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Night Owls

Night Owls is a sensory friendly event for visitors aged 16+ who need a quieter environment to enjoy the museum.

This event is suitable for those who benefit from visiting the museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public (for example, individuals with autism spectrum conditions or sensory processing differences).

Taking place on selected dates across the year, we open the museum exclusively after hours, and wherever possible will have adjusted operations and/or lowered volume levels on exhibits.

As well as exploring some of the galleries, you can enjoy a selection of fun activities across the museum. There will also be quiet areas for those needing to take a break. More details on exactly what to expect on the day will be sent out in advance of each Night Owls event.

General admission to Night Owls accessible events is free and suitable for visitors aged 16+. Family and friends are free to attend as well, but everyone will need to book a free ticket in advance of the event.

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Scheduled dates


Part of the Science Museum Group