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Operation Ouch! Half Term

This February half term, enjoy action-packed activities, awesome experiments and much more as we join forces with the hit CBBC show Operation Ouch!

We’re teaming up with Operation Ouch! and presenters Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx to explore the wonderful world of medicine. With activities and experiments, behind-the-scenes footage and challenges for all the family, it’s science with the gross bits left in!

Drop-in family activities

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

When: 16–24 February, 10.00–16.00

Live Demo Area

Where: Gallery One

Enjoy live demonstrations of Operation Ouch! science. Don’t miss these cool experiments all about how your body works.

Chattering Teeth

Where: Gallery One

Make a model of your mouth and teeth to take home. Chatter away!

Challenge Yourself!

Where: Galleries One and Two

Explore the displays and find mind hacks and body tricks that will amaze your family and friends. Are you up to the challenge?

Circuit Surgery

Where: Gallery Two
Price: £1

Make your very own Operation Ouch! game to take home! Test your nerve and surgical skills against your friends.

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Gaming Zone and Chillout Space

Where: Gallery Two

Try Operation Ouch! online games, discover the inside of your body with our augmented reality T-shirts, or just sit back and relax. There are books and toys to experiment and play with too!

Family trail

Where: Across the museum

We’ve hidden the lab skeleton, Billy Bones, all over the museum—along with a secret code word. Can you discover the hidden clues and piece Billy back together?


Live shows

Visitors watching a family show at the National Science and Media Museum

Meet the Doctors

When: Tuesday 19 February at 10.30, 12.00, 14.00
Price: Free; ticket required

Meet Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx as they share some behind-the-scenes secrets from Operation Ouch! and give you the chance to ask them anything!

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Eye Dissection

When: 16–18 and 22–24 February at 11.00, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30
Price: Free; ticket required

See real science in action with a live dissection exploring how the eye works.

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Heart Dissection

When: Thursday 21 February at 11.00, 12.30, 14.00
Price: Free; ticket required

Ever wanted to know how the heart works? Come along to this live dissection and find out.

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Treasure Hunters app

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

Accept challenges, create your very own tour of the museum, and battle against your friends and family with our app, Treasure Hunters (recommended for ages 5+). Taking part is as easy as taking a photo.

Treasure Hunters is free to download—get it from the App Store or Google Play and get ready to explore, snap and score!


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