Visitors with hearing aids and cochlear implants
If you have a hearing aid or cochlear implants, don’t lean your head against the speakers in individual exhibits. Avoid using headphones in exhibits unless you are used to using them.
If you prefer not to touch a multimedia touchscreen, you can use them by tapping the screen with the rubber end of a pencil.
Static electricity can be generated from carpet and furniture. If this is a concern, you should remove your external devices. Don’t stand close to or touch Van de Graaff generators or people connected to them.
Gallery 2: Fundamental
- Floating Copper – contains a powerful magnet.
- Ferrofluid – contains an electromagnet
Gallery 3: Awesome Earth
Caged Lightning – generates an electrical field and loud noise. However the exhibit is insulated.
Gallery 4: Q Lab
- Electric Fleas generates static electricity.
- Chaotic Pendulum contains small magnets.
- Experiences change daily may contain or use magnets and electricity – please check with the presenter beforehand if you are concerned.
Gallery 5: The Shed
Experiences change daily may contain or use magnets and electricity – please check with the presenter beforehand if you are concerned.
Gallery 6: Mini Q
Active Play contains plastic and vinyl surfaces that may generate static electricity.
Gallery 7: Excite@Q
This gallery is naturally loud due to excited visitors and high airflow exhibits like Whoosh. This may be uncomfortable for you, but it won’t damage your device.
Exhibits in other areas
- Swinging Rings contains a large magnet.
- Van de Graaff generator creates static electricity.
Spectacular Science Shows
These may contain or use magnets and electricity. Check with the presenter beforehand if you are concerned.