Events this month @ Science Museum, London (March 2011)

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This month

Looking for a day out with the kids this Easter, where can you entertain adults and children alike with exhibitions, events and films, all under one roof?

At the Science Museum you can do all this and more! Catch a 3D movie, jump on a simulator, visit an exhibition, and encounter the past, present and future of technology in 7 floors of galleries!

A Cockroach Tour of the Museum
Until December (Weekends Only)


Constantly beetling away with new discoveries and inventions, we humans are a curious breed… or that’s how we might appear to the group of cockroaches recently spotted exploring the Science Museum’s galleries.

Find out what it’s like to be one of the planet’s true survivors. Having outlived the dinosaurs, what will they make of our obsessions with speed, time… and burning things?

Put yourself in their shells. Sign up with your friends and family for A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum and get a quirky and curious take on the human race.

Launchpad Science Shows
Every day

The largest free interactive science gallery in the UK, Launchpad is packed with exhibits which will allow you to launch a rocket, turn their head into a sound box and control a magnetic cloud.

Catch one of the spectacular science shows performed by Explainers throughout the day.

Ideal for children aged 8-14 years old.

Russian to Space
9 April – 25 April

Ready, steady, go! Head to the Science Museum to collide with the world famous Yuri Gagarin as he unravels what it was like to be the first human into space, or celebrate the journey from satellites to space stations, and all the thrilling steps in between in our new exciting space show!

Ideal for children aged 7 years old and up.

Steam dream
9 April – 25 April

Get your gears turning, as we find out how steam makes things move and discover the man who made the steam dream come true.

Suitable for children under 7 years old.

Star Struck!
5 March – 3 April (weekends only)

Science and art come together in this spectacular workshop. Find out fantastic Solar System facts and help us draw a super-sized star map! Ideal for children aged 5 years and up, there are 50 places available.

Who am I?
Every day

Who am I? presents the latest in brain science and genetics through a mixture of interactive exhibits and object-rich displays. What makes you, you?

How do your genes impact on your brain, your actions, your thoughts and your appearance?

Visitors to the redeveloped Who am I? gallery will get the chance to explore answers to these questions and more by encountering striking object displays, contemporary artworks and by sharing their opinions on ethical issues in science.

Space Tours
5 March – 3 April (weekends only)

Get ready to explore space. Come and discover the fascinating world of roaring rockets, amazing astronauts and smelly space poo!

The event is 35 minutes long and suitable for children aged 5 and above.

Where do I find out more?
See the Fun Kids review on the Science Museum

  • For 100 years the Science Museum has been world-renowned for its historic collection, remarkable galleries and inspirational exhibitions.
  • With around 15,000 objects on public display, the Science Museum’s collections form an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical change from the past few centuries.
  • Aiming to be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science, the Science Museum makes sense of the science that shapes our lives, sparking curiosity, releasing creativity and changing the future by engaging people of all generations and backgrounds in science, engineering, medicine, technology, design and enterprise.