Curiosity Zone

Explore illusions, tornados and TV with this curious collection!



Exhibition spaces

You can experience one of nature's most destructive forces, try to roll a ball uphill and see if you can split light in our Curiousity Zone.

  • Be awed by cosmic rays from outer space
  • Try and control a loop of string with a mind of it's own
  • Mould and shape our super tactile black sand

Explore more about perception and colour and see whether pink is an imaginary colour with this Live Science video 'How to make a pink pixel'.

Teachers - download our Exhibit Sheets below.

 Primary  Secondary 
Bernoulli Levitator primary.pdf Black Sand primary.pdf Bubble trouble primary.pdf Bernoulli Levitator secondary.pdf Black Sand secondary.pdf Bubble trouble secondary.pdf
Build a bridge primary.pdf Cafe wall illusion primary.pdf Colour trickery primary.pdf Build a bridge secondary.pdf Cafe wall illusion secondary.pdf Colour trickery secondary.pdf
Counter balance and variable length pendulum primary.pdf Field patterns primary.pdf Focusing light primary.pdf Counter balance and variable length pendulum secondary.pdf Field patterns secondary.pdf Focusing light secondary.pdf
Ghostly hand primary.pdf Giant Bubbles primary.pdf Good vibrations primary.pdf Ghostly hand secondary.pdf Giant Bubbles secondary.pdf Good vibrations secondary.pdf
Infinity well primary.pdf Leaning lounge primary.pdf Lightening spark primary.pdf Infinity well secondary.pdf Leaning lounge secondary.pdf Lightening spark secondary.pdf
Magnet maze primary.pdf Magnet tubes primary.pdf Magnetic liquid primary.pdf Magnet maze secondary.pdf Magnetic liquid secondary.pdf Racing Bubbles secondary.pdf
Racing Bubbles primary.pdf Rainbow Soap Film primary.pdf Seeing sound primary.pdf Rainbow Soap Film secondary.pdf Seeing sound secondary.pdf Spectra secondary.pdf
Spectra primary.pdf Spinning patterns primary.pdf Topsy turvy mirror primary.pdf Spinning patterns secondary.pdf Topsy turvy mirror secondary.pdf Tornado secondary.pdf
Tornado primary.pdf Turntable primary.pdf  Turntable secondary.pdf  


Planning your visit

Curiosity Zone, as one of the exhibition spaces in We The Curious, is open all day every day.

Opening times

10am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
10am - 6pm, Weekends and Bristol school holidays

How much

FREE with standard admission


Ground and 1st floor

Who for


Booking and info