The Discovery Lab

The Discovery Lab

The Discovery Lab is home to Al Gee and Em de Menthe, two Australian scientists who are deeply invigorated by all things scientific, be it plants, bugs and clouds, why things float or the pH of lemon juice.

They're extremely keen to help you explore what is happening in the world around you. So pop along to their pop-up lab to investigate, explore, think and wonder!

Al and Em like to wrap up proceedings with a TED-style talk, inviting the science experts who've made incredible discoveries in the Discovery Lab that day to share their findings.


The Discovery Lab was developed initially for outdoor play sessions lead by LPW in Hartcliffe, supported Quartet Community Foundation, and was supported by consultations with Avon Wildlife Trust.

It will be developed further in 2021 thanks to an outreach grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry which has enabled us to work with designer Bronia Housman and Knapsack Productions.

We would also like to thank Pounds Arts Centre and Hartcliffe Community Centre for their generous in-kind support of rehearsal space for The Discovery Lab.

Tour dates 2021

Tues 1st June
Calne Pop Up Park (TBC)

Thurs 3rd June
Hengrove Mounds
with Avon Wildlife Trust

Sat 5th June
Paddington Farm, Glastonbury

with Children's World