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Crazy Experiments at The Energy Show at the Science Museum

uk mummy blogger competitionsThis summer the Science Museum premieres The Energy Show, an electrifying new science show for families with children aged 7+.

Follow Annabella and Phil, two futuristic science students, as they race against time to prove their knowledge of energy through a series of live experiments. Featuring a virtual assistant named i-nstein and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, Annabella and Phil use liquid nitrogen, hydrogen rockets and electricity to create a dangerously exciting experience.

Annabella and Phil from Science Museum Live Presents: The Energy Show © Jennie Hills, Science Museum 

The Energy Show is a unique theatrical experience whose award-winning creative talent draws on the continued success of the Science Museum’s previous live science shows.

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Directed and co-written by Martin Lamb, who has worked with the English National Opera and the V&A, The Energy Show boasts a creative team who have collectively worked nationally and internationally on more than 500 shows, including productions on the West End and Broadway. Their awards include a Tony Award, a Village Voice OBIE and a Theatregoers’ Choice Award. Full cast and crew details can be found under Notes to Editors.

Martin Lamb, Director, says “The Energy Show is a dynamic and fresh way for young people to engage with science, weaving together the best elements of a traditional live science show with the storytelling features of a family theatrical performance. Audiences will enjoy a distinctive and engaging experience.”

SM Live 2013: The Energy Show

Toby Parkin, Co-producer and Outreach Manager at the Science Museum, says “The Energy Show creates universal appeal through a blend of eye-popping demonstrations and scientific reasoning. Whether it’s the steampunk laboratory, wise-cracking animated assistant or exploding Hydrogen, young people will engage with this show, no matter what their interest in science.” 

Running at 75 minutes (no interval), The Energy Show is suitable for children 7+ and supports the Key Stages 2 and 3 science curriculum. Performances will be held in the Science Museum’s IMAX theatre on a newly installed mechanical stage.

SM Live 2013: The Energy Show

Experiments and demonstrations include:

  • Flaming Methane bubbles
  • Exploding bottles of liquid nitrogen
  • Lights powered by Plasma Balls
  • A hair-raising Van de Graaff generator
  • Soaring hydrogen-filled rockets

Booking information

To book tickets please call 0870 870 4868 or visit 


  • Adult: £14.50
  • Child: £9.50
  • Family Tickets:
  • 1 adult, 2 children: £29
  • 1 adult, 3 children: £38
  • 2 adults, 1 child: £34
  • 2 adults, 2 children: £42
  • Groups – 10% discount for groups of 10+

Win Tickets to The Energy Show!

With us about half way through the school holidays it’s time to dig deep an keep the kids entertained.  Thankfully the lovely team at the Science Museum London have given me a family ticket (for up to 4 people).  This is for any of the 11.30 am shows running up to the 31st August at the Science Museum.  The prize is for tickets only and does not include travel.

To enter just tell me  what is the name of the virtual assistant in the show?

Terms & Conditions
The competition closes 21st August 2013 at 5pm. The prize is 1 x family ticket for up to 4 people for The Energy Show at the Science Museum. Entrants must be from the UK or ROI and aged over 18 at the time of entering.
The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered. The prize is non transferable and the winner must claim their prize within 48 hours or another entrant will be drawn.  Travel expenses are not included in the prize.

25 Comments on Crazy Experiments at The Energy Show at the Science Museum

  1. sam henderson
    August 19, 2013 at 5:22 am (2 years ago)

    The I-nstein.

  2. Pat King
    August 19, 2013 at 5:54 am (2 years ago)

    answer to Science competition is i-nstein.

    Love this sort of education. What fun.

  3. Laura Harris
    August 19, 2013 at 6:19 am (2 years ago)


  4. Melanie
    August 19, 2013 at 7:00 am (2 years ago)


    Exciting, my daughter and her friend would love that.

  5. rebecca callaghan
    August 19, 2013 at 7:03 am (2 years ago)


  6. Clare Davies
    August 19, 2013 at 7:08 am (2 years ago)

    i – nstein

  7. Sarah Robinson
    August 19, 2013 at 8:53 am (2 years ago)


  8. Alison Joyce
    August 19, 2013 at 9:48 am (2 years ago)


  9. Darius Dragasius
    August 19, 2013 at 11:49 am (2 years ago)


  10. natalja p.
    August 19, 2013 at 11:50 am (2 years ago)


  11. Michael clyma
    August 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm (2 years ago)

    i-nstein :-)

  12. leanne williams
    August 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm (2 years ago)


  13. Gail Price
    August 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm (2 years ago)

    The answer is i-nstein. This would be fantastic and great way to encourage kids that science is FUN!!!

  14. Nicole Arnold
    August 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm (2 years ago)

    The virtual assistant is called i-nstein.

    Look forward to the draw….eeeeeekkkk!!

    Happy blogging,

    Nicole x

  15. James Holyland
    August 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm (2 years ago)


  16. Karen Tree
    August 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm (2 years ago)


  17. Georgie
    August 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm (2 years ago)


  18. meena
    August 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm (2 years ago)


    August 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm (2 years ago)


  20. Kimberley Howes
    August 20, 2013 at 9:18 pm (2 years ago)


  21. Stephanie Burchatt
    August 21, 2013 at 8:20 am (2 years ago)

    The I-nstein

  22. Lucy Deadman-Beal
    August 21, 2013 at 11:07 am (2 years ago)

    The I-nstein

  23. Alice
    August 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm (2 years ago)