The science exhibition
Planned closure for maintenance
Please note that the hands-on science centre will be closed from Monday 19 November to Friday 30 November, reopening on Saturday 1 December.
The coffee shop, toilets, Go Ape and Swinley Bike Hub will be open as usual.
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. You can launch a hydrogen rocket, play with boats in the indoor stream or build a house with your friends. We are sure that The Look Out will have something for everyone in your group to enjoy.
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. Our zones are:
Forces and Movement
It’s time to lift off! Launch a hydrogen rocket or send a huge hot air balloon skyward. See the world suspended mid-air by our Bernoulli blower.
Body and Perception
Challenge your body and brain. Test your reaction speed on Batak, or create an amazing design with our art machine. Can you solve the jigsaw of the human body?
Light and Colour
Have some colourful fun with Optimusic - step on the colour beams as fast as you can. Capture your silhouette in the shadow box or play a tune with laser beams.
Woodland and Water
Play with boats in our indoor stream. Learn some incredible facts about our local wildlife. Become fascinated by the colony of busy leaf-cutter ants. Please note that the Woodland and Water Zone is outside but under cover.
Become a member of The Look Out construction crew by helping to build the new house at The Look Out. Great teamwork is required. Use the rubble chute, wheelbarrows, design a house or drive the dumper trucks. Lots of fun. Please note that the Build It! Zone is outside but under cover.
To avoid disappointment, please note that the activities and zones may change throughout the year.