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

Christmas at the Science Museum

Visit the Museum this Christmas for an action-packed programme of festive events and activities

Listen to the story of a star’s lifetime, watch Santa take on a Snowman in our IMAX Theatre and discover the science behind Christmas in our festive physics workshop. Then stop by our new gallery, Information Age, to explore how our lives have been transformed by information and communication technologies over the past 200 years.

We're staying open until 19.00 (last entry 18.15) every day this holiday from 20 December 2014 – 4 January 2015, although our interactive galleries will be closing at 18.00. We will be closed from the 24–26 December 2014.

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

IMAX Theatre

Santa vs the Snowman 3D (U)

Santa takes on a lonely snowman in this festive film


A Star is Born

Listen to the story of the lifetime of a star

IMAX Theatre

Still from Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

Interstellar: The IMAX Experience (12A)

See Christopher Nolan's stunning new blockbuster at our IMAX Theatre


Festive Physics

Discover the science of Christmas


Legend of Apollo 4D Cinema

Discover the smell of space

Drop In Workshop

Snow and Tell

Learn how to make your own snowflake


Typhoon Force

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


Information Age

Celebrate over 200 years of communication and information technology

IMAX Theatre

Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game (12A) 2D

Portrayal of the life and work of the pioneer of modern-day computing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.


Red Arrows diamond formation

Red Arrows 3D

Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows

IMAX Theatre

Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything (PG) 2D

The story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking


Behind the scenes of Flyzone studio

Fly Zone Studio

Put yourself in the picture at our green-screen photo studio


Children on a Fly 360 simulator ride

Fly 360°

Perform your own aerial acrobatics




The Museum Shop sells gorgeous gifts and much more



The Science Museum features two main cafés and various smaller ones.