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“Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live?”
—Frankenstein’s Creature

This extra special festival celebrated the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus.

Through immersive theatrical events, hands-on activities and experimental storytelling, we explored the ethical, scientific and technical questions surrounding whether or not we should create ‘life’. 

Drop-in sessions

Create Your Own Creature

11.30–13.00 and 14.30–16.00
Level 1, Who Am I?
Friday 30 March – Sunday 8 April

Let your imagination run wild as you create a creature, then direct your very own stop-motion film with your creation as the star. 

Build your creature from the inside out by first making a wire frame skeleton. Next flesh it out with modelling clay, then finally bring it to life using stop motion animation.

(Drop-in workshop suitable for all ages. Duration approximately 20 minutes. )

Meet Mary Shelley

11.00–16.00
Tomorrow’s World Gallery

Not read Frankenstein? No problem! Mary Shelley herself will be on hand to get you up to speed and answer all your questions. 

Cabinet of Curiosities

12.00–14.00
Tomorrow’s World Gallery
Tuesday 3 – Friday 6 April

Get close to rarities from our collection and meet the Science Museum’s expert curators and some of their favourite objects. 

Marvellous Makers

11.00–16.00
Tomorrow’s World Gallery and Making the Modern World gallery

Come and find the marvellous makers. They’d love to introduce you to the monstrous life forms they’ve created.

Frank Thinking

11.00–16.00
Tomorrow’s World Gallery

Frankenstein and his creature may be fictional, but real researchers are working on creating and altering life. Meet scientists and discuss the most pressing ethical issues in science.

Robin the Robot

11.00–13.00 and 14.00–16.00
Tomorrow's World Gallery
Thursday 5 – Friday 6 April

Meet Robin the robot infant with ‘robot diabetes’ designed by scientists from the University of Hertfordshire. Find out how it helps very young children with diabetes recognise their own symptoms.


Frankenstein Lates

28 March 2018

Our adult-only Frankenstein Lates focuses on some of the darker themes of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel. 

Join us as we ask the question ‘should we create life’ in an evening of workshops, events and screenings, examining our obsession with god-like technologies. 

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