The £6m gallery is the Science Museum’s most ambitious interactive gallery yet and will feature over 50 exhibits in seven zones. The gallery will allow visitors to explore the incredible science phenomena that occur around us every day, across topics as diverse as sound, forces, light, and electricity.
Guests can take the ultimate selfie in the infinity mirror, order experiments at the Chemistry Bar, watch real life lightning strike before their eyes, and dance the night away on the revolving solar system under a canopy of 500 stars. In addition to the interactive exhibits and artworks, guests can enjoy live demonstrations and explosive shows led by the museum’s talented team of science communicators – Explainers.
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is 1,600sqm, and is able to accommodate 400 guests for evening receptions and dancing. The gallery is available for standalone hire or in conjunction with another gallery for seated dining, and also has a 120 capacity theatre-style auditorium adjoining the gallery.
Jodie Guilford, Event Sales Manager at the Science Museum, says: “We are really excited to be able to offer Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery as a new space for events at the museum. The gallery is our most interactive to date, which makes it the perfect location to host drinks receptions where guests can network among the exhibits and enjoy watching live demonstrations courtesy of our fantastic Explainers.
“Events bookers are always looking to create spectacle and wonder at their events and thinking up elaborate new ways to give their guests an amazing experience. With Wonderlab, spectacle is in the very fabric of the gallery. Simply by attending an event in Wonderlab, guests will explore, play and be awed by the venue in itself, whilst enjoying a drinks reception or larger scale evening event.”