The science exhibition

Our zones

Our activities and exhibits are organised in 'zones' which correspond with what your child may be learning about at school.

We hope that a visit to The Look Out will help them to experience how exciting science is.

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Ground floor - main exhibition

It’s time to lift off! Send a huge hot air balloon skyward. See the world suspended mid-air by our Bernoulli blower.

Can you solve the jigsaw of the human body? 

You can have fun with our interactive sandbox or body mirror. You can also create beautiful music on the giant keyboard.

Woodland and water

Play with boats in our indoor stream and build a dam in the stream. Can you make the wheels dance on the turntable?

Have a go at making music on our pipes of pan.

Please note that the woodland and water zone is outside but under cover.

Insect enclosure

The forestry themed exhibit is home to a whole range of wild insects, amphibians and reptiles.

Among the host of animals housed in the enclosure you will discover:

  • hissing cockroaches
  • giant millipedes
  • African land snails
  • giant prickly stick insects
  • black beauty stick insects
  • a marine toad
  • a corn snake
  • leafcutter ants

The insect enclosure is labelled with fun facts about the creatures so that you can see what they are and learn a little about each one.

First floor - main exhibition

Challenge your body and brain. Test your reaction speed on Batak, or have a go at creating an electrical circuit.

Can you open the treasure chest?

You can also discover our DCT lab where you can play with our magnetic wall or make your creations fly high into the air on our wind table.

Light and Colour

Have some colourful fun with Optimusic - step on the colour beams as fast as you can.

Draw a light picture in the shadow box or investigate the infinity mirror.

You can also play with our plasma sphere.

Build It!

Become a member of The Look Out construction crew by helping to build the house. Great teamwork is required!

You can use the tile chute and drive the dumper trucks to transport giant building blocks around the construction site. Climb up scaffolding to tile the roof or design a house at the architect's table.

Wear our hi-viz jackets and hard hats as you zoom around the Build It zone. 

Please note that the Build It! Zone is outside but under cover.

Contact information

The Look Out Discovery Centre

01344 354400

Nine Mile Ride Bracknell RG12 7QW United Kingdom