What's On

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.

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+
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.

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.

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+
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
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.

Family
Workshop

Investigate

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

Family
Workshop

BioBlitz

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

Family
Exhibition

Specimen handling

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

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
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

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.

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
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!

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
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.