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Visitors with pacemakers

Very strong magnetic fields that wave at a rate of 10 hertz (ten times per second) can affect the operation of a pacemaker, specifically if held directly against the chest or within 30 cm. However modern pacemakers are extremely advanced and are not affected by household appliances, including computers.

Avoid leaning against speakers in individual exhibits and resting exhibit headphones on your chest. Do not stand close to or touch Van de Graaff generators or people connected to them.

Gallery 2: Fundamental

  • Floating Copper – contains a powerful magnet.
  • Falling Magnets – contains small magnets.
  • Ferrofluid – contains an electromagnet

Gallery 3: Awesome Earth

Caged Lightning – generates an electrical field. However it is insulated.

Gallery 4: Q Lab

  • Chaotic Pendulum – contains small magnets.
  • Experiences change daily and may contain magnets and electricity – please check with the presenter beforehand if you are concerned.

Gallery 5: The Shed

Experiences change daily and may contain magnets and electricity – please check with the presenter beforehand if you are concerned.

Gallery 7: Excite@Q

Free Fall – exhibit increases heart rate through fear response.

Exhibits in other areas

  • Swinging Rings – contains a large magnet.
  • Van de Graaff generator – generates static electricity.

Spectacular Science Shows

May contain magnets and electricity. Check with the presenter beforehand if you are concerned.