With free entry and lots to see, the National Science and Media Museum is the perfect place for a family day out.
What to see and do
There’s plenty for families to enjoy at the museum. Explore eight floors of galleries, tuck into lunch in our café, and enjoy a film in one of our three cinemas.
Wonderlab is packed with mind-bending interactive experiments that bring science to life. Our other galleries explore the history of photography, animation, TV, videogames and the internet, with lots of hands-on elements to keep young minds occupied.
Check our listings to see what’s on for families when you visit.
Think like a scientist in Wonderlab, our spectacular interactive gallery. Explore light and sound through mind-bending exhibits and amazing live shows.
Hello Universe family show
Blast off on a mission to explore space! Discover our universe in this action-packed live show.
Cinema at the museum
We have three cinemas, including the region’s biggest IMAX. Enjoy everything from the newest 3D blockbusters to classic movies, independent films and live theatre broadcasts.
Treasure Hunters app
Accept challenges, battle against your friends and family, and team up to win badges with our Lovie Award-winning app, Treasure Hunters (recommended for ages 5+).
Create a unique tour of the museum that changes every time you play. Then continue the fun at home and make connections between our amazing collection and the objects you use every day.
It’s free to download and taking part is as easy as taking a photo. Get ready to explore, snap and score!
Total Darkness game
When the power goes out, it’s time for action. Venture into the dark, explore different locations and meet new characters—creating your own adventure as you play! Use your science skills to get the power back on and see if you can discover the real reason behind darkness.
You’re in control—your choices and decisions will guide you through the story to discover the cause of Total Darkness. Will you solve the mystery before it’s too late?