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Family stage

Music performance

Event schedule details

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June

12.20-17.50

Event location details

Princes Gardens

The Family stage is a relaxed space to drop in and enjoy a show. The programme is packed with interactive storytelling sessions, quizzes, and demonstrations especially for families. You might catch tales of trees, suffragettes or the wonders of the universe. Perhaps you'll help to launch a rocket, triumph in a dinosaur quiz, hear some live opera or join a march.

Step-free access. Families may be asked to leave buggies outside the space at busy times.

All shows are BSL interpreted.

Programme: Saturday 18 June

12.20-12.50: The Singing Suffragette

13.10-13.30: How to Build a Rocket in Four Not-so-easy Steps

13.50-14.10: Dinosaurs vs Kids: The Ultimate Quiz

14.30-15.00: The Singing Suffragette

15.20-15.40: How to Build a Rocket in Four Not-so-easy Steps

16.00-16.20: Dinosaurs vs Kids: The Ultimate Quiz

16.40-17.10: The Singing Suffragette

17.30-17.50: How to Build a Rocket in Four Not-so-easy Steps

Programme: Sunday 19 June

12.20-12.50: Tree-mendous Adventures

13.00-13.30: All the Colours of the Universe

13.50-14.10: Dinosaurs vs Kids: The Ultimate Quiz

14.30-14.50: Tree-mendous Adventures

15.10-15.40: All the Colours of the Universe

16.00-16.20: Tree-mendous Adventures

16.40-17.00: Dinosaurs vs Kids: The Ultimate Quiz

17.20-17.50: All the Colours of the Universe

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The Singing Suffragette

Join the dramatic daredevil Dame Ethel Smyth - singing suffragette, composer and political activist! Experience the music, theatricality and interactive storytelling in this all singing, all marching show for all the family.

How to Build a Rocket in Four Not-so-easy Steps

Ever wondered what makes rockets fly and engines go? The Aeronautical Engineering students from Imperial College London Rocketry will show you how to build these amazing machines, and they'll need helpers from the audience...

Dinosaurs vs Kids: The Ultimate Quiz

How much do you think you know about dinosaurs? Will you come out tricera-tops or will you be a saur loser? Join us for a fun family challenge and put your knowledge to the test!

Tree-mendous Adventures

Get your adventure gear ready, look closer and investigate trees with the Science Museum's Explainer team. You'll explore why trees are so important and why we need to protect them in this interactive storytelling session for children aged 3 to 7 years old.

All the Colours of the Universe

Journey through the cosmos with storyteller Helen Tozer and cosmologist Claudia de Rham. Discover how scientists can use rainbows and gravitational waves to see and hear the universe in this magical storytelling session.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event.

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Event categories

  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Family with under 7s
  • Performance
Music performance