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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

Launchpad

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

Interactive gallery

Pattern Pod

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

Interactive gallery

The Garden

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

Exhibition

Who Am I?

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

Simulator

Typhoon Force

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

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