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.
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
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.
The Big Idea science show
Discover how engineers use science to solve problems and create new technologies.
Learn about different types of animation, make clay models, and work in groups to create your very own animation.
IMAX 3D: Dream Big
Learn how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.
IMAX 3D: Walking with Dinosaurs
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
Follow orphaned orang-utans and elephants, and meet the extraordinary people who care for these incredible animals.
IMAX 3D: A Beautiful Planet
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.
Take a journey through the history of photography. Step into a 19th century portrait studio, see hundreds of incredible objects from our collection, and watch the world’s first moving colour film.