Let’s party—it’s the 150th birthday of the Periodic Table of the Elements!
To celebrate, join us for free Chemistry-themed family festival and explore the chemistry all around us with activities led by real life STEM professionals.
No party is complete without some singing, so don’t forget to book your tickets for ‘Mendeleev’s Dream’ where we’ll be singing the periodic table.
If that’s still not enough then mix it up with our fantastic chemistry-themed family programme, featuring the storytelling ‘Marvellous Mistakes’, our live show ‘Cracking Chemistry’ and our workshop ‘It’s a Chem-Mystery’.
Mendeleev’s Dream: The Periodic Table in Music
Time: 12:00–12:30 and 14:30–15:00
Location: Information Age
Are you mad for magnesium? Crazy about carbon? Love lithium? Sing your favourite element in a unique musical experience led by the Girls' Choir of St Catharine's College and Imperial College Choir
Children and adults are both welcome to join in no particular musical expertise required!) or simply watch and listen. St Catharine's College Girls' Choir will also perform other science songs from their STEM in SONG project.
150 years of the Periodic Table of Elements
Location: between Exploring Space and Making the Modern World
Opening 150 years to the day since Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table was announced in 1869, this display include a Russian journal containing Mendeleev’s first published periodic table and a collection of over 50 elements once owned by Napoleon’s nephew, Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte.
What else is on:
Marvellous Mistakes: storytelling
Find out what amazing inventions came from marvellous mistakes in this family storytelling session.
Cracking Chemistry Science Show
It’s 150 years since the first periodic table. We are having a party – and you’re invited!
Object handling: what's it made of?
Join us for a special handling session celebrating the anniversary of the periodic table.