When CBeebies Land opened in 2014, guests could join Nina and her Neurons in Nina’s Science Lab. There they’d learn all about how your own neurons control your senses, as well as the amazing things your body can do, in what was a fun scientific hands on attraction.

Fact File

Location: CBeebies Land

Manufacturer: BBC Worldwide

Ride Type: Walkthrough

Opening Year: 2014 (24th May)

Closing Year: 2018 (4th November)

Nina’s Science Lab featured a range of experiments which explored our five senses and how they work. As you worked your way around the attraction you could explore each different sense in turn with the help of Nina’s Neurons – Felix (touch), Belle (hearing), Luke (sight), Ollie (smell), and Bud (taste). Experiments included exploring how different textures affect your sense of touch, learning how sound waves work to carry sound from one end of a tube to another, and identifying a selection of different smells (both pleasant and not so pleasant!). Each enable guests to discover more about how not only your senses work on their own, but also in conjunction with each other to help you experience the world around you.

The area that became Nina’s Science Lab started life as an education centre for the former Old Macdonald’s Farmyard. First opening in the early part of the 1990s when the area became Safeway Farm, the education centre was primarily used during school visits to the area only opening to the general public during peak times and special events. The transformation into Nina’s Science Lab ensured the attraction retained its core purpose as an educational facility.

The attraction didn’t return for the 2019 season, making it the first of CBeebies Land’s attractions to close.

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Construction

When Old Macdonald’s Farmyard and Storybook Land were rethemed into CBeebies Land for May 2014, we documented its construction, including an aerial update from MI7!