Bolt from the Blue

Lightning Room Show

Past Event: 1 January 2015 to 4 March 2015

A lightning strike illuminates the sky near the Thevenard silos at Ceduna, South Australia
A lightning strike illuminates the sky near the Thevenard silos at Ceduna, South Australia.
Photograph by Andrew Brooks

Explore the remarkable properties and mysteries of lightning in this live show.

What is lightning?

Every second around the world, there are a hundred lightning strikes, putting out heat five times hotter than the surface of the sun! It has inspired myths and legends for as long as humans have looked up at the sky, and scientific study of lightning and electricity has led to countless discoveries and technologies that have changed our lives.

Join us for a show that explores what we know - and what we don't - about this spectacular force of nature. Featuring stunning lightning photography from all over the world, and high-voltage demonstrations in our very own Lightning Room, we'll take you deep inside a storm cloud, and follow lightning as it strikes. We'll also show you how the latest technologies have led us to exciting new discoveries.

Suitable for ages 6 and up.

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