Summer at the Science Museum

Explore how the modern world looks, feels and works with the Science Museum this summer

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The ever changing world of genius, design and technology is celebrated in style at the Science Museum, and over the summer holidays curious minds will be fired up in a wide range of amazing workshops, films and specially devised experiences exploring 3D.


There’s a whole summer’s worth of workshops, films, exhibitions and interactive experiences exploring the world in three dimensions.

Discover the science of 3D, make a 3D scan of yourself, feel the thrill of aerobatic flying with the Red Arrows 3D flight simulator and immerse yourself in a 3D film in the huge IMAX cinema, taking you off to Africa, under the sea or out into orbit.

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Calling all young inventors...

The Science Museum’s Inventor in Residence, Mark Champkins, is challenging youngsters aged 8 – 16 to put their thinking caps on and invent something for the British summertime. The invention should solve a problem we face during the summertime in Britain.

This is your chance to win a 3D Printer worth over £2,000 and have your idea created and featured in the Science Museum’s 3D: Printing the Future exhibition, which opens in October.

Click here to enter the British Summertime Invention Competition


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Science Museum Live:
The Energy Show

‘The Energy Show’ is a chance to see a truly explosive piece of theatre, mixing drama with spectacular live experiments as two futuristic science students, Annabella and Phil, go on a quest to learn more about how energy is harnessed and used.

You'll see them make fireballs from methane bubbles, send electricity through their bodies to make their hair stand on end, and fire hydrogen rockets into the audience. For anyone aged seven and over… who’s daring enough!

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Win a family day out at the Science Museum

This summer there’s no excuse to hear the words ‘I’m bored’. The Science Museum and Time Out have teamed up to offer you the chance to win a special family day out.

The prize includes a free family ticket (two adults, two children) to a thrilling IMAX film and the breathtaking Red Arrows 3D flight simulator, lunch in the Deep Blue Diner, plus a £100 online voucher for the Museum’s shop, so you can continue to share your special day when you get home.

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Science Museum opening hours

The Science Museum is open from 10am to 6pm every day, or until 7pm during school holidays.

Visiting the Science Museum

To get to the Science Museum, take the District, Circle or Piccadilly Line to South Kensington tube station and follow the signs directed towards the museum's main entrance, which is on Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD.

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Summer at the Science Museum

3D Summer

Why settle for two dimensions when you can have three? Explore the world in 3D with the Science Museum

The Energy Show

An exciting live drama with a gripping story and plenty of whizz-popping explosions and experiments

Win a family day out

Fancy winning IMAX tickets and a ride on the Science Museum's Red Arrows 3D flight simulator?

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