From Early Years to Key Stage 4 and beyond, the National Science and Media Museum provides stunning opportunities to learn about the principles of light and sound and the science behind photography, film and television.
Inspire your class with our exciting interactive science shows, workshops and galleries, experience a documentary in our spectacular IMAX cinema, or explore our learning resources.
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Exploring Space science show
Students can explore the universe with light in this interactive show—it’s out of this world!
IMAX: Apollo 11: First Steps Edition—for schools
Follow in the footsteps of astronauts and discover the real-life story of what it took to walk on the Moon.
Bring the Thunder science show
Can you set fire to sound? Speak like a Dalek? Create an indoor thunderstorm? Find out in this interactive show.
Enchanted Wood storytelling show
Discover the mystery of the Cottingley fairies in this storytelling adventure for early years and KS1.
Learn about different types of animation, make clay models, and work in groups to create your very own animation.
The Forgotten Showman—for schools
This exhibition tells the story of how inventor, entrepreneur and showman Robert Paul invented British cinema.
Yorkshire Games Festival learning packages
KS3 students can discover the world of esports, design and make their own game, and meet experts.
BAFTA Young Game Designers autism friendly workshop
This workshop will help 11–18-year-olds develop their game ideas in a quiet and relaxed environment.
IMAX 3D: Dream Big—for schools
Learn how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.
IMAX 3D: Walking with Dinosaurs—for schools
Experience a year in the life of hundreds of dinosaurs as they face the challenges of a changing world.
IMAX 3D: Born to be Wild—for schools
Follow orphaned orang-utans and elephants, and meet the extraordinary people who care for these incredible animals.
IMAX 3D: A Beautiful Planet—for schools
Explore the impact of humanity on planet Earth with stunning footage captured from space.
Enjoy technology in action in our brilliantly retro Games Lounge. Play your way through gaming history with classic games, from Pac-Man to Super Mario Kart.
How did our lives change when the internet was born? Find out in the world’s first gallery dedicated to the social, technological and cultural impact of the web.