Inside Explorer Table

Peel back the layers of precious Museum specimens on our interactive digital table and see science in a whole new way.

Swipe your hand across the 55-inch screen to rotate, slice through and peel away the layers of specimens.

Look beneath the surface

On the Inside Explorer Table you can scan inside an Egyptian mummified cat, delicate glass sculptures, arachnids, a meteorite from Mars, and a 20-million-year-old gecko trapped in amber.

The table uses thousands of images captured by an X-ray micro-computed tomography (CT) scanner to create highly-detailed 3D reconstructions.

It gives scientists and visitors the unique ability to examine specimens inside-out in a non-invasive way.

You can find an Inside Explorer Table at the end of your Cocoon journey. Another table changes location between the Investigate centre and our Images of Nature gallery

Ask at the information desks near the main Museum entrances when you arrive to find out where it's located. The tables are ideal for families with children of all ages.