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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: How do you behave in a crowd?

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 18 July–24 August 2017
11.00–13.00 and 14.00–17.00

Why do people act the way they do in different social situations? What influences our behaviour? Come and help our Live Science researchers from the University of St Andrews, University of Sussex and University College London discover why we behave the way we do when we get together in groups large and small.

Who can take part?

The experiment takes about 10 minutes. Anyone aged 6 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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