We use cookies on our website. Find out about our cookie policy here.Continue

Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Suggestions for your visit

  • Cutting-edge

  • Medicine and Health

  • Interactive Fun

  • Quick dash

  • Art

  • A-List attractions

  • Exploring the Universe

  • Off-beat treats

Interactive Fun

Explosions, bubbles, electric shocks and of course buttons! Our interactive galleries give you the chance to really get to grips with science.

In Launchpad you can play with an Air Canon, shout down the Echo Tube and make a piece of metal levitate, as well as watch an explosive science show or live demonstration.

Head to Fly Zone to hop into your own jet, buckle up and do some aerial acrobatics in the high-tech simulators.

The multi-sensory interactives in The Garden and Pattern Pod are perfect for our younger visitors. Bigger folk might want to visit Who am I? to see what they would look like if they were older, younger or even a different sex.

Interactive gallery


Make sense of the way things work through 50 hands-on exhibits and shows

Interactive gallery

Pattern Pod

Learn through play in our gallery for children aged 5–8

Interactive gallery

The Garden

Explore floating, shadows, music and more in our gallery for young children


Who Am I?

Who am I? investigates everyone’s favourite subject – themselves


Typhoon Force

Experience the power of the RAF’s newest frontline Typhoon jet

You don't have any items in your visit.

As you're browsing around this site, click the '+' buttons to add exhibits to your visit.

Items selected:


Items listed here that require a ticket are not reserved or allocated until you book via our ticketing system.

Some exhibits only occur on certain days.

To avoid disappointment, please check that the things you wish to do are happening on the day you visit.