Thursday, 20 August 2015

Science Museum - Family events this summer

Science Museum for a fun-filled, action-packed summer! From our Mallard 3D experience to hands-on workshops and activities, find details below about all the ways you and your family can make the most of the museum this summer.
The Mallard 3D
Discovery Motion Theatre

In 1938, the Mallard set the world record for the fastest ever steam locomotive at 126mph - a record which still stands unbeaten. See the real characters that took part, fly around the engine and experience all the sounds and sights of this amazing record breaking run in our exciting new 3D film, showing in our Discovery Motion Theatre.

Re-living Mallard
Magic Lantern workshop
Family Detective Trail
Mallard's record-breaking crew. Credit © National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture LibraryMagic Lantern imageFamily Science Detective Trail
How do you turn a well-known historical event into a 3D motion ride? Bob Gwynne, Associate Curator at the National Railway Museum explains the research that was undertaken to create our Mallard 3D experience.
2015 is the year of light! Celebrate by visiting our drop-in workshop and building your very own lantern projector. Explainers will be on hand to help you put together a simple electrical circuit and use an image from our collection.
Fancy being a detective for the day? Step into our Detective Trail to learn about the science showcased in our 3D IMAX films. Explore our galleries and solve unique challenges to reveal clues and decipher a secret code!
Frank Einstein book giveaway!
Step into a world of science and discovery with Jon Scieszka's hit series,Frank Einstein! A fantastic summer read for your child, the Frank Einstein series is funny, engaging and educational, taking your little scientist on an adventure starting with matter and ending with the Universe.

For your chance to win a signed edition of the first book and a copy of the second from the six part series, as well as the newly released Frank Einstein and the Brain Turbo, simply email uswith the subject line 'FRANK EINSTEIN' before 3 September.
Frank Einstein image of books
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We recommend...
Bringing science home
ExpeRimental is the Royal Institution's series of free online films and resources to help you carry out fun, easy and cheap science experiments at home.

Aimed at parents and carers of children aged 4-10, the activities are designed to help ignite a child's natural curiosity and encourage them to explore, question and test some of the fundamentals of science.

Get stuck in!