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Explore a world of STEM careers at the Science Museum’s Technicians gallery

A visit to Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery supports productive careers conversations with young people…

Recreating the workplaces of technicians across the health science, creative arts, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors, the Technicians gallery at the Science Museum in London enables pupils to get hands-on with interactive exhibits that simulate job-related tasks.

They’ll experience what it’s like to be a lighting technician on the Marvel Studios Black Panther filmset, how to solve problems faced by wind turbine technicians, and how to make lifesaving medicine as an NHS pharmacy technician.

The gallery is aligned with science, design, technology, art and computer science curriculums and supports productive career conversations spanning a range of sectors.

School groups can book onto the free Meet an Employee workshop, where pupils will meet a technician and learn about their job through a hands-on activity or Q&A session. This workshop would support you in meeting Gatsby’s Good Career Guidance benchmarks by providing opportunities to experience workplace environments.

Learning journeys

In this free careers gallery, your class will explore the life and work of technicians and get hands-on with interactive exhibits that simulate technical, job-related tasks.

They’ll experience what it’s like to create visual effects on a blockbuster filmset, analyse blood samples in a medical laboratory, operate a robot in a manufacturer’s workshop and much more.

Meet an Employee workshop

School groups can book onto the free workshop for KS3 and KS4, held in the Technicians gallery.

Pupils will have the chance to meet technicians and find out what it’s like to do their job through hands-on activities and Q&A sessions. Meeting the technicians will help your pupils see that they can use their existing skills to be problem solvers and to make a difference in their career.

“Pupils will have the chance to meet technicians and find out what it’s like to do their job through hands-on activities and Q&A sessions.”

Careers trail around the museum

The Science Museum has created a fun, careers-themed activity trail to help lead your pupils around the museum.

They will explore Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, and Making the Modern World, finding out how real-life technicians helped design and build these objects. The trail shows how technicians have helped to build the world around us.

Experience the Technicians gallery this term and reserve your place on the Meet an Employee workshop for a unique careers experience for your group.

Curriculum links
  • STEM
    This STEM careers gallery showcases a range of scientific career pathways. Visiting students are encouraged to think scientifically and methodically through interactive exhibits.
  • Careers
    In the Meet an Employee workshop, students will meet technicians from the Science Museum’s partner organisations and have the chance to ask questions about their roles.
  • Art and Design
    The gallery showcases a number of art and design career pathways and encourages pupils to explore ideas, analyse their methods and evaluate outcomes.

To find out more, call 03300 580 058, email info@sciencemuseumgroup.ac.uk or visit sciencemuseum.org.uk.

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