July events at the Science Museum

July 1, 2009toJuly 31, 2009


To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the moon landings the Science Museum will be hosting a space season from the 20 July which includes the following:

Cosmos & Culture: how astronomy has shaped our world
Opens 23 July

This new exhibition traces 400 years of telescope technologies, explores our changing perceptions of our place in the cosmos, and examines the role astronomy has played in our everyday lives. Objects on display include Thomas Harriot’s drawings of the Moon, Jupiter’s satellites and sunspots; the telescope William Herschel used to discover Uranus; a detector seeking the mysterious dark matter that makes up most of our Universe; and an amateur telescope made of bean cans, car parts and coat hangers.

New! Force Field – the ultimate multi-sensory experience
Charges apply

See, hear, feel and even smell what it would be like to venture into space, with a ride in the Science Museum’s extraordinary new multi-sensory experience. Visitors can journey deep into the unknown with The Legend of Apollo film and discover what it felt like to be part of the Apollo missions. The experience utilises the latest simulation and effects technologies to place the audience in a truly experiential environment where they not only see, but feel what it was like to be part of this major historical event. The Legend of Apollo has been created with participation from former NASA Apollo astronaut Col. David R. Scott. The film will draw on Col. David R. Scott’s own experiences, actual Apollo archival footage, recent satellite imagery of the Moon and exceptional 3D computer animation.

Family Events
All family events are suitable for children aged 5 years and over. Places may be limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.

40th Anniversary of first Moon landing
20 July

Discover the story of the first Moon landing in the ‘Exploring Space’ gallery, featuring a highly accurate replica of the Apollo 11 Moon Lander which famously carried Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon. Free ‘Spaced Out’ tours for families will be taking place on 20 July to coincide with the anniversary of the Moon landing.
The ‘Spaced Out’ tours are suitable for children aged 5 and above.
Don’t forget to see a real spaceship, the Apollo 10 module, which was used for the ‘dress rehearsal’ of the Moon landings.

Space in Your Face!
25, 26 July
12.00, 14.00, 16.00

3, 2, 1 blast off!  Join us on our journey through Space in this fast paced action packed extravaganza of a show!
Suitable for children aged 5 and above.
There is no booking process, places are available on arrival.

Spaced Out Tour
5, 11, 12, 18, 19 July: 11.30, 13.30, 15.30
20, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29 30, 31 July: 12.00, 14.00, 16.00

Roaring rockets, amazing astronauts and smelly space poo! Discover these and much more on this interactive tour of the ‘Exploring Space’ gallery located on the ground floor. Suitable for children aged 5 and above.
There is no booking process, places are available on arrival.

Star Struck!
23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 July: 13.00, 15.00, 17.00

Science and art come together in this spectacular workshop. Find out about fantastic Solar System facts and help us draw a super-sized star map!
Where do I find out more?
See the Fun Kids review on the Science Museum