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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 our visitors as volunteers. You can take part in their scientific experiments to find out more about yourself.

Nothing dangerous… just fun, interesting experiments.


Next experiment: Is there a link between you and me?
Coming soon

What do you notice about your own body? What do you focus on when you see other people move? Come and help our Live Science researchers from Middlesex University and City, University of London discover more about the relationship between ourselves and others.

Who can take part?

Anyone aged six or over can volunteer, and written consent is required from everybody. If you're under 18, your parent or legal guardian will need to sign the consent form. The whole experiment will take 20 minutes if you decide to do all four tasks (five minutes for each task).

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 and 14.00) and take part in fun, interesting experiments.
Floor: 1
Price: Free
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