The children gasped, cheered and waved when the two-time Oscar nominee walked into the museum’s packed IMAX theatre.
In a question and answer session before the premiere, the 43-year-old told the audience that he was keen that the event was in the Science Museum ‘because of my passion for math and science.’
‘I’m very excited to be here’ said Smith, who had earlier met the Director of the Science Museum Group, Ian Blatchford, next to the museum’s Apollo 10 command module.
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Smith told the Science Museum audience that he would have gone into computer engineering.
As he left the Queen’s Gate entrance to the museum he waved at members of the British Science Association. ‘Will Smith loves science,” tweeted one.