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Follow this under 7s trail and go on a journey of exploration and discovery around the Science Museum.

Stop 1: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft

Soyuz TMA-19M descent module in the Exploring Space gallery.

The first stop on our tour is the Exploring Space gallery. After a mind-boggling national tour, attracting 1.3 million visitors, Tim Peake’s Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft is now on permanent display in our Exploring Space gallery.

It is the spacecraft that took astronauts Yuri Malenchenko, Tim Kopra, and Tim Peake up to the International Space Station in 2015 and then returned them safely to the Earth the following year. If you look closely you can see the scorch marks left from their re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.

Stop 2: Pattern Pod

In Pattern Pod, your little ones can chase water ripples without getting their feet wet, create symmetrical images on touch screens, follow robot trails and much more.

Fun, interactive exhibits encourage them to recognise and copy patterns—or create entirely new ones of their own.

Stop 3: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

Small child sitting on the interactive game in the Medicine galleries

Our next stop is Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries. Here you can explore our relationship with medicine and health through interactive displays and step inside Gibson’s Victorian pharmacy, brought back to life through an immersive digital experience.

Stop 4: Workshops and science shows 

When you visit us, make sure to find out what family workshops we have on that day. Throughout the summer, you can join us for some Medicine themed activities – from interactive shows, to making your own stethoscope.

All events will be free with reduced capacity – so get there quick to avoid missing out.

Stop 5: Flight

Children in Flight

Love planes? We do too. Head up to the Flight gallery and discover the absorbing story of flight, from mankind’s earliest dreams of flight to the wide-body aeroplanes of today.

Where to eat

Cool off at the Shake Bar, where you can treat yourself to delicious made-to-order ice cream milkshakes or design your own ice cream tubs.

Try at home

Try one of our learning resources to make Rocket Mice at home and investigate the effects of air pressure, air resistance and gravity.


The Science Museum will be closed from Thursday 5 November until Thursday 3 December. Booking is now open for admission from 3 – 16 December 2020. Head to our website to read the latest information and to pre-book your free tickets.

Free WiFi is available throughout the museum.