The Discovery Lab is a spaceship, and home to travelling aliens currently on an earth exploration mission. Don't worry, they come in peace.
The aliens are perpetually in search of new discoveries, because it's discoveries that power their spaceship. Without that, they're stuck. And they don't like staying in one place for too long.
They're keen to make discoveries with you, the Earth Experts. So pop along to their pop-up lab to investigate, explore, think and discover!
The Discovery Lab is a blend of improvised theatre and in-role hands-on science facilitation. It's ideal for families with children aged 6+.
The Discovery Lab can be both a show and workshop, or you can just book the show.
Although it's designed for families, we performed just the show to an entirely adult audience at the Bristol Improv Theatre and it went down a intergalactic storm, so you know...worth noting.
Worked with the aliens recently to design an out of this world interplanetary photo?
Here's the upload link you're looking for!
Comments from Earth Experts who have visited The Discovery Lab.
I liked searching for nature.
I liked drawing nature.
It was interesting and fun.
We loved the alien theme.
Fun learning! Please come back.
It was awesome. The children were focused and engaged throughout.
The aliens were funny and made us feel comfortable and welcome.
Such great energy and storytelling.
Very interactive and accessible.
The aliens were friendly and inspiring.
The storytelling was joyful and exciting.
We loved how the aliens brought everyone's discoveries into a story at the end.
Different to anything we've done before.
I loved it all!
2023The Discovery Lab Flight Log:
Festival of Nature, Bristol
Dorset Science Festival
Swindon Science Festival
Bristol Improv Theatre
Calne Pop-Up Park (with Calne Wordfest)
Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum (with Dorset Wildlife Trust)
Hengrove Mounds (with Avon Wildlife Trust)
Paddington Farm, Glastonbury (with Children's World)
The Hideout, Hartcliffe (with Learning Partnerships West)
The Discovery Lab was funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Flights at Hengrove Mounds were supported by a Magic Little Grant from Localgiving. We would also like to thank Pounds Arts Centre and Bristol Improv Theatre their generous in-kind support of rehearsal space for The Discovery Lab.