Discover the incredible story of our closest star—the Sun—through fun hands-on experiences, unique objects, and stunning imagery in our latest exhibition.
Set at the centre of our solar system, the Sun’s brilliant light shapes our sense of time, our health and our environment. People have tried to harness its power and uncover its secrets since the dawn of civilisation.
From 3,000-year-old artefacts to upcoming space missions and even a nuclear fusion reactor, our new exhibition takes you on a visual, action-packed journey that brings the science of the Sun to life.
Bask in sunlight on an indoor beach, try on historic sunglasses in a digital mirror, and watch the Sun rise around the world on a huge illuminated display as you explore the fascinating story of humankind’s relationship with our closest star.
An extraordinary exhibition dedicated to the sun. Really impressive for both kids & adults
A beautifully dazzling subject
★★★★ for the dazzling Sun exhibition
Kids go free
Kids aged 16 and under get free entry to The Sun: Living With Our Star when accompanied by a full price-paying adult or senior.
The Sun Family Festival
Join us for a free family festival to discover more about our nearest star.
We are working with Reading University to conduct research around our understanding of the Sun, solar storms and the effect this could have here on Earth.
Header image: © NASA’s Goddard Space Flight CenterSDOS. Wiessinger