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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.

Today marks 114 years since British aviation pioneer Amy Johnson was born. One of the most famous objects housed in the Flight Gallery at the Science Museum is the de Havilland Gipsy moth Aeroplane ‘Jason I’ flown by pilot Amy Johnson.

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 […]

This Easter holiday we invite you to embrace your inner scientist and explore our thrilling interactive gallery – ‘Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery‘ ‘Wonderlab’ comprises seven zones filled with opportunities for children and adults alike to get hands-on with scientific activities. You can order live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, witness lightning strike, explore forces like gravity and travel through the Solar System. Our talented team of Explainers will be on hand to bring the gallery and the ideas at the […]

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 […]

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