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October half term

Head to the Science and Industry Museum from 23 to 31 October for a week of fun activities all about the body, inspired by our new world-first exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope.

Look out for our expert Explainers at Science Stops around the museum who are on hand to reveal some of the different ways we can see inside our bodies, from microscopes and magnets to high-tech cameras. Get creative with craft activities and make your own model of a cell to wear on a badge.

Want to know more? Don’t miss our next Get Curious events on 26 and 27 October, where scientists and experts working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) will be armed with amazing facts and interactives for you to get stuck into.

Stop by one of our Textiles Demos (not running Monday or Friday) to find out how mill workers’ bodies were affected by their jobs and learn more about how cotton transformed the city of Manchester.

Plus, don’t miss our brand-new free exhibition, Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope. Recommended for ages 8 and over, this exhibition features never-before seen objects, interactive exhibits, new artist commissions and installations, film, photography and a breadth of personal stories.

Our café will be open, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches and cakes to eat in or take away. Avoid the queues and buy your lunch in advance when you book your free admission ticket. You're also welcome to bring your own food to enjoy in our picnic areas.    

The museum shop will also be open selling a wide range of gifts, books, games, toys and science kits. Every purchase you make supports the museum and our vital work. 

From 23 to 31 October the museum will be open from 10.00–17.00 every day. Plan your visit and book your free museum admission tickets now.

Part of the Science Museum Group