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Light It Up! family show

Welcome to the illuminating world of light!

In this show, you’ll embark on a journey to learn about the science of light. Explore how to take the perfect picture of the universe, uncover the hidden dangers of Egyptian tombs, and much more... all through the power of light.

Suitable for families with children aged 7+.


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.

Scheduled dates