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 groups and families into our Science Night sleepovers.
Whether you want to learn about electricity, forces or space travel our team is dedicated to offering teachers and group leaders the best educational experiences to inspire young minds. You can see our drama characters bring history and science to life, immerse yourself in fabulous documentaries in our IMAX cinema and the very brave can fly with the Red Arrows in our simulator!
We are very excited this year to be able to book groups into Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, the Museum’s new interactive gallery. Wonderlab has 50 fantastic exhibits that you can get hands on with and investigate the science that surrounds us every day.
Opening on 12 October 2016, this gallery will fuel your imagination and be a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. Visits to the gallery by school groups are free, but needed to be booked in advance.
Our team was lucky enough to have a quick peak behind the scenes and we can tell that it’s going to be out of this world.
As well as the gallery, there will be science shows every day in Wonderlab, performed by the Science Museum’s fantastic team of Explainers. These will cover various topics such as forces and rockets and include many exciting live demonstrations.