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Science Museum Christmas Gift Guide

For those that are still looking for some last-minute inspiration, we’ve got you covered with our Christmas Gift Guide.

Our mission is to inspire the next generation with science and every purchase (large or small) made on our online shop will make a huge difference.

Here are some of our can’t-miss items:

Science fiction gifts
















Read the exhibition! To accompany our blockbuster Science Fiction exhibition, we have a gorgeous book published by Thames & Hudson and edited by our very own Glyn Morgan! Across five chapters – and drawing on a wide range of examples including novels, films, TV, video games and artworks – it takes a look at science fiction’s role in exploring our world.

Whether a total sci fi beginner or keen fan, this book will not fail to impress and inspire.

















From £10.00

One (or two) for the bedroom wall?

Explore our range of striking sci fi posters and add style points to any room.

Gifts up to £5









World’s smallest infinity ball


Wish you could carry the answers to all of life’s questions in your pocket? Now you can!

Whether at home or on the go, just ask the ball a question, shake it well, turn it over, and watch the answer reveal itself before your very eyes.









glow in the dark stars & planets


Bring the wonder of the Solar System into any room! This one’s great for kids interested in the stars, constellations and the Universe.

Just expose the stickers to a light source for a few minutes, turn off the light and watch them glow!


gifts up to £20











Get a flying start in the world of RC with the fascinating AstroBot Flying Toy.

With an in-built sensor that allows you to control AstroBot with only your hand, this one’s easy to pick up and hard to put down!









Newton’s cradle


Any science-based gift guide wouldn’t be complete without this one!

Explaining momentum has never been easier thanks to Newton’s Cradle, just pull back and release one of the balls and watch as it swings back. The force that propagates through the other balls creates a hypnotic motion.

gifts over £20












This fascinating kit features five motorised dinosaur models for little ones to build: a tyrannosaurus, a brontosaurus, a stegosaurus, a triceratops and even a pterodactyl.

With over 130 components, the Science Museum Mechanics: Junior Moving Dinosaurs Kit guarantees a roar-some time!









hydraulic cyborg hand kit


Simulate the movement of a human hand using this incredible Hydraulic Cyborg Hand Kit. Made from 203 easy-to-assemble pieces, this robotic hand comes in kit form – so there’s lots of fun to be had building it, and even more fun playing with it!

This particular cyborg hand is powered by hydraulics alone, allowing children to learn all about mechanics and engineering from a young age. A handy gift indeed!












The Relativity Watch is the first watch where the numbers rotate around the face of the watch, proving unequivocally that time is relative!

With a smart grey leather band and Japanese quartz movement, tell the time with a science twist everyday.

…Bonus gift!

alien kids christmas jumper


A Science Museum exclusive, the Alien Kids Christmas Jumper is an out of this world, seasonal sensation!

Now your little ones can feel extra-terrestrial when they’re enjoying the festivities this holiday season.

For more gift inspiration this Christmas, visit the Science Museum Shop online and help us to continue our mission to inspire futures.