From an ancient Scandinavian sun horse to Jimmy Carter's solar panels from the White House, The Sun tells the story of our ever-changing relationship with our closest star.
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.
Pi: Platform for Investigation – Powered by Siemens is a monthly event where families can discover cutting-edge research that’s happening right now in and around Manchester and the North West.
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.
Join us for Experitots, our monthly creative activity session designed to help children under 4 years old get the most out of Experiment, our hands-on science gallery.
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.
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?