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Visiting the Science Museum with 5-7 year olds






A visit to the Science Museum will help your class to see how science has a place in our everyday lives, as well as introducing scientific and cross- curricular ideas and concepts at just the right level for young children.

From investigating floating and sinking to experiencing dancing shadows, The Garden is where children can enjoy a hands-on exploration of construction, water, light and sound. In the multi-sensory Pattern Pod gallery young visitors can discover the amazing patterns in the world around us. The pattern-seeking skills they develop will help their first steps towards Science and Maths.

Other galleries provide a great context for exploring science and other subject areas, from finding out about materials in the Challenge of Materials gallery, to exploring domestic appliances in Secret Life of the Home and thinking about transport using the aircraft in the Flight gallery and the bicycles, cars, trains and boats in Making the Modern World.

Book a storytelling session or request to meet one of the Museum’s popular costumed characters to make your visit even more engaging and memorable.

Educational visits to the Science Museum are free but must be pre-booked. Charges apply for some activities. To book call 020 7942 4777 or visit

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