Skip to main content

To visit, book your free tickets now. Education and community groups can book a visit here.

You are here:

Pattern Pod–groups

This multi-sensory gallery encourages excitement and curiosity about patterns in the world around us, For Reception and KS1 (ages 4-7).

It contains a range of hands-on exhibits which allow children to explore patterns in different ways, developing skills such as:

  • Recognising different types of pattern, including simple symmetry.
  • Exploring how patterns change.
  • Creating 2D and 3D forms and patterns.
  • Observing, predicting, experimenting, problem-solving and classifying.

It also shows that patterns are just not visual—there are sound patterns, time patterns, movement patterns and texture patterns too.

Groups visiting the gallery are welcomed by our friendly Explainers, who inspire children to question and engage with the exhibits.


About the gallery

Part of the Science Museum Group