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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

Visit the Museum this half-term for an action-packed programme of events and activities

Don't miss out on our fun-packed programme of workshops and events this autumn. Explore our spookiest objects, build your very own lantern and take a cinematic voyage into the hidden world of the rainforest's creepy crawlies. Plus, you can take a thrill ride with the Red Arrows, explore our daily science shows, visit the Information Age gallery to learn how today's amazing communication technology came to be, and much, much more.

We're staying open until 19.00 (last entry 18.15) from 22–30 October 2016, except for 26 October when we close at 18.00 for our monthly Lates.

Go to our Plan Your Visit page to discover lots more things to do.

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

IMAX Theatre

Bugs! 3D

Bugs! 3D (U)

A stunning cinematic voyage into the hidden world of rainforest insects


Antenna Live: Row-Bot

Come and see a robot that eats dirty water

Drop-in workshop

Magic Lantern

Magic Lanterns drop-in

Build a lantern and test it out with different colours


Explainer at a science show

Little Lab of Horrors

Discover some scary science this half term

Drop-in workshop

SM:Art Mechanics Drop-In

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

IMAX Theatre

A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

Take in a breath-taking view of Earth, captured from the International Space Station


Rocket Mice

Find out about rockets and make your own


Discovery Motion Theatre: Legend of Apollo

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


Red Arrows diamond formation

Red Arrows 3D

Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows


Information Age

Celebrate over 200 years of communication and information technology


Children on a Fly 360 simulator ride

Fly 360°

Perform your own aerial acrobatics

IMAX Theatre

IMAX Theatre

Save up to 35% on special activities and IMAX films at the Museum with our Explorer ticket


Typhoon Force

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

Interactive gallery

The Garden

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


Engineer Your Future

Discover what engineers do and if this could be a job for you

Interactive gallery

Pattern Pod

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