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London Science Museum. By Lindsey Corey. Image courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/londonmatt/2063159000/ science-museum-1.jpg. What is it?. The London Science Museum is a place where individuals (young and old) can go to learn about science using all of their senses.

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london science museum

London Science Museum

By Lindsey Corey

Image courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/londonmatt/2063159000/ science-museum-1.jpg

what is it
What is it?

The London Science Museum is a place where individuals (young and old) can go to learn about science using all of their senses.

  • Hearing – Girls/Guys can listen to what they would sound like as a guy/girl in the Who Am I exhibit or go to the Universe of Sound: The Planets, special exhibit.
  • Sight – Also, in the Who am I exhibit digitally see what you look like at an older age.
  • Touch – Go to The Garden, Pattern Pod, or Who Am I exhibits for a hands on experiences.
  • Smell & Taste – The museum offers 1 restaurant (Deep Blue) and 2 cafes (Energy Café and d.cafe).
where is it
Where is it?
  • The Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London, City of London, Greater London SW7 2DD, United Kingdom
  • South Kensington
  • Find more directions at:

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/gettinghere.aspx

  • Map courtesy of: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=Science+Museum&ie=UTF8&hq=Science+Museum,&hnear=Exhibition+Rd,+London,+UK&cid=11192809544125421680&z=15&iwloc=A
what you can find there
What you can find there!

The galleries and exhibits are broken down into specific topics but the material in each provide a broad spectrum to learn from. This is a list of some of the current galleries and exhibits:

  • Atmosphere gallery
  • Agriculture
  • Challenge of Materials
  • Computing
  • Docks and Diving
  • Energy Hall
  • ERNIE
  • Glimpses of Medical History
  • Health Matters
  • Making the Modern World
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology: Mind Your Head
  • The Secret Life of the Home
  • Ships
  • Flight
  • Exploring Space
  • Telecommunications
  • Measuring Time
  • Veterinary History
  • Who Am I?
  • Signs, Symbols, Secrets: an illustrated guide to alchemy
  • The Science and Art of Medicine
  • Science in the 18th Century
what you can find there1
What you can find there!
  • During CMU’s trip to the London Science Museum on Wednesday, June 13th you can check out:
    • Launchpad Science Shows - 14:00, 15:00, and 16:00 (20 min., free)
    • What Makes Your Walk Unique - 10:00 (15 min., free)
    • IMAX Cinema (all 3D shows £10.00 )
      • Deep Sea 3D - 13:30 (40 min.)
      • Hubble 3D - 14:45 (50 min.)
      • The Human Body 2D - 10:40 (45min., £8.00)
      • Space Station 3D - 12:15 (45 min.)
    • Special Exhibits all of these are free and approximate times to see exhibit are listed)
      • Ariel 1 (15 min.)
      • Cosmos & Culture: how astronomy has shaped our world (45 min.)
      • Intersections: Henry Moore and Stringed Surfaces (15 min.)
      • Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music (15 min.)
      • Signs, Symbols, Secrets: an illustrated guide to alchemy (15 min.)
      • Ten Climate Stories (45 min.)
      • Universe of Sound: The Planets (30 min.)
      • Water Wars from Antenna (15 min.)
history
History
  • The Great Exhibition of 1851 had financial success that provided funding for a science museum as well an art and history museum. The Science Museum has evolved over the last 150+ years with name changes, location and the diversity of exhibits. A place to look at the history of science in hopes of educating minds to shape and change the future.
find out more information at
Find out more information at…
  • Check out your guide (Frommer’s London 2012)

References the Science Museum in multiple places – make sure you catch that it is FREE, easy access, and a fun learning experience.

The Best of London

The best Activities for Families (pg. 8)

The best Free & Dirt Cheap London (pg. 9)

London in Depth

The Making of London (pg. 32)

Exploring London

Southwest London (pg. 130)

Shopping

Shopping-West London (pg. 273)

Shopping A to Z (pg. 283)

    • The Web offers multiple sites:
      • http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Museum_(London)
      • http://www.londontoolkit.com/whattodo/southkensingtonmuseums.htm
      • http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/52747-science-museum
references
References
    • Pg. 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/londonmatt/2063159000/ science-museum-1.jpg, 5/11/12, Creative Commons atrobution License
  • http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Museum_(London)
  • http://www.londontoolkit.com/whattodo/southkensingtonmuseums.htm
  • http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/52747-science-museum
  • The Science museum [sciencemuseum]. (2011, December 7).Hidden Heroes - Discover the Genius of Everyday Things[videofile]. Retrived from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZgpoRFgJ4I&feature=plcp
references1
References

Science Museum, London. (n.d.). Retrieved from London Science Museum website: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

Science Museum (London) [Fact sheet]. (n.d.). Retrieved May 14, 2012, from Wikipeda database.

South Kensington Museums [overview of locations]. (n.d.). Retrieved May 10, 2012, from The Londons tool kit: the independent travallers guide to London website: http://www.londontoolkit.com/ whattodo/southkensingtonmuseums.htm

Science Museum [brief overview]. (n.d.). Retrieved May 10, 2012, from London and Partners website: http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/52747-science-museum