Thursday 15 April 2021

Science Museum - We're re-opening in May | Plan your next visit, discover our latest exhibition and more


A visitor in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

Book your next school trip

Plus, subscribe to our new podcast and explore technology in medicine

We're planning to re-open on Wednesday 19 May, government guidance permitting. We can't wait to welcome you and your pupils back when you are ready. 

In this month's newsletter, we're sharing what's on for schools and home educating families this academic year, an intriguing new podcast to subscribe to and educational stories to share with your class. 

We hope to see you soon,
Science Museum Learning team

Students viewing an object in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

Re-opening this May

Plan a visit for this academic year

You can choose a self-led visit to our galleries, including Exploring Space and Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

Watch an IMAX film in our newly refurbished cinema, why not try our latest release Antarctica, revealing that what happens there affects every single one of us.

Get hands-on in our interactive gallery Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery for KS3. 

We also have an excellent offer for home educating families.

The entrance to Our Future Planet exhibition

New exhibition: Our Future Planet

Can carbon capture help us fight climate change?

In our new free exhibition, explore the cutting-edge technology and nature-based solutions being developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and help solve the problem of climate change.

Explore answers to questions such as why can't we just plant more trees?

Read more about how we've put sustainability at the heart of our work and our journey towards net zero by 2033.

You can visit this gallery as part of your next school trip.

Young woman in a lab coat holding vials

Science and technology in medicine

Science and technology have changed how medicine is practised around the world. 

Explore four stories with your pupils and discuss the tools modern medicine relies on today, from the development of the microscope to how technology has given us new ways of visualising the body.

We also have extraordinary medical artefacts including the world’s first MRI scanner on show in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries.

A rubber duck on a blue background with headline A Brief History of Stuff

Our new podcast is coming soon!

Even the most ordinary objects have extraordinary stories to tell. 

A Brief History of Stuff is our first podcast, it's inspired by incredible items from the Science Museum Group Collection. 

Each episode explores the past, present and future of an everyday object in your home.

Listen and subscribe for free on your favourite podcast app to be the first to hear new episodes.

Share your thoughts on the future of food

Did you know our supply of food is threatened by climate change and is made even more challenging by the global population increase?

What interests you about food and the state of the planet? We’d like to hear from you. 

Share your thoughts in this survey (takes no more than 10 minutes).