Families with children are cheering all over London now that The Science Museum announced its reopening date. Here is an overview of what you can look forward to after the museum reopens on 19 May.
The Science Museum Reopening
Today the Science Museum revealed its plans for reopening on 19 May, with an exciting new exhibition and a major focus on sustainability and climate change in its public programme throughout 2021, to coincide with COP26. The Science Museum Group also announced an ambitious target to achieve Net Zero by 2033.
Free, timed tickets are available to book at: sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/welcome-back
Museum opening times remain Wednesday–Sunday, 10.00-18.00
Family favourite Wonderlab is back
One of the most engaging and interactive galleries for kids in London Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery will be open to ignite the curiosity of younger visitors, with enhanced cleaning and safety measures.
A big focus on the climate
Our Future Planet 19 May 2021 – 4 September 2022, Free exhibition
The first significant UK exhibition to be presented on the subject of carbon capture and storage, Our Future Planet will explore the latest techniques being developed for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – a small but significant part in the fight against climate change. Visitors will discover a range of approaches to removing carbon: from nature-based solutions such as the protection of ancient forests and preserving our peat bogs or planting native trees, to chemical and mechanical processes – many of which are not yet proven at scale – that might help to further reduce carbon in the atmosphere.
Enjoy the amazing Antarctica 3D movie
IMAX: The Ronson Theatre Reopening 19 May 2021, Ticketed cinema
The Science Museum’s newly revamped IMAX cinema is now one of only two screens in Europe to feature the very best of digital and analogue cinema on one screen, allowing visitors to enjoy newly-released blockbusters, 3D educational films and cinema classics as well as an array of live events, all at the home of science and technology. Families can enjoy BBC Earth’s Antarctica 3D narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch; A Beautiful Planet 3D, narrated by Jennifer Lawrence; and Hubble 3D, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, all in immersive IMAX with Laser in 3D.
Explore the world of model making
Brass, Steel and Fire 19 May 2021 – 30 August 2021, Free exhibition
Following a critically-acclaimed run at the National Railway Museum, Brass, Steel and Fire explores a century of model making, and tells the story of the lacemakers, locomotive drivers and engineers who built the modern world from their kitchen tables. The exhibition features several of the oldest model locomotives in the world and provides visitors with a glimpse of the skill, passion and joy found in making the world in miniature.
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