May half-term is a chance to get out and enjoy what South Kensington has to offer. We've pulled together some of the best holiday activities for the whole family.
Robots explores 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.
Visit Our Lives in Data to uncover some of the diverse ways our data is being collected, analysed and used - discover new tools to protect your data.
Find out if you’ve got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.
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.
The children's library has reopened providing children with easy access to a wide range of interactive resources.
Hyde Park has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats on the Serpentine and the UK's first Solarshuttle, a magnificent vessel which glides across the lake powered only by the sun. The Solarshuttle carries up to 40 passengers and the pedal and row boats hold up to 6 persons each.
Explore nature in the flourishing Wildlife Garden, a tranquil haven for plants and animals in the heart of the city. The garden is home to thousands of British flora and fauna.
Are there differences between people’s facial expressions? How can we measure these small variations? Come and help researchers from Imperial College London learn more about how we can record and measure the small differences in everyone’s facial expressions. Age 5+
Explore unusual artworks created for iconic bands and design your own album cover. Recommended for ages 3+
Experience a playful and interactive performance as two best friends come together to create their own Music Festival!
Discover the surprising stories and amazing art of the Georgian Court. Get dressed up as a Georgian Courtier and pick up an activity bag or trail from the Time Explorers Station, with activities for babies to 13 year olds.
A master-class in how to unlock your creative thinking using story-telling and illustration techniques. Timelines, family trees, and instructions are all examples of systems diagrams used to communicate complicated ideas to a broad audience. Age 12-16.
Led by a music producer and promoter, work with other families to create your very own music festival. Booking essential.
Monkeys, bears, socks and mud, this man sings about everything children are really interested in. Sit back and relax, or get up and dance at this interactive concert for families!
Cracking stand up comedy for everyone over the age of six! Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand up from grown up, high-quality acts, who perform their usual sets without the swearing or rude bits.
50 years after The Jungle Book was first released into cinemas, rejoin Bagheera, Baloo, Shere Khan and Kaa on the big screen in this anniversary screening of the Disney classic.
Michael Rosen, one of the most well-known figures in the children’s book world, is coming to the Elgar Room to read some of his best-loved poems and stories for kids.
Join the Royal Albert Hall’s resident Education & Outreach orchestra, Albert’s Band, as they perform a countdown of their top ten favourite pieces of classical music.
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!
Science Night is a special overnight event for 7-11 year olds featuring exciting hands-on workshops, science shows, a sleepover at the Science Museum among the amazing exhibits, followed by a tasty breakfast and a breathtaking film in the IMAX Theatre.
Get a feel for how scientists work by having a go yourself. Come and explore hundreds of real nature specimens that form the evidence Museum scientists use in their daily work.
Join expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.
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.
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.
Explore and adventure in the playground with a huge wooden pirate ship which is the centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.
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.
Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live.
A unique fountain memorial to Princess Diana designed to reflect her spirit of life and love of children.
Experience Earth like never before in a breath-taking portrait of the planet captured from the International Space Station on the biggest screen in Europe.
As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station. Using VR technology, get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and retrace Tim's 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS.