2019 Programme

All Ages
Bar

AlgeBAR!

Come and have a pint at AlgeBAR and be wowed by one of our talks and activities!

Adults
Talk

Engaging UK BAME communities in climate change action

Painter, poet and environmentalist, Judy Ling Wong OBE discusses how we motivate diverse communities in the green agenda by integrating the impact of climate change here and in their countries of heritage.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a physicist

Hear from a physicist who has put his understanding of the laws of the universe to work exploring the mathematics that underpins music.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a volcanologist

Join a volcanologist from the Natural History Museum and find out about the hidden history of volcanoes.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a beetle curator

Find out all about what it's like to work with the most comprehensive collection of beetles in the world - right here on Exhibition Road!

Creative
Family

Go with the Flow

A fun and physical way to feel your way into fluid and aerodynamics

Family
Demonstration

Breaking bag

Team up and try our escape-room-in-a-bag challenge! Put your science and maths to the test in a race against the clock!

Family
Creative

Creating a mind

Trace out the connections in our mind and help us to create a beautiful neural network.

Creative
Family
Drop-in
Installation

Symbiosis

Immerse yourself in an interactive biofeedback art installation where you can transform your breathing into light. Relax, connect to others and learn more about HEartS research on the social impact of the ARTs.

Family
Installation

KIMA

Discover your voice visually with artists and researcher exploring links between their art and wellbeing.

Adults
Installation
Exhibition

We Will be Forgotten

An interactive art installation by Vinita Khanna

All Ages
Exhibition

Tim Peake's spacecraft and Apollo 10

As the world heralds 50 years since the Apollo Moon missions, take a look at Tim Peake's Soyuz caspule at the Science Museum.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a museum interpreter

Hear from an interpretation specialist with over ten years’ experience developing and implementing interpretation for a wide range of major cultural and heritage sites.

Performance
Age 12+

Falk Richter's 'Welcome To Paradise Lost'

Lean back and enjoy this rehearsed reading as performed by the Gate Theatre’s young associates.

Adults
Talk

When art gets nature wrong

Take a journey back through time and across the globe to explore how accurately nature has been represented throughout the history of art and culture, from the ancient world to more recent times.

Adults
Talk

Future of food

Explore tomorrow’s diets through sweeping changes to the world's farming practices and small changes in each of our eating habits with chef and Sunday Times food editor Lisa Markwell.

All Ages
Exhibition

ABB E-Mobility Exhibit

Come and see our electric racing car and find out if you have what it takes to drive it in our race simulators. Don’t’ forget to have your selfie taken by one of ABB’s YuMi Robots!

All Ages
Exhibition

Experience 5G with Huawei

Experience the future of faster connections and explore the potential of Virtual Reality to help medicine, design and much more.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of an interior designer

Find out what it's like to change environments and create inviting spaces, experimenting with processes, spaces and materials.

All Ages
Installation

GREEN SPACE

Don't miss out on GREEN SPACE, an installation that explores the health benefits of green spaces in cities and how we connect with nature in an urban environment.

All Ages
Exhibition

Queen Victoria exhibitions at Kensington Palace

Explore a different perspective on the life and legacy of one of our most famous monarchs, Queen Victoria.

All Ages
Exhibition

ParkUp!

ParkUp is an installation that aims to stimulate discussion around the exciting new ways in which we can use and design our streets.

Workshop
Families

WHOOSH-CRACKLE-POP!

Experience a world of exploration and experimentation to discover how very young children feel about their breath, breathing and their lungs.

Workshop
Adults

Drawing foods

French illustrator Guillaume Long brings cooking and comics together, publishing recipes, notes and tips about eating pleasures, whether from bar counter, his own kitchen, or from great chef secrets.

Workshop
All Ages

Joy of sound

Join us to experience this interactive display of bespoke musical instruments and instrument access devices.

All Ages
Talk

Pop-up talk: plant orbiter

Join artist Nick Laessing as he talks about his Plant Orbiter, an automated rotating system for food production, which reflects on the role of technology in local urban food production.

All Ages
Exhibition

Plant orbiter

Take a look at the V&A's Plant Orbiter, an automated rotating system for food production, which reflects on the role of technology in local urban food production.

Family
Tour

Albertopolis tours

Join us for a short tour up Exhibition Road and discover the story of London’s arts and science district. We will introduce you to ‘Albertopolis’ and some hidden gems along the way.

All Ages
Zone

Nature zone

Go wild at the Nature Zone on Exhibition Road! Meet real scientists and find out about the amazing work they do with animals and in the environment, and get up close to nature with our workshops and exhibits.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Grantham art prize

The Grantham Art Prize exhibition is a dynamic show of climate change inspired artworks by young and emerging art students who have collaborated with some of Imperial College London's top researchers.

All Ages
Zone

Greener futures zone

Dirty air, ocean plastics and climate change – we’ve all heard the doom and gloom stories, but thanks to new research we are paving our way to a better, more sustainable future. Come to Greener Futures to learn about the latest innovations and our vital role as custodians of Earth.

Workshop
Family

Create and make

Join the Design Museum for an afternoon of playful paper craft activities and take home your own paper craft inventions. Free drop-in for families.

All Ages
Talk

Food: All about the plate

Join V&A curators as they present their new exhibition 'FOOD: Bigger than the Plate' with live drawings by French illustrator Guillaume Long.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Seeing through Babel

The Ismaili Centre presents a new exhibition by the Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad.

Performance
All Ages

World music concert

Head to our world music concert which features the Scottish - Egyptian Ayoub Sisters and the Leo Twins from Pakistan

Adults
Film screening

Babette's Feast screening

Join us for a screening of the film Babette's Feast at the Cine Lumiere.

Adults
Film screening

Bread Day screening

Join us for a screening of the film Bread Day by Sergey Dvortsevoy, introduced by Vivian Ostrovsky.

Adults
Film screening

Foodnotes: Three films by Vivian Ostrovsky

Join us for three films by Vivian Ostrovsky, with an introduction and Q&A with the director.

Adults
Film screening

The Gleaners and I screening

Join us for a screening of the film The Gleaners and I by Agnès Varda

Adults
Film screening

Wine Calling screening

Join us for a screening of the film Wine Calling followed by a Q&A with director Bruno Sauvard

Adults
Film screening

La Grande Bouffe screening

Your chance to see the film La Grande Bouffe, where a group of men go to a villa in the French countryside where they resolve to eat themselves to death.

Adults
Talk

Meet the authors: How to hack the code of life

Hear from Nessa Carey about the astonishing advances in gene editing.

Adults
Talk

Meet the authors: yesterday and tomorrow

We talk to Felicia Yap about her new book 'Tomorrow', which draws on her studies in biochemistry at Imperial.

Adults
Talk

Meet the authors: How a lobster taught us about our brains

In this discussion we talk to Charlotte Nassim, author of Lessons from the Lobster: Eve Marder's work in Neuroscience

Adults
Talk

Meet the authors: Dinosaurs: how they lived and evolved

In this talk we hear from Professor Paul M Barrett from the Natural History Museum about how dinosaurs have developed over the millennia to adapt to their changing environment.

Adults
Talk

Meet the authors: The fearless fossil hunter

Join us as we talk to historian Karolyn Shindler about her fascination with the fossil hunter Dorothea Bate.

Adults
Talk

Meet the authors: Travels and tales of an engineer

Hear from Imperial Alumnus Louis Solway about his memoir in this talk.

Adults
Talk

Meet the authors: The medic who popularised the Pollen Count

In this talk, hear from Professor Andrew Rice about his biography of Dr Bill Frankland.

Adults
Talk

Meet the authors: Writing an Asian fantasy novel

In this talk, hear from Natasha Suri, author of fantasy novel Empire of Sand.

Workshop
Age 12+

Build a mini-theremin

Go on an electronic odyssey to build your own mini-theremin and learn how to wire up the circuit that makes this unique, touchless musical instrument possible.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a prosthetic developer

Find out how and this mechanical engineering researcher has become an award winning co-founder of a start-up company – Mitt Prosthetics!

Adults
Talk

The art of performing science

Explore where science, medicine, art and performance collide! How does a lace maker help surgeons see the world differently? How can insights from the world of performance help us understand medical and scientific practitioners ‘performance’ in the lab, studio or operating theatre?

Adults
Talk

Exploring modern and ancient Mars by robot

From the adventures of a robot car currently driving around red planet, to two new exciting missions launching in 2020, find out how studying Martian geology is central to working out whether life may have existed once on Mars.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Sleepy heads

Explore the world of sleep and dreaming with an art exhibition from artist from Imperial College London and The Royal College of Art.

Age 12+
Talk

The engineers: space flight

The BBC World Service with the Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of 1851 bring together three of the world's greatest astronautical engineers to discuss space flight at the Great Exhibition Road Festival. The event will be recorded and broadcast on the BBC World Service.

Age 12+
Workshop

Making moirés

Create your own hypnotic, wavy lined sculptures inspired by the patterns formed when two layers of graphene are placed on top of one another and given a small twist.

All Ages
Exhibition

Malaria Area

The malaria area is an interactive journey through the malaria parasite's life cycle via humans and mosquitoes.

All Ages
Exhibition

Explore the Exhibition of 1851

Discover the original Great Exhibition Festival!

Adults
Talk

The musical brain: Neuroscience and classical music

A neuroscientist by day and classical pianist by night discusses her dual life and the latest research into brain function and the performance of music.

Adults
Talk

Holst’s Planets: Re-imagined

Planetary scientists and modern composers come together to present a new, scientifically credible response to the classic musical score for our solar system.

Adults
Talk

Time tries all things

Explore time, and our human relationship with it, as artist and filmmaker Grace Weir discusses her latest collaboration with theoretical physicist Fay Dowker.

Adults
Talk

Firefighting in smart buildings

Find out how smart buildings and better scientific modelling of fire evolution could save lives.

Adults
Talk

What could make robots trustworthy?

Robotic surgeons. An AI babysitter. Could we ever trust robots with the things we care about most – our lives and our families?

Adults
Talk

Creativity and AI

Hear about how development in artificial intelligence might aid creativity and innovation for designers and engineers.

Family
Workshop

A multisensory dark matter experience

Visit our dark matter installation and embark on a multisensory voyage!

Age 12+
Performance

Mrs X

Explore survival and death with this gripping drama based on antibiotic resistance in 1918!

Adults
Talk

Maths, melodies and the mind

Take a musical journey through the brain with Imperial mind-mapping mathematicians and live performances from the Guildhall School of Music.

Adults
Talk

Quantum shorts

The strange ways our universe behaves on atomic and subatomic scales is explored through a series of award winning short films presented by Imperial's quantum physicists.

Adults
Talk

The chamber of horrors and the origin of South Kensington

This talk will guide you through one of the first and most controversial museum exhibitions relating to Exhibition Road, with former Rector of the Royal College of Art, Sir Christopher Frayling.

Adults
Talk

A tailored approach to a new spacesuit

As we expand our exploration of space and prepare for journeys to Mars, find out how designers are tailoring the experience and bringing earthly comforts to space-travellers’ clothing.

Adults
Talk

Singing for maternal mental health

Explore how group singing can support recovery from post-natal depression with researchers, clinicians and practitioners.

Adults
Talk

Tackling ocean plastic from land

As new evidence shows the impact of plastic pollution in British rivers and coastal waters, find out why solutions to this global problem need to start at their source.

Adults
Talk

Why we eat what we eat

With a public obesity crisis fed by a meat heavy and carbon intensive food industry, how can we change what we eat?

Adults
Talk

Designing happy cities

How can purposeful design of the places we live and spend our lives promote civic engagement and reclaim our streets and neighbourhoods for the benefit of those who live there?

Adults
Talk

Tomorrow’s wardrobe

Find out how technology, new materials and cutting-edge science will influence what we wear in the coming decades.

Adults
Talk

Working in space with Britain’s first astronaut

This talk will take you on a journey hundreds of miles straight up, describing training and preparation, launch and how weightlessness feels.

Adults
Talk

Uncovering our future in Antarctica’s past

This talk will journey back into the geological past to help us understand what may happen to Antarctic ice in our warmer future.

Adults
Talk

Mental wellbeing in the field from Antarctica to Mars

An exploration of the mental strain facing scientists during fieldwork in remote locations and how this experience can help preparations for manned missions to the red planet.

Adults
Talk

Fantastic yeasts and where to find them!

Travel the world exploring the kingdom of the fungi - from the origin of the ‘doomsday fungus’ to outbreaks in central London.

Adults
Talk

Designing the future at CERN

Find out how a trip to the world's largest physics laboratory inspired Royal College of Art students to tackle critical problems through science and design.

Adults
Talk

A brief history of the exploration of Antarctica

Take a journey to the South Pole in the footsteps of pioneering explorers who braved the most inhospitable place on Earth to understand how we can use technology to measure the polar ice sheets and understand how they are changing.

Adults
Talk

Impossibles: The meeting of science and adventure

Join physicist, explorer, speaker and writer Melanie Windridge discussing a career built around her two passions of science and adventure

Adults
Talk

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs

Journey back 66 million years to the impact that wiped out T-rex and its relatives with the latest findings from a project to drill into the giant crater it left behind.

Adults
Talk

Bionic limbs that make us feel

Explore how the latest advances in robotics and a deeper understanding of our own nervous system are able to offer amputees man-machine limbs that create a truly natural control of movement.

Adults
Talk

Pollution mapping: Seeing the air we breathe

This talk explores how instrumenting a city, its buses, boats and even people, could provide the evidence needed to clean up the air around us.

Adult
Talk

What has Einstein ever done for you?

Join cosmologist Roberto Trotta in a surprising exploration of the wide-ranging consequences of the great man's ideas and how they shape our everyday life.

Adults
Talk

Return to Jupiter

Find out how the success of the Cassini mission to Saturn will inform a return to Jupiter and the search for signs of life within its fascinating moons.

Adults
Talk

A modern perspective on space and time

From Newton, Einstein and Stephen Hawking to modern ideas of quantum gravity, find out why probing space and time on the tiniest quantum scales could help us understand black holes and the Big Bang.

All Ages
Demonstration

Open studios: Sam Bakewell

Meet the V&A's current ceramic artist in residence, Sam Bakewell, in his studio in the heart of the V&A's ceramic galleries. Explore his work and hear about his time at the museum.

All Ages
Demonstration

Matteo Menapace: Videogames resident open studios

Meet Matteo Menapace as he hacks and designs games inspired by the V&A’s collections.

All Ages
Demonstration

Open studios: Bridget Harvey - fashioned from nature

Meet the V&A’s resident designer Bridget Harvey and learn more about her practice and views on clothing as political choice and empowerment.

Age 12+
Talk

A feast for the eyes

V&A curator of prints Zorian Clayton presents highlights from the V&A’s collection of 19th and 20th century food advertising posters and ephemera.

Adults
Exhibition

V&A Friday Late: Food for Thought

Head to the V&A for their food-themed Late with live performance, film, installation and debates as well as DJs.

Family
Demonstration

Meet the designers! Matteo Menapace

Families will have a chance to meet designer Matteo Menapace working at the V&A, visit his studio and find out about his work.

Family
Demonstration

Meet the designers! Bridget Harvey

Families will have a chance to meet maker and activist Bridget Harvey working at the V&A, visit her studio and find out about her work.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Museum of food

Join artists, designers and scientists from V&A, Imperial College, Royal College of Art, Design Museum and Institut Francais as they delve in to the future of food, what it means to us and how we eat.

Family
Performance

V&A Families: The Fruit and Veg Olympics

Roll up! Roll up! For the annual fruit and veg Olympics with Wonky Table Theatre Company

Family
Workshop

V&A Families: The Imagination Station

Contribute to a collaborative magazine made by art collective Fallen Fruit, using collage making and storytelling. Everyone is welcome!

Family
Zone

Curiosity zone

Join us for family activities in the Curiosity Zone. From demos and experiments to creative workshops and performances, there’s something for all the family.

Age 12+
Tour

Drone flight arena tour

Explore the newest research activities, technological innovations and applications of the next generation of aerial robots.

All Ages
Tour

At the Design Museum: Free building tour

Discover the fascinating history of the Design Museum’s building in this free 20-minute tour.

Adults
Talk

Mars: Should we stay or should we go?

Join Design Museum Chief Curator, Justin McGuirk, and Earth and Planetary Scientist Professor Sanjeev Gupta for a discussion about starting life on another planet.

Family
Performance

The Space Shed (How to save the planet)

The Space Shed is the Unlimited Space Agency's uniquely spectacular mobile HQ – bringing inspirational stories about space and science to festivals and venues across the UK and beyond.

Family
Workshop

Houston we have a problem

Science reality meets design fiction in this set design workshop, which will reimagine the Apollo 11 moon landing (1969), revolving around three key stages of the mission.

Age 12+
Tour

V&A female voices tour

Join our guides in these special tours and explore the V&A's outstanding collection to uncover the contribution of women to art and design.

Age 12+
Tour

V&A LGBTQ+ tour

Join this V&A Volunteer Guide led tour which explores gender and sexual identities through a selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer related objects in the V&A's rich collections.

Age 12+
Tour

Designing the V&A tour

Trace the history of the V&A through the visionary architects, designers, artists and museum directors who have created one of the best loved museum buildings in the world.

Age 12+
Workshop

Autonomous vehicle challenge

Using Lego Mindstorms and iPads, build and programme a vehicle to navigate around a cityscape without any human interaction.

Family
Workshop

Hands-on nature with the Royal Parks

Take a closer look at the incredible natural environments of London’s royal parks and hop aboard our fantastic Bugmobile to unearth the parks’ smallest inhabitants.

Family
Exhibition

Discover the Royal Parks

Uncover the diverse nature and heritage of the royal parks and Hyde Park's role in shaping this incredible part of London.

Family
Workshop

Serpentine Gallery's big family weekend

The Serpentine presents a weekend of artist-led activities for children and families exploring the power and potential of language, voice, poetry and print.

All Ages
Exhibition

North Kensington: A world in itself

An exhibition from North Kensington Youth Forum featuring a series of globes they have made representing their local area and short film showing the neighbourhood from their perspective.

Family
Demonstration

Try on a spacesuit!

Ever wondered what it's like to be an astronaut? Join the Science Museum and take one small step for man and one giant leap for you and try on one of our replica ESA Sokol Suits!

Family
Zone

Space zone

Join us in the Space Zone where we’ll have real life Astrophysicists, a chance to make your very own moon magnet and the story of a mouse who wants to make it to the moon!

Adults
Performance

Free Friday music

Join us at the Science Museum for an evening of live Jazz in the Exploring Space gallery, brought to you by the Royal Albert Hall.

Adults
Film screening

8 days: To the Moon and back + Q&A

Join us for a preview screening of a BBC Two docu-drama to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, followed by a Q&A of lunar experts and key figures involved in the making of '8 Days'.

Family
Workshop

Space case

Join the Science museum and get hands on with our 'Space Case', a specially designed resource box from STEM Ambassadors. Find out what materials go into making a spacecraft!

Family
Performance

Out of this world

Join us for a journey into space in this action-packed show. Together we will discover what it takes to become an astronaut, launch a rocket, explore the Solar System and look for alien life.

Family
Workshop

Moon mission magnets

Make your own tactile map of the moon, create curious craters and find out about the incredible story of the Apollo 11 mission.

Adults
Performance

(de)figured 2019

Created by choreographer Angela Woodhouse and sculptor Nathaniel Rackowe, (de)figured 2019 is a series of live action drawings by dancers in and around the spaces of Dora House.

Family
Workshop

Architectural discovery with the RIBA

Join the V&A and the RIBA for a day of creative 2D and 3D drawing activities exploring the cities of the future.

All Ages
Exhibition

Earth photo 2019 exhibition

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity.

Age 12+
Talk

Wonder, passion & terror: what music tells us about our brain

Join Lord Robert Winston in a lively conversation with Stephen Johns, Artistic Director at the Royal College of Music, about the meeting of their two disciplines, science and music.

All Ages
Performance

Amersham brass band

Amersham Band is a brass band dating back to 1843. Champions of grass roots and community music making, the band will march and perform a mixture of traditional and contemporary band pieces to enjoy.

Family
Workshop

Brass explosion ‘have a go’ brass instrumental workshops

'Have a go' brass instrument workshops for all ages. Get on up and become a member of the James Brown horn section! Learn how to play these majestic instruments and some funky dance moves!

All Ages
Exhibition

Wild Kensington: Exploring wildlife through art

An exhibition of community artwork inspired by local and global wildlife, produced from a series of workshops facilitated by the Royal College of Art and Natural History Museum.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Royal College of Art graduate show

See ground-breaking new inventions and inspirational artwork at the Royal College of Art’s Annual Show. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and designers of the future, as well as see their creations.

Family
Performance

Peter & the Wolf Live

Learn more about the wonderful world of orchestral music at this screening of the timeless Oscar®-winning animation, performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

All Ages
Performance

Albert's band

Join the Royal Albert Hall’s very own Albert’s Band as they parade through Exhibition Road – spreading New Orleans street party vibes as they go!

All Ages
Performance

Live music brunch

Treat yourself to a relaxing weekend catching up with friends or family at the Royal Albert Hall’s delicious Live Music Brunch, taking place in the V&A for the first time.

Performance
All Ages

The Royal Albert Hall presents Electric Jalaba

Electric Jalaba are the sound of Moroccan gnawa rhythms meeting with some of London’s heaviest beats.

Performance
All Ages

The Royal Albert Hall presents Where Pathways Meet x The Levitation Orchestra

Head to the Expression Stage for glorious melodies, set against deep grooves, surrounded by sumptuous soundscapes.

Performance
All Ages

The Royal Albert Hall presents Tomorrow's Warriors' Female Frontline

Join Tomorrow’s Warriors’ Female Frontline for an inspiring performance from the future leaders of jazz.

All Ages
Performance

Afternoon tea with live music

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea at the Royal Albert Hall's much-loved Afternoon Tea with Live Music series, hosted for the first time in the surroundings of the V&A’s Gamble Room.

Adults
Performance

The Planets: An HD odyssey

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for The Planets: An HD Odyssey and gaze in wonder as breath-taking NASA images and footage are projected onto a giant screen, complementing Holst’s awe-inspiring suite, The Planets and other space-themed music.

Adults
Talk

Robert Thomas: Music in the age of AI, the web and biometrics

Algorithmic composer Robert Thomas joins 6 Music DJ Nemone Mataxas to talk about the future of music. In a world where AI, VR, AR, the web and biometric data open up a whole world of possibilities, what lies ahead for music?

Family
Workshop

Investigate

Spark your curiosity in the natural world at our free hands-on science centre, Investigate.

Family
Talk

Nature live

See Natural History Museum scientists take to the stage for Nature Live – an exciting live event where you’ll hear stories and gain an insight into the natural world.

Family
Workshop

BioBlitz

Come and help wildlife experts carry out a real scientific survey known as a BioBlitz.

Family
Demonstration

Butterflies and moths

Find out which butterflies and moths are found in South Kensington with experts from the Natural History Museum.

Family
Exhibition

Specimen handling

Get up close and personal with some fascinating special objects from the Natural History Museum’s collection.

Family
Workshop

Stego-jigsaw-rus

Have a go at piecing together a 3D jigsaw Stegosaurus!

Family
Exhibition

Volcanoes and earthquakes

Learn about volcanoes and earthquakes with Volcanologist Dr Chiara Maria Petrone and have a go at measuring an earthquake!

Adults
Tour

Curator exchange

See the Natural History Museum's collection in a new light on a guided tour with curators from the Royal Society of Sculptors and the V&A.

All Ages
Exhibition

Mountaineer prototype by James Capper

Kensington+Chelsea Art Weekend presents British artist James Capper's mobile sculpture. Prepared to be wowed as it walks along Exhibition Road.

All Ages
Tour

Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend hop on/hop off bus

Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend Hop On/Hop Off Bus will run a free daily service connecting every corner of the borough and beyond.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Black holes and the science of Stephen Hawking

Ever wondered what it would look like to fall into a Black Hole? Are black holes really black? Visit us in the Space Zone - and prepare to have your mind blown.

All Ages
Exhibition

EnVision; Europe’s next mission to Venus

Find us in the Space Zone to explore our family-friendly interactive look at Venus! Speak to real scientists, see spacecraft parts and find out about Venus up close and personal.

All Ages
Zone

Design Zone

Head to the Design Zone to see everything from robots and 4D printing through to conscious fashion and behaviour changing rituals.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Young makers showcase

Come and see some of the prototypes from Imperial’s Maker Challenge Programme and speak to the young people involved in creating these innovative projects.

All Ages
Workshop

Dance dance snakeolution

Get up on our dance mat that allows you to play snake – retro gaming at its best!

All Ages
Workshop

Imperial College optical society

Get interactive with Imperial’s Optical Society – get stuck in to creating your own light display and see live bacteria through microscopes.

Age 12+
Workshop

iCell casino

How can emojis help us communicate science? Explore the power of signs and symbols in science communications.

Age 12+
Workshop

Can of worms

We invite you to ‘open the can of worms’ in our interactive space on healthcare data sharing.

Age 12+
Zone

Envision zone

Build, discuss and think about your first steps into enterprise and entrepreneurship in the Envision Zone!

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a spoken-word scientist

Hear from a PhD student who is researching energy efficiency as a tool to combat climate change, and also writes poetry!

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of an astrophysicist

Hear from an astrophysicist who is using radio telescopes to search for the very first stars to exist in our universe, from 13 billion years ago.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a biological chemist

See how a Biological Chemist looks at many traditional disciplines and therefore wears many scientific ‘hats’.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a cell biologist

Being a research scientist is more than just wearing a lab coat. Find out how this researcher's day can link to not only biology, but art and new languages for science communication!

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a metal chemist

Hear from a scientist who studies tiny amounts of metal and find out what it can tell us about our body and the food we eat.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a roboticist

A Roboticist’s day can consist of many exciting things – from getting small drones to fly on their own to developing software that allows mobile robots to find their way through unknown environments.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a professor of bouncy bioglass

Find out what a day working with Bouncy Bioglass looks like.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of two chemical engineers

Find out about PhD students in Imperial’s Chemical Engineering department and their days working on the PRONTO project.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of an insect mechanic

Hear from an insect mechanic who investigates leaf-cutter ants as they are the prime consumer of plants in South America.

Age 12+
Talk

Day in the life of a space miner

Hear from a space miner who is working towards making oxygen production on the moon a reality and using the technology to transform the mining industry on Earth.

All Ages
Zone

Body and mind zone

Join medical scientists, bio-engineers and hospital staff for an exploration of the inner working of our bodies and mind, as well as ground-breaking new approaches to treatments and patient care.

Age 12+
Zone

Infection zone

Take a journey with us to discover the world of bugs. Expect an interactive zone filled with games, displays, exhibits and experiments to teach you all about the bugs that we live with every day!

All Ages
Performance

String ensemble

Imperial College String Ensemble students and alumni present popular string music ranging from classical to contemporary. Join us to hear pieces such as Pachelbel’s Canon and My Favourite Things from the award-winning musical The Sound of Music!

All Ages
Performance

Big band

Come and hear some top-notch jazz from the official big band of Imperial College London.

All Ages
Performance

Musical theatre

Join Imperial’s Musical Theatre Society for a fantastic selection of songs that are guaranteed to be all singing all dancing!

Performance
All Ages

Magic with Alex

Prepared to be wowed by Alex the magician, who has performed all over the world and for Cirque du Soleil.

All Ages
Performance

Gospel choir

Hear Imperial’s student-run gospel choir perform a range of songs from traditional to contemporary.

All Ages
Performance

Taekwondo

Head to the Performance tent for a Taekwondo display with a kick to it!

All Ages
Performance

Sinfonietta

Enjoy beautiful songs by Brahms from Imperial’s Sinfonietta and bassist Jonathan Hedley.

All Ages
Tour

Carbon capture plant tour

Join Imperial’s Carbon Capture Plant Tour to find out more about how carbon dioxide can be captured and stored.

Age 12+
Tour

Flight simulator tour

Take a look at Imperial’s full motion simulator – and learn how aircraft fly!

Age 12+
Tour

Energy Futures Lab tour

Discover the future of energy with our tour of Imperial's Energy Futures Lab.

Age 12+
Tour

Wind tunnel tour

Join Imperial researchers to find out how aerial and road vehicles are designed and tested in our state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

All Ages
Tour

Hamlyn centre for robotic surgery tour

Join our tour to discover the work in the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery.

All Ages
Demonstration

Living off the land: How and why we must mine the Moon

Join us for interactive demos about mining the moon, including a race to collect ‘Moon Ore’ using a VR headset!

All Ages
Performance

Kung fu society

An energetic demonstration of forms, breaking and weapons from Imperial's Kung fu society!

All Ages
Performance

George Chen: singer and pianist

George Chen will be treating us to his soulful take on singing and piano.

All Ages
Performance

Dance company

Join us for short performances by Imperial Dance Company which incorporate ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance styles.

All Ages
Performance

Performance tent

A fantastic showcase of Imperial College London's student societies, from martial arts to music - there's something for everyone!

Age 12+
Workshop

Aero zone

The Aero Zone showcases the most exciting research in all aspects of aerospace at Imperial, including wind tunnels, high speed cameras, plasma thrusters, future spacecraft and more.

All Ages
Performance

Brass revolution!

Think you know brass music? Think again. Experience the innovation, playfulness and spirit of brass from original Victorian instruments to today's big brass funk sound.

All Ages
Exhibition

Victorian love letters

German – the language of love! Learn more about the relationship between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert expressed through their letters, full of admiration and love, and why they wrote in German in this exhibition at the Goethe-Institut’s library.

All Ages
Tour

Open days at the Goethe-Institut

Get to know the Goethe-Institut London, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. Join us for a weekend of fun, culture, language and a lot of surprises!

Age 12+
Workshop

Netagents: Find the hacker

Find the anonymous hacker! This game, inspired by escape rooms, will encourage you to use your German while boosting your detective and teamwork skills.

Workshop
Adults

Online German taster sessions

Guten Tag, Goethe-Institut London! If you’ve ever wanted to learn German, our online courses might be for you. Join us for a taster session and find out what our online learning courses are all about.

Adults
Workshop

German taster sessions

Willkommen am Goethe-Institut London! Learn your first German sentences in 25 minutes and see how easy and fun a new language can be.

Age 12+
Talk

The invention of nature

More than 200 years ago, the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt shaped our understanding of nature forever. Author Andrea Wulf brings this often forgotten hero of science back to life.

All Ages
Demonstration

Martian meals

To celebrate the Design Museum’s forthcoming ‘Moving to Mars’ exhibition, join a Mars future food two-day workshop hosted by the Design Museum’s network of innovative designers.

Adults
Performance

Festal choral matins

Join us at Holy Trinity Church for a service of festal choral matins, including music composed by Prince Albert.

Adults
Talk

The journey of Prince Albert

A talk about Albert's ancestral home, the Friedenstein Palace in Gotha, with a focus on portraiture and family history.

All Ages
Exhibition

German National Tourist Office Experience

The German National Tourist Office presents Germany 200 years after Albert’s birthday showcasing innovation in art and science,

All Ages
Zone

Robot zone

Join researchers and students to see the innovative robotic solutions they’re working on to improve our homes, healthcare and cities! Explore everything from drones to robot butlers and get the chance to wear an exoskeleton.