Welcome to the Science Museum Book Club, in each post Exhibitions Curator Dr. Glyn Morgan hand-picks a science-related text that has resonated with him in order to share the joy of reading with you.
We are committed to inspiring adults and children to get involved in Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM). Find out more about the range of events and school visits we run in the Museum.
A pioneering STEM learning initiative has exceeded all our expectations during its first year, reports Roger Highfield, Science Director.
Discover more about our partnership with The Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro
Recent visitors to the Science Museum may have spied the updated ‘Planet Science’ display in our Exploring Space gallery. Space Curator Doug Millard explores the story behind ‘Planet Science’ below. It’s hard to believe that we didn’t know what the surface of Mars looked like until 1964. That was the year NASA’s Mariner 4 spacecraft flew past the planet and returned the first images. And for many it was a big disappointment; no rivers or oceans; no vegetation; no indications […]
When Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery opens in October 2016, we will extend our reach beyond traditional museum audiences with a series of important charity partnerships. Tom O’Leary explains more.
It’s September again and for students all over it’s time to think ahead to the new academic year. We in the Learning Support Team have also shined our shoes and restocked our pencil cases ready to welcome half a million education group visitors to the Science Museum this year. Our main role is to give advice and plan visits to the Museum for all education groups from nurseries, schools and university students, to Scouts and Brownies as well as booking […]
The Science Museum’s new IMAX film ‘Under the Sea 3D’ covered impressive amounts of in-depth scientific content in just 45 minutes. It was suitable for adults and children, balancing facts with fun. The humour and light-hearted moments were interspersed with information on more serious issues, giving everyone some food for thought upon leaving the theatre. The film features fascinating (and often bizarre) creatures from the world’s oceans. Narrated by Jim Carrey, this film brings you closer to the oft-ignored […]