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

Science Night

What is Science Night?

Science Night is a special overnight event for 7-13 year olds featuring exciting hands-on workshops, science shows, a sleepover at the Science Museum among the amazing exhibits, followed by a tasty breakfast and a breathtaking film in our IMAX Theatre.

Who can attend?

Science Night is for families, birthday parties, groups from schools, Cubs and Brownie groups. Please read the FAQ for more details about permitted party sizes and minimum number of adults.

Please be aware that Science Night can cater for up to 460 campers so there will be many other groups enjoying the event.

We also run one Science Night a year exclusively for Brownie groups. The age range for these special nights is 7-11 years.

When is Science Night?

We are currently taking bookings for: 

  • Friday 7 November 2014 - fully booked
  • Saturday 22 November  - Brownie groups only - fully booked
  • Saturday 6 December 2014 - fully booked
  • Saturday 10 January 2015
  • Friday 17 April 2015
  • Friday 15 May 2015
  • Saturday 6 June 2015

We're sorry that the dates for the first half of 2015 have appeared here slightly later than advertised.

Dates for the second half of 2015 will be published here in the new year, so please check back.

How much does it cost?

The cost of Science Night is £45 per person.

How do I book?

Call 020 7942 4777 from 8.45am to 5pm Mondays to Thursdays and 8.45am to 3pm on Fridays.

Payment must be made by debit or credit card at the time of booking so please have your card to hand when you call.

Bookings are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Owing to the popularity of this event we are unable to take provisional bookings or operate a waiting list.

Please don't promise children that they will be attending a Science Night until we have confirmed your booking.

Find out more

See the Science Night FAQs for everything you need to prepare for your group’s Science Night adventure.