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VIscovery Days

VIscovery days enable families with members who are visually impaired, partially sighted or blind to enjoy events around the Museum that are specially designed for them.

The next VIscovery event for visitors who are partially sighted or blind will take place on Saturday 26 January 2019—find out how to book below.

Activities

A Star is Born – storytelling 

Join us on a journey of a lifetime—the lifetime of a star, from stellar nurseries to glittering galaxies. Explore space and stars in this storytelling session filled with wonder.
Ages: 5–7
Duration: 45 mins
Location: Basement Studio

Can Touch This – object handling session 

In this session, you’ll be able to talk to experts about our The Sun: Living with Our Star exhibition and hold history in your hands with objects from the Science Museum’s collection.
Ages: 5–12
Duration: 45 (ages 5–7), 60 mins (ages 7+)
Location: Basement Gallery

Space at Your Fingertips – Tactile Universe workshop 

It’s time to get up-close and personal with the Universe. In this exciting workshop, we’ll explore galaxies like our very own Milky Way. Check out our models and build your own—it will be out of this world.
Ages: 7+
Duration: 60 mins
Location: Basement Gallery

Too Hot to Handle – show

How much do you know about our closest star? In this dazzling show, find out all about the Sun why it’s so important to us 150 million kilometres away. Come along—it will brighten your day!
Ages: 7+
Duration: 60 mins
Location: Basement Studio

Ticket types and booking

There are three different ticket types: Option 1 is for children aged 5-7, Options 2 and 3 are for children aged 7+. 

To book your ticket, click one of the following three options:

Book Option 1 (ages 5–7)
Includes the following activities:
11.30–12.30: A Star is Born (storytelling) 
13.30–14.15: Can Touch This (object handling session) 

Book Option 2 (ages 7+)
Includes the following activities:
11.00–12.00: Too Hot to Handle (interactive show) 
12.15–13.15: Space at Your Fingertips (Tactile Universe workshop) 
14.30–15.15: Can Touch This (object handling session) 

Book Option 3 (ages 7+)
Includes the following activities:
12.15–13.15: Can Touch This (object handling session) 
13.45–14.45: Too Hot to Handle (interactive show) 
15.00–16.00: Space at Your Fingertips (Tactile Universe workshop)

Please note that all events are free, but places are limited. When booking your ticket, select only the number of visually impaired children in your family and their age.

All children must be accompanied by at least one adult and other family members are welcome.

To receive more information about this event, email Family Programmes or call 02079424086.