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Planning a family visit to the museum? Then find out more about our family-friendly offer here.

Prepare to be amazed and entertained as we bring science and history to life with interactive shows, fun-filled machinery demonstrations and special events and exhibitions, and get hands-on in Experiment, our free interactive gallery that the whole family can enjoy together. 

There's something for all ages, including special activities designed for our youngest visitors using the power of play to spark their imaginations.

Shows and demonstrations

Don't miss our daily shows and demonstrations, perfect for families with children aged 5 and older.

Activities for younger children

Enjoy the soft play area, relax in My Den and don't miss our special events for toddlers. Plus, there are always extra activities for younger children as part of our holiday programmes.

Food and drink

Take a break in our café or bistro and enjoy some healthy snacks, sweet treats or something from the kid's menu.

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Treasure Hunters app

Accept a challenge, then hunt around your location—in Science Museum Group museums, at home or just about anywhere you like—to snap a treasure you think best meets the description.

Playing in a group, battle against friends and family and decide who wins the points—or you can let the app decide! You can also join forces with other players to win all the Treasure Hunter badges.

Download from the App Store
Download from Google Play

Total Darkness game

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?

Play online for free