shoppers. At Bluewater, we're passionate about giving our guests a memorable experience and recommend visitors drop in to the Science Museum for some science-filled entertainment!"

The Science Museum Shop at Bluewater is open every day to 31 December 2015. Experiments and demonstrations in the Test Zone will take place every weekend, during half term and the Christmas holidays.

Notes to editors

For further information, interviews and images please contact the Science Museum Press Office. julia.murray@sciencemuseum.ac.uk, 020 7942 4328

About the Science Museum

As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement.

About Bluewater

Bluewater is Europe’s leading fashion, leisure and events destination offering over 300 of the best UK and International brands and over 60 restaurants and bars. With 13,000 free parking spaces, 50 acres of parkland and seven lakes, it is the perfect day-through-evening experience.