TV presenter Jem Stansfield helped children discover the playful side of science at a new attraction in Newcastle's Centre for Life.
The Bang Goes the Theory boffin joined pupils from Class 5 at Toner Avenue Primary School in Hebburn, South Tyneside, at "The Curiosity Zone" hands-on exhibition.
The exhibition is intended to give every visitor the chance to experiment like a scientist and to ask the question: "If I put these things together, what will it do?"
Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of the Centre for Life, said: "We’re very excited by ‘The Curiosity Zone’; the idea for it came about when thinking about how to excite people of all ages about science.
"These days you can find out limitless information anywhere via your Smartphone, so exhibitions that tell you things are increasingly irrelevant.
"What places like Life are great at is creating impressions, giving people important experiences, inspiring and enthusing them, so we set out to create an exhibition that would let visitors explore, experiment and discover just how exciting science can be."
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