National Science and Media Museum School Trips

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The Museum is free to enter and provides stunning opportunities to learn about the science and art of light, sound, photography, film and television. Inspire your class with our exciting interactive science shows and hands –on workshops and gallery talks.

Watch educational films on the brand new IMAX Digital Xenon Theatre System. From Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D to Robots 3D there are a host of films for your class to enjoy in IMAX.

Visits will suit groups from KS1 to Higher Education, and meet curriculum requirements for Science, Design and Technology, ICT, History, English, Art and Design, Media and Film Studies.

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Why are National Science and Media Museum great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

The National Science and Media Museum is free to enter and provides unique opportunities to learn about the science of light and sound.

We offer a range of free hands-on interactive learning sessions led by our team of experienced Explainers; which can be booked as part of your visit. All sessions are designed to be lively, engaging and memorable.

We also offer regular events for teachers to support their work in the classroom.

Activities available during group visits

Key Stage 2 Light: Learn all about light, shadow and reflections and investigate how cameras film in the dark see heat and look inside things in our Light, Cameras, Action! science show. Or watch a live eye dissection and learn all about the different parts of the eye.

Key Stage 2 Sound: Explore and experiment with sound in a hands -on workshop.

Key Stage 3 Light and the Eye: In this practical workshop students will be able to explore UV light and make an UV torch and cyanotype to take back to school. They will also watch an eye dissection and discover how this amazing organ works.

Key Stage 3 Sound workshop Pupils will conduct a number of experiments that explore sound and vibration.

Details of more sessions for all Key Stages are available on our website.

What size groups do you cater for?

All group sizes are welcome

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

Some sessions take place in our classroom, others take place on gallery as appropriate.

Is there first aid on site?

Full first aid facilities on site

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

Full disabled facilities including level access and lifts to all floors, disabled parking and toilets, and wheelchairs for hire.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

Yes we welcome all groups and visitors and our members of staff are experienced in supporting visits from people with a broad spectrum of abilities. Please talk to us about your requirements, we will help however we can.

Group discount for IMAX 3D educational titles

Current School Trip Offer

Discounted tickets £5 per student and £1.50 per teacher and accompanying adults are available to groups of 10 or more on IMAX educational titles. See National Science and Media Museum website for more details. Terms and conditions apply.


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