Think you’re smarter than a rat? Dare to enter the world of Lab Rats and pit your wits against our crack team of experimenters, and see if you pass the test.

Guerilla Science’s Lab Rats appeared at the first ever New Scientist Live in September 2016. Last seen in the hell zone of Shangri-La, Glastonbury, our human-sized rat experimenters took up residence in the Brain and Body zone of New Scientist Live, at the Excel Centre. For four days they observed, inspected and classified a new set of experimental subjects.

Audience members were invited to step inside an immersive, theatrical installation and become an ‘experimental subject.’ Our rat experimenters put their human subjects through their cognitive paces, challenging them to complete a battery of ingenious sensory tests. Humans may think that they’re clever, but when it comes down to it, are they really smarter than a rat?