Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is a brand new gallery launching in the Science Museum this October. This gallery has been designed to help encourage children and adults alike to be more curious and ignite a passion for the sciences. It will be more hands-on than before and is set to be very popular with both children and adults alike.
Running up to the opening in October, energy provider and sponsor Statoil are running a family competition in London, Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen (where they are based).
This competition is being run via an app which challenges families to embark on a scavenger hunt within the above locations – don’t worry you don’t need to visit all three cities only the closest to you! During this scavenger hunt you will be helping the friendly robot ‘Wondroid’ find his missing robot parts.
These missing parts will be found in three science locations within your city (London, Great Yarmouth or Aberdeen). They will be easily accessible and while not necessarily right next to each other they can be reached by walking or catching public transport.
Wondroid is a very friendly robot who was built by engineers at energy provider, Statoil. Unfortunately, Wondroid has lost some of his robot body parts. To enter the competition, families in locations where Statoil’s offices are based: London, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, need to visit the Statoil webpage: www.energyrealities.org/heroes-of-tomorrow where they can download a free app to their mobile device and watch the story unfold with Wondroid in any one of the three Statoil based locations.
When the gallery opens it will be divided into seven zones:
“mathematics; forces and motion; earth and space; light; sound; electricity and magnetism; and materials. Immersive experiences will take visitors closer to scientific phenomena than ever before. On-gallery staff will bring interactive exhibits to life through live shows and workshops. Whilst aimed primarily at seven to fourteen year olds, with over fifty exhibits in seven zones, the gallery will inspire visitors of all ages to wonder at the science and mathematics that shape the world around us.”