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Education at a Glance

What is at Magna?

  • Four pavilions focusing on Air, Earth, Fire and Water house over 100 interactive exhibits facilitating learning through investigation and play.
  • Two multimedia shows The Big Melt and The Face of Steel provide a stunning display of the building's history.
  • Living Steel and Steel Reveal explore the experiences of people who lived and worked in the South Yorkshire steel industry.
  • A programme of curriculum-linked workshops and presentations to enhance a visit.
  • Adventure activities...Zip Wire, Abseiling, Powerfan and Bungee Jumping!
  • Sci-Tek and Aqua-Tek offer fantastic outdoor play opportunities.
  • Spectacular surroundings. The sheer size of the building has an awesome impact on the senses.
  • Free preview visits for teachers at any time.

Workshops, Shows and Talks

Activity Suitability
KS1 KS2 KS3 14-19 HE
Kitchen Sink Show suitable suitable suitable     
Slimy Stuff suitable    
Night and Day suitable      
Stars and Planets  suitable      
Rockets and Balloons suitable suitable      
Big Circuits suitable suitable    
Cleaning Up   suitable      
Juicy Fruit  suitable      
Volcanoes and Rocks   suitable      
Living Steel   suitable      
Who Shot?   suitable suitable    
Genes in a Bottle     suitable    
Hot Air Balloons      suitable
Water Rockets suitable    
Dinosaur Detective   suitable      
Senses suitable    
Presentations     suitable suitable
Adventure Activity KS1 KS2 KS3 14-19 HE
Zip Wire    suitable  suitable suitable suitable 
abseil    suitable suitable  suitable
Powerfan      suitable suitable suitable
Bungee     suitable(Y9) suitable  suitable 




The Earth Pavilion