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

Half-term at the Science Museum

Come to the Museum at half-term for an action-packed week of events and activities

Join us at the Science Museum this half-term for a packed programme of family events and activities. As well as exciting simulator rides and awesome 3D IMAX movies, there are fun and fascinating workshops to take part in and our blockbuster Robots exhibition to marvel at. 

Pay a visit to the actual spacecraft that returned Tim Peake to Earth from his mission aboard the International Space Station, then become a space adventurer yourself by following in Tim's footsteps aboard our new virtual reality ride Space Descent VR. Thrill to the incredible interactive experiences waiting for you in Wonderlab and feed your mind with amazing exhibits and stories throughout the Museum.

We're staying open until 19.00 (last entry 18.15) every day between Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June. Find out more about our half-term activities below, and visit our Plan Your Visit page to discover even more things to do.

Show

The Hello Show

Discover the power of steam, help launch a rocket and maybe get a bit messy in this fast-paced interactive show
free

Drop-in workshop

Numberjump—in British Sign Language

Come and play the museum's new board game
free

Simulator

Soyuz Space Descent

Space Descent VR with Tim Peake

Take an immersive 360° virtual reality trip from space.

Drop-in workshop

SM:Art Mechanics Drop-In

Build a doodling mechanical device that will scribble its way across your paper
free

Storytelling

The Real McCoy storytelling – in British Sign Language

Hop on board and discover all about the life of Elijah McCoy
free

IMAX Theatre

A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

Experience breathtaking views of Earth, captured from the International Space Station

Visit

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination, be inspired to see the world in exciting new ways

Exhibition

Soyuz TMA-19M interior

Soyuz TMA-19M: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft

Visit the spacecraft that returned Tim Peake to Earth from the ISS
free

Exhibition

Robots

Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots

IMAX Theatre

IMAX Theatre

See stunning 3D science films at our IMAX Theatre

Simulator

Typhoon Force

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

Interactive gallery

Pattern Pod

Children aged 8 and under can discover patterns through hands-on play
free

Experience

Discovery Motion Theatre: Legend of Apollo

Fly to the moon in an Apollo mission at our 3D motion theatre

Simulator

Red Arrows diamond formation

Red Arrows 3D

Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows

Interactive gallery

The Garden

Young children can play with water, sound, building blocks and more
free

Simulator

Children on a Fly 360 simulator ride

Fly 360°

Perform your own aerial acrobatics

Simulator

Fly Kids

Take off with the Red Arrows in Fly Kids