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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 you a face expert?

Every day until 19 February 2017
11:00–13.00, 14:00–17:30

How much can you learn about people simply by looking at their faces? Are some faces more memorable than others? Researchers from Birkbeck College and the University of East Anglia hope to learn more about how we read and recognise faces.

Who can take part?

The experiment takes 10–15 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 13.30-14.30) and take part in fun, interesting experiments.
Floor: 1
Price: Free