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Game On! The Science of Sport at Thinktank

Game On! The Science of Sport at Thinktank

Drop in at Thinktank this Summer on weekdays for Game On! The Science of Sport.

Celebrate the Olympics with us by learning all about the science behind some of your favourite sports! This live science show is packed full of interactive demonstrations that show how athletes use Newton’s three laws of motion and how they can also apply to our everyday lives.

Event information:

  • Drop-in.
  • Shows take place on weekdays from 22nd July – 30th August at 1pm and 2pm unless stated otherwise in the dates below.
  • Shows lasts for approximately 25 minutes.
  • In the Thinktank Science Garden.
  • This show is outdoors, please bring appropriate clothes for the weather.

Click here to find more about what’s going on at Thinktank this Summer

Located in Birmingham city centre, Thinktank is the perfect day out for all ages.

Explore MiniBrum, our child-sized mini city. Visit our 4K Planetarium where you can journey to the stars! Discover a world of science in our interactive outdoor Science Garden. Learn more about Birmingham’s industrial past and see steam engines, trains, cars and planes from yesteryear. Plus, come face to face with a dinosaur and even more!

The Science Garden offers an adventurous and entertaining day out, bringing themes of engineering, mechanics and transportation to life through over 30 hands-on exhibits.

Visitors of all ages can get ‘bodies on’ with exciting and inventive exhibits including an eight metre high clanging ‘Terminus’ machine and a giant human-sized hamster wheel that has a top speed of 30 revolutions per minute.

Fun zones in the Science Garden include:

  • Energise – Harness renewable energy to power a mechanical theatre – which turbine or solar panel will you choose?
  • Mechanise – Use a host of intriguing machines to feed the 8m high ‘Terminus’ machine – can you get enough for an explosion of dancing balls and whistles?
  • Mobilise – How does it feel riding on a wagon with square wheels on a bumpy road? Find out!

In addition to these interactive exhibits there is an outdoor classroom – Garden Arena, where shows and workshops for schools can take place.

The Science Garden is included in the Thinktank admission price, or it is free every day from 3pm, with varying closing times in autumn/winter due to light levels. The earliest the garden will close during the winter period is 4pm.

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Date And Time

22 Jul 2024 to
30 Aug 2024


Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, Curzon Street, Birmingham
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