Science Museum Live

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Kids who love science love big bangs, and this 90-minute stage show, hosted by amiably wacky scientists, gives you a lot of bangs for your buck. It starts with exploding balloons – setting fire to a balloon full of oxygen and hydrogen, it transpires, is many decibels louder than hydrogen alone – and ends riotously, with the grown-up geeks firing a large bottle-rocket machine, full of empty plastic bottles, directly into the avid (and by now well-informed) junior ones.

Some of the experiments in this energy-themed show are quietly impressive. But the kids are most vocal in their appreciation of electricity when they vote to charge one of the presenters up until his blonde wig stands on end. If you have ear defenders, prepare to wear them now. Caroline McGinn

THE BOTTOM LINE: A treat for all junior Jekylls.

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