Monday 18 July 2016

Science Museum - This summer, ignite your imagination with great things to do at the Science Museum

Sunday 22 July - Sunday 7 August
Now booking
Power UP is the perfect, family-friendly summer holiday solution for kids and adults alike.

This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event features the very best video games and consoles from the past 40 years alongside the social and technological history of gaming.

If you're a gamer girl or boy, get ready to give your thumbs the workout of a lifetime and enjoy a museum experience like no other.

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Our Lives in Data
Leonardo: The Mechanics of Genius
Science Nights
A young woman absorbed in her phoneA cuddly toy Leonardo in front of 3D models of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings, including a parachuting manA spaceship and a rocket in our space gallery
From Monday morning moans to Saturday night selfies, more information about our lives is being captured than ever before. In fact 90% of the world's data has been captured over the last two years.

What happens to this data?
Why are we storing it?
What is it used for?

Find out how big data is transforming the world.
Explore the life and mind of Leonardo through our interactive games, stories, puzzles and models.Leonardo: The Mechanics of Genius is perfect for a family visit over the holidays.

Plus kids eat free with a paying adult buying a main meal at our Deep Blue Cafe.
Friday 16 September

Join us for an overnight stay at the Science Museum!

Designed specifically for 7-11 year olds, Science Nights features exciting hands-on-workshops, science shows, an IMAX screening, breakfast and a sleepover amongst the star objects in our space gallery...
Enter our once-in-a-lifetime schools competition
WONDERLAB: The Statoil Gallery 
Open 12 October 2016

Have you ever wondered if one day we’ll be able to travel through time?
Or what life would be like if we could understand animals?

To celebrate the announcement of our new hands-on gallery, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, we’re asking classes across the nation to get wondering. We want to know how our county's youngest and most imaginative minds would wonder the world better in 100 words or less.

The lucky winners will get to bring their whole class to the VIP opening of Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, and be the very first people to enjoy this world-leading new gallery in an unforgettable action-packed event.

Find out more about how your child's class can enter and win a once-in-a-lifetime trip
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Power UP collection

Get hands-on at home with our collection of gaming and computer products from the Science Museum shop. Make your own handheld games console with the DIY Gamer Kit with Arduino or test your coding skills with the Code Master Puzzle Board Game, aimed at introducing children to the world of coding.
DIY gamer kit
A Beautiful Planet - An astronaut outside a ship in spaceAn Explainer with a very large bubble
Imax cinema
The difference between the IMAX Experience and watching a film at a conventional cinema is the feeling that you aren't merely watching a film.

Instead, it's as though you are actually there – inside the human body, fighting for survival in Antarctica or plunging into the depths of the sea.

Our full programme of Imax films can be found here.

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Science shows 
Find out more about the exciting principles of science in these interactive, Explainer-led Science Shows. Be a volunteer on stage, answer questions and find out more about the world of ExplosionsRocketsBubbles or Forces.

All of our Science Shows are free. Please book on arrival.