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

Suggestions for your visit

  • Medicine and Health

  • Off-beat treats

  • Quick dash

  • Exploring the Universe

  • A-List attractions

  • Art

  • Cutting-edge

  • Interactive Fun

  • What's on for families

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


Fun, hands-on science exhibits for kids. Open until 1 Nov 2015.

Interactive gallery

Pattern Pod

Children aged 5-8 can discover patterns through hands-on play

Interactive gallery

The Garden

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


Who Am I?

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


Typhoon Force

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

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