CENTRE Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham,
This is an interactive Science Adventure Centre full of thrilling experiences.
An adventure for all the family that demonstrates the power and force
of the four natural elements: air, water, fire and earth.
what you could do - cook up a storm, test the power of the earth, play
with fire (safely) or get naughy with water. The dramatic interactive
experiences will blow your mind.
With over 100 interactive exhibits, children learn
through investigation and play.
The Magna Centre is set in the gigantic and awe-inspiring
Templeborough Steelworks. Be immensed int he sightsand sounds of the
history of steel making and explore the interactive pavillions of
Fire, Water, Earth & Air.
In the Water Pavillion
(Aqua-Tek) you can shoot at human targets with a water cannon and use
water power to launch a rocket. You can also create a boiling geyser.
In the earth zone
you can be involved in a working quarry. You can take control of a JCB,
shift huge rocks and even explode a rock face. Plenty more attractions
Adventure Play Area
Abyss Pounding heart, pounding music, semi-darkness and a
150ft leap into the unknown. Experience the UK's only indoor bungee
Fire Feel the heat, Tame the flames, shape it, control it. Let loose
a spiral of flame, unleash wildfire, melt the coolest of crystals. Light
up your imagination. Be amazed as you stand next to a fire tornado,
race with an electro-magnetic crane, melt steel and watch crystals as
they melt. Make cables glow red and hot and paint heat patterns with
Water Throw it, squirt it, go with the flow. Race upstream, turn
waterwheels or make droplets dance. Follow the wter cycle or practice
your aim with a Supersoaker. Measure your weight in water. Home of the
UK's largest outdoor water play area. You are going to get very wet.
Air Bring the invisible element to life, unlock the power of
the winds. Create a twister. Send yourself spinning in a gyroscopic
chair, release a vortex, make ghostly music and see how it helps forge
the hardest steel.
Get up close and personal with a twister. Discover what air is and what
it can do.
Earth Get amongst the rocks and move them about, crash boulders blast
a rock face and work the quarry. Pull levers, hoist your friends! Go
down the mine and through the tunnels. The fate of the coal industry
is in your hands! Control a Life-sized JCB. Go deep. The science of the Earth will blow
your mind so dig down and unearth the facts. Follow the tunnels, take
a digger, crush boulders, explode a rock face. Have a blast.
Steel See the original arc furnace roar into life at regular intervals
throughout the day at The Big Melt. Step into the world
of steelworkers and their families and go back in time in The
Face Of Steel and Steel Reveal to see history
come to life on giant video screens - the fumes, the danger, the hardships.
Step into the shoes of South Yorkshire's steel workers in the interactive
exhibition - Living Steel. These provide a stunning
display of the building's history.
Aqua-Tek Spray, squirt, mist and drench! Get very wet at one of the
UK's largest outdoor water play areas.
Take a trip through the water treatment process and spray giant cannons.
Get misted in the zap zone and learn how to make your own water filter.
Sci-Tek Leave the normal rules of physics behind. Dive head first into
Sci-Tek and take your body to a new dimension. Leap, spin, twist and
climb your way around mind-blowing play structures. Defy gravity and
explore the limits of science and technology. Open all year round.
The centre is popular with young and old. Educational
tours can be arranged for school parties. Outside is an Adventure Playground.
This is the biggest hi-tek playground in Europe!
Contact Tel: 01709 720002
is recommended to bring warm clothing as it gets cold, especially during
the autumn and winter.
Hot and cold food are availalble to purchase throughout
the day. The Magna Store sells a range of souveniers, gifts, books and
Opening Times Daily 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Closed 24th to 27th December, 31st December and 1st January.
Closed various Mondays throughout the year excluding school holidays.