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Sound Day

In this day-long package, students will experience sound as they’ve never heard it before with a visit to Wonderlab and a live show, plus the option to add an IMAX screening.



Book a Sound Day and your students can visit Wonderlab and enjoy the explosive science show Bring the Thunder absolutely free.

To make the most of your visit to the museum, we recommend adding our fantastic, great value optional extras, including a creative workshop and IMAX 3D documentary—see ‘additional options’ below.


DURATION: 30 minutes
GROUP SIZE: Maximum 80

Visit our most interactive gallery and get hands-on with science. In Wonderlab, students can investigate how light and sound work through an amazing range of fun, interactive exhibits. By experimenting, playing and exploring, they will learn about how light and sound are the building blocks of the technology we use every day.

More about Wonderlab

Bring the Thunder SHOW

DURATION: 25 minutes
GROUP SIZE: Maximum 110

With this live science show, students will experience sound as they’ve never heard it before. Walk in the footsteps of a sound engineer as your group explores the beautiful world of soundwaves hidden in music. Can you set fire to sound? Speak like a Dalek? Create an indoor thunderstorm? This is your chance to find out!

IMAX 3D: Antarctica

PRICE: £5.50 per person
DURATION: 45 minutes
GROUP SIZE: Minimum 30; maximum 190

A spectacular 3D documentary in our IMAX cinema—the biggest screen in West Yorkshire—is an exciting and visually stunning treat for your students. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Antarctica uses never-before-seen footage and the latest underwater filming techniques to transport you to the planet’s most mysterious and wild continent.

More about IMAX 3D: Antarctica

Please note: If you’re unsure about group sizes, please get in touch—we will always do our best to accommodate your group, and our team will be happy to chat through the options. Email us at

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Part of the Science Museum Group