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Events for schools

  • Human Body day for KS2

    WatchThe Human Body 2D and encounter Jones the Bones for a themed visit exploring how the body works.

    • Age 7 - 11
  • Science Museum Live : The Energy Show

    Two science students do unpredictable experiments against the clock to prove their knowledge of energy in this explosive show.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
  • Launchpad open for SEN group bookings

    We welcome students with special educational needs at any time, but on set dates Launchpad is reserved for SEN groups.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Isaac Newton costumed character

    Quiz Sir Isaac Newton about how an apple changed the world and how his scientific discoveries - from gravity to light - have changed our lives.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Launchpad open for Key Stage 2 bookings

    Our hands-on Launchpad gallery is reserved for different ages on different days. Find out when you can request places for your Key Stage 2 group.

    • Age 7 - 11
  • Space Day for KS2

    Watch a space-related IMAX film, meet one of our astronaut costumed characters and follow our space trail.

    • Age 7 - 11
  • Gene Cernan costumed character

    Find out about living and working in space with our costumed character portraying Gene Cernan, NASA astronaut and last man on the Moon.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Tune Up, Tune In

    Reconstruct a vintage-style radio in this hands-on workshop exploring the electromagnetic spectrum and broadcast technology.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • The Enormous Turnip Storytelling

    An engaging and interactive session exploring forces through an adaptation of the traditional folk story, The Enormous Turnip.

    • Age 3 - 5
    • Age 5 - 7
  • The Three Pigs Storytelling

    A storytelling session and participatory workshop exploring materials through an adaptation of the popular traditional folk story.

    • Age 3 - 5
    • Age 5 - 7
  • The Supercool Show

    Action-packed show exploring extremes of temperature, and involving lots of liquid nitrogen!

    • Age 11 - 14
  • Svetlana Savitskaya costumed character

    Hear about living and working in space from cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya, the first woman to do a space walk.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Glorious Blood Show

    Take a gory journey through the human body, looking at blood and its effect on the major organs, blood vessels, health and disease.

    • Age 7 - 11
  • Code Builder

    Explore the wonder and potential of computer programming in this practical coding workshop.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • Not So Sleepy Hedgehog Storytelling

    Interactive storytelling session exploring light and shadows through the tale of Hedgehog who isn't ready to hibernate.

    • Age 3 - 5
    • Age 5 - 7
  • The Great DNA Debate

    A lively and participatory show that provokes students to think about the ethical implications of who has access to genetic information.

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • George Stephenson costumed character

    How did Rocket become the most famous steam locomotive in the world? Our costumed character portraying George Stephenson tells all.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
  • Amy Johnson costumed character

    Meet Amy Johnson, and hear about her epic journey in 1930 when she became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

    • Age 5 - 7
    • Age 7 - 11
  • Michael Faraday costumed character

    Come and meet Michael Faraday and let him tell you all about his cutting-edge electric experiments.

    • Age 7 - 11
    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16
  • It Takes Guts Show

    Follow the journey of food through the human digestive system in this show that's perfectly pitched for KS3.

    • Age 11 - 14
  • Creative Quarter

    A day of free workshops and events at different locations along and around Exhibition Road, for 13-19 year olds to learn about their opportunities in the creative...

    • Age 11 - 14
    • Age 14 - 16