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For advice about planning a visit please contact us on 020 7942 4777 or email us.

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Launchpad open for SEN group bookings



Teachers working with pupils with special educational needs are welcome to book Launchpad at any time*. However, on particular dates the gallery is reserved for SEN groups, providing a calmer opportunity to engage with the hands-on exhibits and your own Explainer to engage with pupils.

(*In March, end June and July the whole Museum is exceptionally busy with school groups. Because of the crowds we do not recommend bringing pupils with additional needs during this period.)

The calendar below shows the dates when the gallery is reserved for SEN pupils. The calendar does not reflect real-time availability for your group, so please have alternative dates in mind when you contact us to request Launchpad as part of your visit itinerary.

Alongside your Launchpad booking you can also request to watch The Bubble Show tailored to the age and needs of your group.

To find out more about the gallery and the science show please click here.

New Developments

From November 2015 our Launchpad gallery will be closed for about a year while we transform the area into an amazing new interactive gallery. The new gallery will be bigger and better than ever before, and free for schools.

Throughout that period our lively Launchpad shows – Stronger By DesignFlash Bang Wallop and The Rocket Show - will remain available to book as part of your KS2 and KS3 visit. And The Garden and Pattern Pod will continue to support hands-on learning for EYFS and KS1 children. We are also developing new resources providing fun approaches to exploring galleries and objects that you may not have used before. These will be available on our website soon.

These, together with our established programme of storytelling sessions, shows, workshops, costumed characters, IMAX films and galleries will still enable you to make a truly inspiring school trip. So contact us on 020 7942 4777 and we’ll be happy to help you plan your visit.

40 minutes
Suitable for:
all ages
Places per session:
Pre-booking req'd:
Supervisory ratio:


October 2015

DateStarts Ends  
Tuesday 13 October 201510:00-16:30