Planning a visit to support a particular topic? Here are some combinations of activities that work well together—all are subject to availability.
See lots of different materials with a couple of hands-on activities especially for younger children in this object-rich gallery. Allow 30-40 minutes.
Identify, compare and contrast the materials used to make household appliances and gadgets. Allow 30-40 minutes.
Hands-on area for Year 1 including a water feature for exploring floating and sinking. Lasts 40 minutes.
Learn how astronauts travel, live and work in space. Lasts 35 minutes, £4 per student.
See rockets, a space suit and space food in this object-rich gallery. Allow 30-40 minutes.
Get hands-on with patterns in the world around us, including finding out about out about night and day. Allow 40 minutes.
Travel to the Moon in this motionride simulator. Lasts 15 minutes, cost £2 per person.
Animals and Humans
Hands-on area for Year 1 including the 'eyes and ears' zone about reflections, colour and making sounds. Allow 40 minutes.
Discover patterns such as heartbeats, in this multi-sensory area. Lasts 40 minutes.
See the domestic appliances and gadgets used by humans across time to keep warm, prepare food and entertain themselves. Allow 30-40 minutes.
A 3D film that takes you into underwater habitats to meet amazing marine creatures. Lasts 60 minutes, cost £5 per person.