Science in a Sec

Join the fun every weekend to learn more about the scientific principles and facts behind everyday phenomena with these action-packed demonstrations.

Date & Time

Saturdays and Sundays


What is this sorcery? Or is it science?

Step on up and find out for yourself with Science Magic, our amazing new live science demonstration.

Blurring the line between science and wonder, we’re bringing you a veritable grab bag of tricky tricks, crafty cons, and scientifically sneaky setups sure to surprise and delight audiences of all ages.

Can you retrieve a coin from a plate of water without getting wet? Or balance a coin on the edge of a piece of paper? You sure can! Better yet, we’ll even show you how it’s done, so you can wow your friends and whanau too!

This activity is best enjoyed by kids 7 years and up.

Hands on science demonstrations.


Location: Check with a Visitor Host about today's location.

Noise: Demonstrations can be noisy.

Mobility parking is available on site at M1. Please arrange in advance.


We recommend parking in our large car park at M2 and enjoying the free vintage tram ride between sites.