Launchpad has now closed as we prepare for a new Interactive gallery which opens in late 2016. The new gallery will be bigger than Launchpad and packed with state-of-the-art interactive exhibits.
While we build the new gallery, our Garden and Pattern Pod interactive galleries will be open as usual and there will be daily on-gallery demonstrations, regular free science shows and events for schools.
Launchpad was packed with over 50 interactive exhibits, as well as electrifying shows and dynamic demonstrations, all from the wonderful world of physics.
The gallery was particularly aimed at 8- to 14-year-olds, and their parents and teachers. From making water stretchy, to catching shadows, experimenting with mirrors to hearing echoes, Launchpad was a world leading hands-on science centre, which encouraged children to make sense of the way things work.