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Get to grips with science in our hands-on galleries
From hands on galleries and exhibitions to 3d film screenings, we have activities for all age groups
How to get here
10.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15) every day except 24 to 26 December.
New Friday opening times
We close at 19.00 during school holidays, last entry 18.15.
Entry is free, but you need to buy a ticket for the IMAX Theatre, flight simulators and some special exhibitions. Admission guidelines