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Explore at home
Discover some of our favourite family-friendly events for you to enjoy on demand.
Get creative with the contents of your recycling bin and discover some of the surprising ways new life is brought to waste materials by artists and engineers.
Family Festival Quiz
Filled with games and curious questions, this quiz brings together people working across Exhibition Road to help you imagine the road to a better future.
Hear the story of Costa Rica’s endangered spider monkeys and build model wildlife bridges to keep them safe.
Be the change: Climate Pledge Calligraffiti Workshop
Create artwork that makes an impact and send out messages for positive change.
The magical world inside you
Make, create and play as you discover the tiny but mighty microbes inside your body
Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature - Behind the Exhibition
A spectacular immersive experience using props, specimens and interactives!
Nano: the spectacular science of the very (very) small
Join Imperial physicist Dr Jess Wade and award-winning illustrator Melissa Castrillón to explore the spectacular science of nanomaterials.
Chemistry of colour
Experiment with colour and create beautiful artworks in this hands-on workshop led by chemical engineers.
Draw the sun
Create sun-inspired art with an artist and a sun scientist.
Join us for family-friendly creative fun at a party celebrating incredible women in art and science.
Superhero drawing workshop
Create a superhero with special powers to fight off baddies in the hospital at this fun drawing workshop for all the family.
Plant life drawing workshop
Put pen to paper and learn how to draw your favourite plants in this plant life drawing workshop for all the family.
A day in the life of... a Royal Parks wildlife officer
Discover what it’s really like to work in London’s beloved parks.
Family Festival Quiz
Join us for some out-of-this-world entertainment, from drawing dinosaurs to exploring the solar system in our Family Festival Quiz.
Explore the winter night sky and the impacts of light pollution with this simple star gazing experiment you can do in your garden or out of your window.
A day in the life of... an Academic Magician
Peek behind the curtain into the world of conjuring, and discover how a magician is helping surgeons and medics learn new skills.
Green Energy for the Future with Louise
Discover how scientists capture and store green energy and challenge your family’s knowledge in the Green Energy quiz.
Festive card making workshop
Join us to use materials you have at home to create extra special festive greeting cards and discover the origins of this very Victorian tradition.
Penguin mask workshop
Join us for a making activity to celebrate penguins, the Antarctic and the adventures of Ernest Shackleton.
Enjoy these fun science and art activities for you and your family. Explore nature and the world around you, and think about how to look after it in the face of climate change.