Bolt from the Blue

Lightning Room Show

Until 6 Jun 2014

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, including high-speed cameras and space exploration, have led us to exciting new discoveries.

Suitable for ages 6 and up.

Save time and pre-purchase your Scienceworks and Lightning Room tickets online.

EVENT DETAILS

Event Type: Performance/Show

Daily, Until 21 Apr 2014
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 22 Apr - 24 Apr 2014
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Friday 25 Apr 2014
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Weekdays, 28 Apr - 6 Jun 2014
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Saturdays, 26 Apr - 1 Jun 2014
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Sundays, 26 Apr - 1 Jun 2014
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Lightning Room

$6 adult, $5 concessions and $4.50 children, plus museum entry.
MV Members receive discounted entry to The Lightning Room. Scienceworks is closed on Good Friday, 18 April.

Bookings recommended, especially on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. Phone 13 11 02 or book online.