We were invited down to the Garrick Theatre earlier in the week to spend an hour enjoying an explosive time at Brainiac Live. My nine-year-old son and I hadn’t heard of the original Brainiac television series, but the show sounded fun and we were looking forward to seeing what the show was all about.
We knew we were going to be in for a fun time as soon as we spotted the stage and some suspicious-looking TNT. I’d told my son that the Brainiac Live show was aimed at children aged six years and over and that there would be lots of bangs, but we hadn’t explored any further as to what the show would offer.
The science-based show is presented by four different Brainiac presenters, showing off their skills with daredevil stunts and the aim is to show children just how interesting science can be.
I should say that if you’ve got children who don’t like loud noises then this may not be the show for you. Some children were wearing ear protectors which I think were provided by the theatre. My son has become far happier with unexpected loud noises over the last couple of years and he was thrilled by the whole prospect of the Brainiac Live show.
The science behind each stunt is explained to children in a way that they can understand and my son was fully absorbed throughout. He loved watching the Brainiacs running through plasterboard and not running through netting. We watched socks being launched and the air inside a balloon being turned into liquid and back to air again.
There was fun with dry ice.
As well as rocket-propelled chair action.
From exploding microwaves to a sound experiment which confirmed that my hearing is as bad as I’d feared, we both enjoyed the full-on hour of fun enjoying an explosive time at Brainiac Live.
The Brainiac Live show is running at the Garrick Theatre until Sunday 1st September and we can definitely recommend seeing a show if you can. Anything that encourages children to learn more about science in a fun way, is a winning combination as far as I’m concerned.
disclosure: we were given complimentary tickets in exchange for an honest review