You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen it before!

Designed for children and adults alike, Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and even howling jelly babies!

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Awarded Best Kid’s Show at Edinburgh Fringe by The Derek Awards, this interactive show promises to entertain and educate in the most spectacular way!

Dates & Times

Last session: Mon 19 Feb 2024 at 2:30 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
£19 adults / £17 children and concessions (inc fees)

Ages 5+

Duration 1 hour 40 minutes (inc interval)


“The Spectacular Science Show is certainly spectacular! The hour-long show blends perfectly the balance of an educational display with entertainment and amazement. ”

Families Online

“A truly spectacular and explosive show full of drama and some really cool science too! ”

Primary Times

“A brilliant show for all the family. ”


Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show

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