Step by step, bit by bit over many years, EC1 has gradually come to life. Allusions to the Death Star were frequent for a long time, however, EC1 has steadily crept towards becoming fully operational. And now, finally, in January 2018, the Centre for Science and Technology (part of EC1 West) has opened! Time for the fun to begin for children and adults alike - remember, this was once a fully operational power station (from 1907-2000), so the majority of the giant machinery you see lying around is original. Indeed, so important is this hardware, the majority of it features in the main exhibition 'Producing Energy', which takes you through the step by step process of how electricity is produced, right from the coal arriving to the former station, right up until energy is produced for you to boil the kettle and turn on your light switches. Venture onward for the truly fascinating stuff - the intricacies of the universe, where you'll learn during the 'Micro World - Macro World' exhibition within the mightily impressive spherical 3D cinema. Yes, that big silver golf ball! Entering feels like a mix between being Professor X entering Cerebro, or an excited contestant dashing into the Crystal Maze. And on that note, remember the most important thing: have fun, and open your mind to the experience. Don't forget to check out the planetarium, also part of the EC1 complex.