What will students see and do?

Education groups of all interests and sizes are welcome at the Science Museum in London, from schools, colleges, nurseries and other formal education groups to home educators and informal learning providers.   

Students can get hands on with interactive galleries, take part in a fun school session with expert science Explainers, watch a thrilling 3D IMAX film and more. Plus, organizers can design their day and book easily with the Science Museum Learning online booking portal.

Students can now step into the fascinating world of STEM careers for a peek behind the scenes in brand new interactive gallery, Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery. They can experience what it’s like to create visual effects on a blockbuster film set, analyse blood samples in a medical laboratory, operate a robot in a manufacturer’s workshop, fix a fault atop a wind turbine and much more. (Recommended for KS3 and upwards/ages 11+.)

School groups can also book onto a FREE Meet an Employee workshop run by a technician, where they will get to meet a technician and experience what it’s like to do their job, with an activity and Q&A session. 

Discover more on the Science Museum Learning website.

Teaching resources provided

The museum has a selection of free, educational trails and activity sheets that you can download from its resources website. Use the filters to select by age and topic to find resources that best fit with the learning outcomes for your trip.

You can also find great classroom activities to use before and after your visit.

Minimum and maximum group size

Capacity can vary for different activities and events. Please see the museum learning website for more details.

For safeguarding, and to ensure health and safety in the museum, the adult-to-child ratio policy for groups is as follows:

Ages 5 and under – 1:4

Ages 5 to 11 – 1:8

Ages 11 to 16 – 1:10

Ages 16 to 18 – 1:30

Over 18s – one responsible adult per group.

Please ensure you have enough accompanying adults before you request your visit. They must be aged 19 or over. Children arriving without accompanying adults may not be allowed into the museum.

Details of risk assessment

Groups will need to carry out their own risk assessment.

The website provides health and safety information and hazard identification sheet  to help.

The Science Museum insurance confirmation letter provides details about its public liability insurance.


Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment

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Facilities on-site

Information about the facilities at the Science Museum can be found here.

Opening times

10:00 – 18:00



Entry to the museum – including object galleries – is free, but charges apply for some activities. Please check the individual web pages on the Science Museum Learning website for details.

Travel arrangements

On weekdays during term time you’ll enter via the Group Entrance on Imperial College Road.

At weekends and during school holidays use the Main Entrance on Exhibition Road.

Information about travelling to the Science Museum can be found here.


Exhibition Road
South Kensington

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