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The Big Idea family show

This fun, free interactive show will help you discover how engineers use science to solve problems and create new technologies.

Explore how fibre optics connect us around the world, learn about the strange nature of light, and find out how sound can be used to levitate objects.


You’ll need a free ticket to Wonderlab to come along to the show. Please note that entry to the show is not guaranteed—spaces are limited, so make sure you’re in the gallery before the show begins, and listen out for the announcement from our Explainers.

Show times are subject to change—for the most up-to-date information, check with a member of staff when you arrive at the museum.

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