What's On at the Science Museum, London September 2012


Opening hours 
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
Every day Monday – Sunday till 18.00.
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk / 0870 870 4868
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Antenna display – Can we get electricity from nuclear waste? 31 August – January 2013, FREE
Visitors will be able to see a magnet from a brand new type of particle accelerator which made it possible to run a nuclear reactor to release energy, rather than relying on a critical nuclear chain reaction. People will be able to learn about the accelerator technology, being developed here in the UK and to reflect on the issues around nuclear energy and waste.

New display case in Who Am I? gallery - 6 September - 5 December, FREE
A new free display connected to recent research into DNA. The Who Am I? gallery is the Science Museum’s biomedical gallery that allows visitors to explore how genetics and the brain combine to create your unique identity.

Electronic Music 60s & 70s: A Public Reunion – 29 September, £10 (£8- con)
As part of the Oramics to Electronica exhibition, this event will bring together British electronic music pioneers who worked for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and EMS (Electronic Music Studio) in the 1960s and 1970s. During this public reunion they will be discussing their work and sharing memories. The two-part conversation hinges on the impact of the arrival of the VCS3 synthesiser. A series of free talks will accompany the day’s event. Tickets will go on sale on 1 September via www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Web Lab open till July 2013 - FREE
Web Lab is made of up five experiment installations that bring the extraordinary workings of the internet to life and aims to inspire the world about the possibilities of the web. Exhibited at the Science Museum, Web Lab is both a physical exhibition at the museum and an interactive website available everywhere at chromeweblab.com.

Worldwide visitors both on and offline will be able to make music with people across the world; launch information into cyberspace and see where images on the web live or watch their portrait being drawn in sand by a robot.

Make it in Great Britain - till 9 September 2012, FREE
The Make it in Great Britain exhibition celebrates the best of British manufacturing. Led by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the exhibition will highlight the successes of the manufacturing sector, show the true face of British manufacturing and encourage young people to consider a career within the industry.

Science Museum Live on Tour
The popular shows return to the stage with new experiments for Autumn 2012. Inspired by the Science Museum’s hugely popular interactive galleries, this inventive family theatre show leads children and adults on an exploratory adventure into the wonderful world of science. As part of the UK tour, the show will play in the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre for 3 weeks from 17 October- 4 November.


LATES – Last Wednesday of each month, 6.45-10.00pm. For adults aged 18+. FREE

Enjoy a fun evening of themed workshops and talks after hours on the last Wednesday of each month. Regular activities include A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum, Silent Disco, speed dating, the legendary Pub Quiz and science-based humour with the Punk Science comedy team. You can also enjoy shameless playtime in the interactive Launchpad gallery!

August Lates with MasterCard - 29 August
Explores the world of science fiction!

September Lates with MasterCard – 26 September
Explores the science of climate change.


The Dana Centre is the Science Museum’s café bar and venue for exploring issues in contemporary science through dialogue, interaction, performance and art. Most events are free and open to anyone aged 18 and over.

Green Wednesdays – 19 September & 21 November
Green Wednesdays will take place on two evenings in September and November - in collaboration with Nice and Serious. The event will feature the screening of a film about a climate or environmental topic, followed by a facilitated discussion with two experts and the audience.

Green Babies – 27 September
Green Babies is set to be a daytime event aimed at new or expecting parents. It will look at how to reduce a baby’s impact on the environment, discussing the questions; which type of nappy has the least impact? Is organic really any better?

All events require pre-booking. For details visit www.danacentre.org.uk


Codebreaker – Alan Turing’s life and legacy - till May 2013, FREE
An exhibition celebrating the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, supported by Google. This biographical exhibition explores Turing’s inspirational story and examines his profound influence on the fields of code-breaking, computing, mathematics, artificial intelligence and biology. The life and legacy of Alan Turing will be told using objects (including some which have never been on public display), archival material, interactive exhibits, photographs and quotations.

Climate Changing Stories  FREE
The display presents objects and art that reflect the human capacity to adapt to our ever-changing environment. From nineteenth century inventions that paved the way for new technologies - to contemporary art and film that show a glimpse of futuristic adaptations, Climate Changing Stories shows the range of ingenious ways humans have and will respond to our changing climate. Plus, a three day exhibition with investigative journalism from 48 UK schools about climate change in their area, uncovering issues from river pollution to community opposition to wind farms.

Signs, Symbols Secrets: An illustrated guide to alchemy - till April 2013, FREE
The exhibition features 20 rare books and 2 illustrated manuscripts from the Museum’s Library and Archives collections. In addition objects from the Wellcome and Chemistry collections will be displayed including a rare alchemical scroll.

Oramics to Electronica: Personal histories behind electronic music
Until December 2012, FREE
The ‘Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music’, is dedicated to the birth of electronic music and how it’s influenced our music world. The exhibition displays the Oramics Machine and rarely seen archive footage. Personal stories will show how electronic sound has advanced, changed and was democratised from the 1950s through to the modern era, and people envisioned new sounds and pushed the boundaries of what was possible.

ANTENNA - Water Wars exhibition - FREE
Water Wars is an exhibition that investigates how engineers are developing technologies to secure enough water to prevent a global food crisis. Our population is rising at a staggering rate. And climate change is making matters worse... We need to act fast to secure enough water – and food – for the future.

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Visitor Information
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
Open daily 10.00 to 18.00, except 24-26 December
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk / 0870 870 4868

Notes to Editors

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