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February Half Term in South Kensington

Head to South Ken during half term for a fun-filled week of events, workshops, drop-in sessions, trails, exhibitions, films and more.

Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery

Daily
10am-6pm (last entry 5:15pm)
Science Museum
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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.

IMAX: The Ronson Theatre

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Book your ticket to watch this fully immersive IMAX experience on one of the biggest screens in the UK. Experience the very best of digital and analogue cinema on one screen with Antarctica, A Beautiful Planet and Hubble all in 3D.

Skateboard

On until 2nd June 2024
10am-6pm
Design Museum
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This new exhibition presents the design evolution of the skateboard from the 1950s to today. The exhibition also hosts a skateboard ramp, which can be booked as an Open Skate session and exhibition ticket combined (for over 15s).

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Daily
During winter/spring 6am-7:45pm
Kensington Gardens
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Explore and have a great adventure in the playground with a huge wooden pirate ship which is the centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.

Turn it Up: The Power of Music

Until 1st Sept 2024
10am - 6pm
Science Museum
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Just announced Turn It Up: The Power of Music has been extended through the summer! Don't miss this extra chance to explore this smash-hit exhibition and discover what is it about music that drives us to create, perform, feel, connect with others.

Deep Sea 3D (PG)

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Science Museum
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Swim alongside some of the most exotic creatures on the planet, from the bizarre Rainbow Nudibranch to the Giant Pacific Octopus. Narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, Deep Sea 3D transports you below the ocean surface on a unique underwater adventure.

Bibliothèque Quentin Blake

Daily
10am-9.30pm
Institut français
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The children's library has reopened providing children with easy access to a wide range of interactive resources.

Energy: Sparks from the Collection

Until 18th May 2025
10am - 6pm
V&A South Kensington
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This display shines a light on the diverse kinds of energy in photography, from the hidden processes intrinsic to creating a picture, to the subjects in front of the camera.

Thomas J Price at the V&A

Until 27th May
10am-6pm
V&A South Kensington
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British artist Thomas J Price is celebrated for his arresting yet contemplative sculptures depicting everyday people. This display sets his work in dialogue with the V&A's historic collections.

V&A trail: Explore as a family

Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
V&A South Kensington
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Are you ready to go on an adventure? This trail takes you on a journey through V&A galleries, exploring some of the incredible cultures and traditions you can see. You will discover objects that are hundreds of years old, uncover secret meanings behind animals and colour in art, and learn about some of the wonders of the museum, from an emperor's throne to dragons, from plaster casts to wigs!

Leslie Linder: Decoding Beatrix Potter

Until 15th Sept
10am - 5.30pm
V&A South Kensington
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On the 50th anniversary of Leslie Linder’s gift to the V&A, This display celebrates his unrivalled Beatrix Potter collection and shines a light on Linder’s contribution to our knowledge of the world-famous author and illustrator.

Image credit: © Zhai Zeyu, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Until 30th June
10am - 5.50pm
Natural History Museum
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Get beyond the camera and discover the stories behind some of the best nature photography in the world.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live.

Zimingzhong 凝时聚珍: Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City

1st Feb - 2nd June
10am - 6pm
Science Museum
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Discover a beautiful collection of unique clockwork wonders. This exhibition will showcase the stunning craftsmanship and the inner workings of centuries-old timepieces prized by the emperors of China's Forbidden City.

Create and Make At Home

Online
Design Museum
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Enjoy a family Create and Make workshop at home. Colour, cut and build to create your own Design Museum exhibition. Colour, cut and build to create your own Design Museum exhibition. Bring the Design Museum to you by building your own furniture exhibition.

V&A Secret Seekers

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V&A South Kensington
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Set off on a treasure hunt to unlock the secrets of the museum hidden in its walls. Meet a cast of characters, collect gems and reveal the museum's secrets!

Victoria: A Royal Childhood

Wed to Sun
10am-6pm
Kensington Palace
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Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised at Kensington Palace. Explore how an indulged young princess blossomed into the independent and iconic monarch we remember.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Spirit Collection

Daily
11am, 3pm
Natural History Museum
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Go behind the scenes with our knowledgeable science educators for a look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit.

Ciné Lumière

Various
Institut français
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Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.

Make and Do at Home

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V&A South Kensington
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Whether you're into knitting, coding, or crafting your own furniture, the V&A has got a creative project for you. These fun, free resources and tutorials are all inspired by their incredible collections – bringing you a range of DIY makes to try at home.

Adventures Babies

Various Dates
Various Times
Natural History Museum
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Delight the little ones with this sensory storytelling class at the Natural History Museum. Take part in a host of activities designed specifically to engage babies and encourage their development.

French Camp for Kids & Teens

From 25th May
Various Times
Institut français
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Fusing together French courses with exciting cultural activities, The French Camp will be an unforgettable French immersion journey!

Image credit: Historic Royal Palaces / Alex Rory Jacobs

The Orangery Restaurant re-opens

Daily
10am - 6pm
Kensington Palace
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After extensive conservation work, the 18th-century Orangery at Kensington Palace has reopened its doors. Serving elegant lunches and indulgent afternoon teas, it's the perfect spot for a summer treat.