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

Live Science

Live Science is an ongoing project where scientists come into the Science Museum to carry out research using Museum visitors as volunteers. You can take part in their scientific experiments to find out more about yourself.

Nothing dangerous… just fun, interesting experiments.

Latest experiment: Are your facial expressions unique?

10 April–2 July 2017
Every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Times: 11.00–13.00 and 14.00–17.30

Are there differences between people’s facial expressions? How can we measure these small variations? Come and help our Live Science researchers from Imperial College London learn more about how we can record and measure the small differences in everyone’s facial expressions. 

Who can take part?

The experiment takes 5–10 minutes. Anyone aged 5 or over can volunteer. Written consent is required for everybody. If you are under 16, your parent or legal guardian will have to sign the consent form.

Live Science

Watch and listen as the team gives you the lowdown on how Live Science works and what you can do to be a part of it.

Live Science

Join drop-in sessions throughout the day (except between 13.00-14.00) and take part in fun, interesting experiments.
Floor: 1
Price: Free
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