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

Summer at the Science Museum

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

Build your own magic lantern, take part in a real scientific experiment and visit the our Discovery Motion Theatre to enjoy an animated 3D film with physical effects. Then why not stop by Cravings: Can your food control you? to find out about the 'second brain' in our gut and how the food we eat affects us, before exploring over 200 years of communication and information technology in Information Age?

We're staying open until 19.00 (last entry 18.15) from 25 July – 30 August 2015, apart from Wednesday 29 July and Wednesday 26 August when the Museum will close at 18.00 to host Lates. In addition, our interactive galleries will be closing at 18.00 each day. 

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

Discover

Antenna Live: RDM Autonomous Vehicle

Meet the designer of the UK's first driverless pod
free

Drop-in workshop

Magic Lanterns Drop-in

Build a lantern and test it out with different colours
free

Watch

Discovery Motion Theatre

Experience key events in scientific history at our 3D motion theatre

Storytelling

Up Up and Away

Join us on this high flying adventure through the clouds
free

Explore

Family Science Detective Trail

Become a detective with our family science trail this summer

Drop-in workshop

Pop-up museum Drop-in

Create your own mini pop-up Science Museum
free

Storytelling

A Star is Born

Listen to the story of the lifetime of a star
free

IMAX Theatre

Robots 3D (U)

What does it take to make a humanoid robot?

Drop-in workshop

3D Spectacular Drop-in

Make your own 3D glasses to take home
free

Experiment

Live Science

How much do you notice?
free

Workshop

Wireless workshop

Connect a circuit with paint not wires – places are limited
free

Drop-in workshop

SM:Art Mechanics Drop-In

Build a doodling robot
free

Simulator

Red Arrows diamond formation

Red Arrows 3D

Discover the thrill of flying with the RAF Red Arrows

Workshop

Rocket Mice

Find out about rockets and make your own
free

Simulator

Typhoon Force

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

Experience

Behind the scenes of Flyzone studio

Fly Zone Studio

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

Discover

Co-writer Robot

Antenna Live: Co-writer Robot

Say hello to a robot whose penmanship boosts human writing skills
free

Discover

Robot Scientist

Antenna Live: Robot Scientist

Meet a robot that creates and tests its own theories
free