Explore and experiment - interactive activities for families - music, science, arts, performance, film, parks, playgrounds, simulators and so much more.
Robots will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human. Featuring over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots from science fiction and modern-day research labs.
The children's library has reopened providing children with easy access to a wide range of interactive resources.
Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Find out on a sleepover for kids.
These interactive Kids sessions will bring a touch of magic to your Saturday mornings. Fun, educational and exciting discoveries ahead.
Ciné Kids screenings cater to children aged 4 and over – and their families – so they can discover the best animated films. In English, French or French with subtitles. Including Ballerina, BFG and more.
Based at Imperial College London, a unique Saturday science tuition featuring specialists in science education and highly qualified scientists.
From board games to poetry writing, short screenings or origami, discover every month what surprise Institut francais have prepared for you!
Introducing little ears to the world of classical music, Classical for Kids concerts are aimed at children of all ages and their families to enjoy. Buggies, babies and budding musicians all welcome!
Discover a series of playful, recreational & instructional digital sessions, where we explore the potential that video games and apps may hold.
Read, play, sing, grow! Whether you love drawing, reading, clapping or dancing there will be something to enjoy on Wednesdays & Saturdays!
Drop-in and meet digital artists and designers who explore intersections of art, design, craft and technology. See ‘show and tell’ presentations of new cutting-edge projects and chat with them about their work.
A drop-in workshop for families inspired by the museum and the exhibitions. Free but bookable, these informal sessions focus on design and making activities for children aged 5–11. Last Sunday of every month.
Explore art history and sharpen your pencils with these hands-on workshops. Master Chinese arts or paint like Matisse.
Dominique is the author of over 100 books among which, the famous series l’Histoire de France en BD with Bruno Heitz! She will share with you her writing secrets and show you tips on how to become a word expert. In French.
Follow the trail in the tropical butterfly house through a tropical habitat of flowers, vines and foliage. As butterflies fly overhead, you'll pass chomping caterpillars, glistening chrysalises and busy feeding stations.
Every year, Imperial showcase the best in science and arts in the College. This free public event features interactive activities, performances and workshops.
Help us navigate stormy seas and survive a shipwreck in this magical, musical journey for all the family! There will be singing, dancing and best of all, a full symphony orchestra will bring the adventure to life.
Explore the different time periods dinosaurs lived, sort the facts from the myths about why they died out, and find out what our scientific research has taught us about these prehistoric giants.
With stunning high definition 3D vision and flight simulator motion technology, you can see and feel for yourself what it’s like in the cockpit of a Red Arrow.
There's lots for families to see and do especially in the holidays, as well as enjoying a family-friendly café and shop. Kids go free!
A unique fountain memorial to Princess Diana designed to reflect her spirit of life and love of children.
Explore the rich diversity of mammals, from polar bears to pygmy shrews in the Mammals gallery. -
Inside the Cocoon see hundreds of Museum specimens. Marvel at beetles and butterflies, metre-high plants, huge tarantulas and historic herbaria.
Borrow a V&A back-pack and embark on an adventure across the Museum. Back-packs are free to borrow and do not need to be booked.
Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live.
Pattern Pod is an amazing multi-sensory area for children under 8 years old. Fun, interactive exhibits encourage them to recognise and copy patterns.
The Garden is an exciting interactive space, created especially for children aged 3–6 and their parents and carers in the basement of the Museum.
Explore and adventure in the playground with a huge wooden pirate ship which is the centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.
Explore how we’ve sent spacecraft to other planets, walked on the Moon and peered into the heart of our galaxy and beyond.
Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this unmissable experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways.
Are you big on museums, but short on time? NHM's knowledgeable visitor assistants have designed just the dinosaurs tour for you. It will introduce you to some of the Museum's most famous and imposing specimens. One hour
From babies to teens, RCM Sparks run a variety of inspiring events for a range of abilities, including family workshops, concerts and courses
The trail will include creative looking, thinking and drawing activities as you explore the museum and exhibitions. The trail asks the user to consider what it's like to be a designer, maker and user of some of the wonderful objects in the collection. Takes 30 - 40 minutes.