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

Home educators

Our galleries, IMAX films and shows are ideal for inspiring home learners. Here's how you can you can get the most from a visit.

Key things to know

Home educating families are welcome to visit at any time.

Like schools, for visits on weekdays during term time you are eligible for up to 50% discount on tickets for IMAX films and special exhibitions, plus free admission to Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery . (All subject to availability, and conditions given on the individual web page for each activity.)

Full prices apply at weekends and in holidays.

Our regular school sessions are also available for you to book, attending alongside schools provided your children fall into the correct the age group for these events.

Look out for our Home Ed Days when we relax the age restrictions for our school sessions so that older and younger siblings in home schooling families can attend together.

Planning your visit

Pick and choose from the activities below to plan your day at the museum. On the individual web pages you'll find free activity sheets and trails to encourage questioning and curiosity while you explore the displays.

Look out for Home Ed Days.

Visiting at a weekend or during the holidays?

If you are planning to visit at the weekend or in the holidays admission to the museum and open-access galleries is still free but normal admission prices apply for charged activities. 

How to book

Book your visit via the pink booking button on this page, selecting the Home Education option to ensure you receive the same discounted ticket prices as schools.  Or call us on 033 0058 0058 option 1 then option 3.

If you are including charged activities in your booking you will need to pay by credit or debit card at the time of booking. We are no longer able to send invoices.

Once you have booked we will send an e-ticket that you must bring with you for entry into the museum and any activities you have included.

We are currently booking for visits through to 10 February 2023.

Please read our booking terms and conditions which will apply to your tickets.

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Part of the Science Museum Group