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Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham

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Magna Science Adventure Centre brings the sciences to life for children. Located in an old steel mill, the science center divides its exhibits into four element-themed pavilions: earth, air, fire, and water. Kids learn about the laws of physics on the elaborate outdoor playground, which is one of the largest in the UK. In summer, kids can splash around the wet park. Indoors, numerous interactive and hands-on displays help young visitors understand and explore the laws of nature. Every hour, on the hour, the center pays tribute to its heritage with "The Big Melt," a spectacular demonstration of steel production in an electric arc furnace. To learn more about steelworks, you can take a guided tour. To visit Magna Science Adventure Centre on your trip to Rotherham, use our Rotherham itinerary planner.
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  • We visited Magna on a recommendation from a friend for my Grandson's 6th birthday with his older brother 8 and my Daughter. I am afraid to say we were sadly dissapointed with the whole experience. It ...  more »
  • Visited with my husand son who I thought would love this. So disappointed that in my opinion at least 60% of the exhibits dont work. This is a very interactive centre, the problem is there isnt even n...  more »
  • Visited with children 9 & 13 years, first visit and must say we thoroughly enjoyed our experience, yes as others have said there are a few things that are not working or out of order but each area fir...  more »
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  • Family of 4 ticket online £37 approx....bigger bonus is that's a years ticket,visit as often as you want. Great for kids young & old (like me). Large outdoor park with a water splash area also (depending on certain times of the year)
  • im not always a big fan of having to pay for museums, but this is worth it, great place, lots to do and the staff are really friendly and helpful, can spend a good few hours here. The food at the cafe is also great and cheap. Brilliant afternoon
  • Great place to go with the kids. This place is an old foundry converted into a fun science museum for the kids. Lots of things to see and do there. They also have an enormous playing area outside, with a large wet play area along side, so be sure to take swimming gear and towels in the summer months. The only bad thing about this place is it can be quite cold inside, so even on warmer sunny days, be sure to take a light jacket.
  • Great place to visit with kids. A few of the exhibits need updating /fixing. Earth was quite disappointing as most of the rocks were stuck and it really took the fun of of it. Kids loved it though.
  • Totally disappointing. After paying £30+ for 3 & entering the museum we never saw any staff members. We had thought there would be a guide to take us around &, explain the steel making process...NO. plus there few signs to read & were of poor quality. All in all a most disappointing experience & unless things change dramatically for the better we will not be making another visit.3 very disappointed visitors. PS. Even the gift shop was only about half stocked!!!!