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It’s Wonderlab’s first birthday! Join us over the Easter holidays for a special celebration, packed with family shows, creative workshops and lots of exciting things to explore.

What’s on

Children taking part in a family activity at the National Science and Media Museum

Treasure Hunters

Date: Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April
Time: 10.00–16.00
Location: Across the museum

Download the brand-new Treasure Hunters app and discover a whole new way to explore our galleries!

Spectacular Specs

Date: Monday 2 – Thursday 5 April
Time: 10.00–16.00
Location: Makespace, Level 4

Transform your sight and see the world in fantastic colour with spectacular spectacles that reveal hidden rainbows. Suitable for ages 5+.

Polarising Pictures

Date: Monday 9 – Thursday 12 April
Time: 10.00–16.00
Location: Makespace, Level 4

Get creative with us—you’ll use sticky tape and filters to split light into colours, creating beautiful pictures. Suitable for ages 5+.


Date: Every day
Time: 10.00–18.00
Location: Level 3

Our incredible interactive gallery is one year old—have you visited yet? Read more about Wonderlab

Family shows

Visitors taking part in a family activity at the National Science and Media Museum

Shows will be taking place in the Wonderlab Studio every day throughout the Easter holidays—check below to see what’s on when.

Light It Up!

Date: Friday 30 March – Sunday 1 April

Embark on a journey to learn about the illuminating science of light. Suitable for ages 7+. Read more about Light It Up!

Enchanted Wood

Date: Monday 2 – Thursday 5 April

Find out about the mystery of the Cottingley fairies in this storytelling adventure. Suitable for ages 3+. Read more about Enchanted Wood

Bring the Thunder

Date: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 April

Can you set fire to sound? Speak like a Dalek? Create an indoor thunderstorm? Join in and find out! Suitable for ages 7+. Read more about Bring the Thunder

Age of Animation

Date: Monday 9 – Thursday 12 April

Discover how animation began and the science that makes it work—then take centre stage in a live demo. Suitable for ages 3+. Read more about Age of Animation

Exploring Space

Date: Friday 13 – Sunday 15 April

Experience space and light in a whole new way with this rocket-fuelled live show! Suitable for ages 7+. Read more about Exploring Space

A group of visitors playing with the Treasure Hunters app on a mobile device

Accept challenges, battle against your friends and family, and team up to win badges with our new 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!