The Discovery Lab

The Discovery Lab

The Discovery Lab is home to Kela, Orchi and Amar, travelling aliens on an earth exploration mission.

They come in peace. 


They are are extremely invigorated by earth science, be it plants, bugs and clouds, why things float or the pH of lemon juice.


They're keen to learn more from you, the earth experts. So pop along to their pop-up lab to investigate, explore, think and discover!

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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!


Comments from visitors to The Discovery Lab pilot flights, 2021


The Discovery Lab was devised by Brave Bold Drama in collaboration with Knapsack Productions.
Designed by Bronia Housman.
Performed by Ruth Hill, Paul Lawless and Gill Simmons.

The Discovery Lab pilot flights (2021):

Calne Pop-Up Park

(with Calne Wordfest)


Withywood Park
(with Southern Links Children's Centre)


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 is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 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.