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The science exhibition

We are happy to announce that the science exhibition is now open during weekends and Bracknell Forest school holidays.

We are offering 3 timed sessions a day with reduced visitor numbers.

Please read our coronavirus update page before visiting

Our zones

At The Look Out Discovery Centre, we love hands-on science. We have over 90 activities which children of all ages can enjoy and learn from.

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.

Forces and movement

Children playing with the cogwheel

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

You can have fun with our 2 new exhibits - a tennis ball launcher and a body mirror.

You can also create beautiful music on the giant keyboard.

Body and perception

Girl playing in body and perception zone

Challenge your body and brain. Test your reaction speed on Batak, or have a go at creating an electrical circuit . Can you solve the jigsaw of the human body?

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.

Woodland and water

Water zone at The Look Out

Play with boats in our indoor stream and build a dam in the steam. 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.

Light and Colour

Playing in a light and mirror box

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 thermal imaging camera.

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.

Build It!

Children playing as builders

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

You can use the rubble 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.

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

COVID safety

We have temporarily removed the bricks, roof tiles, hi-viz jackets and hard hats.

You can still have fun playing on the mini trucks and have a go at designing a house on the light table.

Contact information

The Look Out Discovery Centre

Telephone Number 01344 354400

Nine Mile Ride
RG12 7QW
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