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Top 5 interactive things to do at the Science Museum

Follow this interactive trail and go on a journey of exploration and discovery around the Science Museum.

Before you arrive: Treasure Hunters app

Turn your entire Science Museum visit into a giant interactive game with our free downloadable app, Treasure Hunters. This app encourages you to look beyond the most popular objects in the gallery and create a completely unique experience, with the chance to learn about objects you might not have noticed otherwise. Everyone can get involved and go head-to-head for badges and treasure.

Download Treasure Hunters for free on iPhone and iPad or Android. Please note that this app is available in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

Stop 1: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

Small child sitting on the interactive game in the Medicine galleries

Start your tour in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries and take a closer look at our relationship with medicine and health over the last 500 years.

Step into the Medicine and Communities gallery to explore the medical challenges of living in an increasingly urbanised world and how our behaviour can affect our health.

Stop 2: Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery 

Visitors using the Wonderlab slides

Ignite your curiosity and think like a scientist in Wonderlab and immerse yourself in a world of wonder at the most spectacular interactive gallery in the world.

Stop 3: Engineer Your Future gallery

Family in Engineer Your Future

Head through the Flight gallery to Engineer Your Future. This interactive gallery challenges you to find out if you’ve got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.

Stop 4: Atmosphere gallery

Children in Atmosphere Gallery

Head one level down to Atmosphere and step into a virtual world, with its own oceans, land, and atmosphere, and go back in time to discover key moments in the Earth’s multibillion-year climate history. The Atmosphere gallery is an exciting place to make sense of our current climate—the science of how it works, what it’s doing now and how it keeps changing.

Stop 5: Our Future Planet

Now let’s go back down to the ground floor for our last stop on this interactive tour and visit Our Future Planet.

This free exhibition explores the technologies that are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Test how carbon-conscious you are with a motion sensor interactive!

Where to eat: 

Shake Bar

Cool off at Shake Bar where you can indulge in delicious made-to-order ice cream milkshakes or design your own ice cream tubs.

Try at home:

Continue the fun at home with Total Darkness, a totally free web-based game that can be played on any desktop, smartphone or tablet.

In this game, the power goes out and you have to venture into the dark, explore different locations and meet new characters – creating your own unique adventure as you play. Use your science skills to get the power back on and see if you can discover the real reason behind the sudden darkness covering the whole town.

Total Darkness puts you in control, it’s your choices and decisions that will guide you through the story to discover the cause.

Will you solve the mystery before it’s too late?

The Science Museum is open 10.00-18.00, seven days a week (last entry 17.15)Head to our website to pre-book your free tickets.

Free WiFi is available throughout the museum.