We had heard the queues were big and manged to get there for 11am when the piece opens however we only waited 50 mins before we got in. It really is very much a novelty thing but still fun and impressive. And the wait wasn't too bad when you have giant cups of hot chocolate (must remind the other half that a pint of liquid is not a good idea when you are waiting in a long queue)!
|Surrounded by rain but still dry!|
We were also lucky to be visiting when it was the Natural Circuits Barbican Weekender which had lots of free workshops and spectacles to watch or interact with. Many were aimed at all ages so there were lots of families around.
First up we had a go at the Lumacoustics Yrwall - a digital graffiti wall. Although the opportunity has come along for me to have a go at spraying a can, I have yet to take it up so this was my moment (although I disguised it as Boo-boo's thing). It was fun.
|Boo-boo has a go at painting!|
We had some lunch, fed the child and watch a dance perform (verdict:curious) and then headed to see the Black Country Atelier's 3-D printers. There were participants customising set shapes which would then be created in 3-D using the printers. It was all very Star Trek.
|Ohh! 3-D printers!|
|Making dance shapes for the wall.|
|In the Conservatory! (not Triffids)|
...but what fun we had.
This event was just on for the weekend but the Rain Room is open til 3rd March 2012.
The conservatory opens on a Sunday between 11am to 5:30pm.
The Barbican has several exhibition spaces, a theatre, library and cinema. It really is a great space to visit and often host to weekend events for family activities. You can register with them to receive news of events.
To get there from Lambeth, hop on the 133 or 35 to Liverpool Street. It's a ten minute walk from there or you can catch a bus (153 or 100) straight to the Barbican.