The Science Museum features seven floors of educational and entertaining exhibits, including the Apollo 10 command module and a flight simulator. The Wellcome Wing showcases developments in contemporary science, medicine and technology. The Medical History Gallery in the museum's attic contains a substantial collection of medical history treasures. Pattern Pod introduces under-eights to the importance of patterns in contemporary science and Launch Pad is a popular hands-on gallery where children can explore basic scientific principles. Exhibits in the Exploring Space galleries include the three-metre-high, 600kg Spacelab 2 X-ray telescope that was flown on British space missions and full-scale models of the Huygens Titan probe and Beagle 2 Mars Lander.
The Clockmakers' Collection, previously held at the Guildhall, will move to the museum on October 23 2015. It's the oldest display of clocks and watches in the world, with most of the 1250 exhibits dating from between 1600 and 1850.
The museum’s in-house IMAX cinema shows scientific films in 3D, allowing visitors to be surrounded by space or submerged in the depths of the ocean. Tickets start at £11 for adults and £9 for children, and booking is recommended. The shop is worth checking out for its wacky toys, while the Dana Centre is the Science Museum’s adults-only centre for free lectures and performance events on contemporary scientific issues (www.danacentre.org.uk).
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|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-6pm (last admission 5.15pm)|
|Transport:||Tube: South Kensington|
|Price:||Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions|
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An animatronic, wall-mounted baby greets you on entering the new Science Museum exhibition. Technically lifelike, it burbles, coos, wriggles its pudgy arms and – in a show of creepy-looking exhibits – manages to be pretty unnerving. Five separate sections...Exhibitions Until Sunday September 3 2017
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No sex in the galleries is the main rule that the Science Museum wants to make clear. Seems reasonable. At the museum's Astronights sleepovers, everyone spreads their sleeping bags across the floor of the 'Who Am I?' gallery, a space designed to teach...Quirky events Saturday March 4 2017
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I must admit that anything related to Science which be given for free must always be admired and accepted, but I felt so disappointed from my only visit to this failing museum that I only expect newbies NOT to believe that Science is as poor and boring as this museum seemed to me.
Having attended the opening of the Science Museum's new Wonderlab Gallery, I felt the museum has done an excellent job of creating first class exhibits that engage and enthral visitors. Science is cool, and this museum reminds us just how much fun it can be!
With Wonderlab in particular, you feel like you're in the best science lesson ever, with all of the fun stuff, none of the teachers and very few of the rules. Overall, a great experience!
ScienceLab is a hands-on display to really get into for all ages. This room was huge and they fit a lot of activities in it which was so varied in terms of what to see and to learn. Could have easily spent 3+ hours in there and definitely recommended if there is an adults-only viewing of this (i.e. Lates) so you can be a kid again but without kids! Ah! Fun, learning and bliss! This is what this exhibition has! Oh and who knew dry ice could be so beautiful.