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The Easter holidays are now over and to round it all off we paid a trip to the beautiful town of Buxton in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales to go to see the Science Museum Live on tour with the Energy Show. We have had a busy couple of weeks doing lots of outdoors activities as the weather has been so beautiful and this made a pleasant change to sit, watch and learn!

The relaunched show is a theatrical experience featuring explosive experiments, a virtual assistant (i-nstein who reminded me of someone out of Numberjacks!) and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals that explain the nine different kinds of energy.

The family orientated show is delivered in such a fun and engaging way – the kids were hooked all the way through. There are references to Star Wars and lots of exploding bubbles, popping balloons and some very loud  blasts. At 7 years Ethan has an understanding of science and energy so he probably got more out of it than Noah who is nearly 5. Noah, however, was mesmerised by it  and was taking it all in so I am sure he learnt something from it too. We all couldn’t help laugh at all the explosions and fun happening on stage.

The show has links to Key Stage 2 and supports Key Stage 3 and provides a fantastic original piece of family theatre. It is now touring the UK throughout the Spring/Summer before returning to London in July for some final shows. It is definitely one not to be missed if you can catch it near you!

The show is aimed at 7+ years of age and this is definitely at least the age that will get most from it although the audience around us were a wide range of ages up to teens. There is also a brilliant programme to accompany the show priced at £3 which has more information on the experiments in the show and even some you can try at home safely!

Check out the clip below for a glimpse of the excitement.


After the show we had a wander around the beautiful Pavillion Gardens with its miniature train, brilliant park and even some learnt some circus skills and met some owls!


Disclosure: we received a complimentary family ticket but all opinions and views expressed are our own unbiased.

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25 Responses to The Energy Show: The Science Museum on tour (a review)

  1. […] paid a trip to a couple of the excellent films that run at the Science museum. After seeing their live show you know the quality of the films till be of a high standard and they didn’t […]

  2. That looks like a fantastic way to spend the day. It looks like you all had fun!

  3. Anything that makes science fun gets a thumbs up from me!

  4. Astrid says:

    I’m so glad you all had fun, especially the boys. It sound slike a great experience.

  5. Lori says:

    This looks like a great day out, my nieces go here regularly. f would have loved meeting the owls. x

  6. Kerry says:

    Ooh this looks like fun! I’ve never been to a Science museum.

  7. Globalmouse says:

    This looks amazing – my 7 year old is really into science so would love this…off to see if it comes near us! Thank you!

  8. This looks like a great day out x

  9. love the Science museum! x

  10. Emily says:

    Looks lots of fun

  11. Granny says:

    Looks great fun! Xxxx

  12. Kizzy says:

    Looks like a fab day out and lots of fun

  13. Pinkoddy says:

    I love to take my children to see anything educational but fun – this sounds great.

  14. Kirsty says:

    It is great to hear that there is such a fantastic show dedicated to making Science more accessible to children and opening their eyes to the excitement and relevance of Science to their lives. If only lessons could always be that exciting!

  15. This looks like a great day out. My hubby would love this x

  16. anna says:

    We went to this before at the science museum, it’s a great show and really educational but my son is slightly under the recommended age and was a bit scared!

    • Louise says:

      Absolutely! Our youngest is also under the recommended age (he is 4) and was a bit unsure of the loud bangs at first but soon go into it. We were sat away from the action in the Dress Circle which may have helped? x

  17. Emma says:

    Oh you lucky things. We saw the Energy Show last year and the kiddies loved it. I’d love to see this too!

  18. Sounds like a great educational day out.

  19. Sounds good, never been to this show before .x

  20. Mummy of Two says:

    This sounds great! My son is only 5 but very inquisitive so I think he would really enjoy something like this.

  21. Polly says:

    this looks really interesting – my kids would love this

  22. oana79 says:

    Sounds like THE place to be if you are a pre-teenage boy 🙂

  23. I love science museums! My boys are a little too young at the moment but as soon as they’re ready we’ll be taking plenty of trips! I love the faces of your little ones with the owls!

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