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Top 5 museums for kids who love Science

30 November 2022

Kids are, by nature, curious. Full of questions about why everything is as it is and how things work. Why not nourish their curious minds with a trip to one of the UK’s wonderful science museums? If you’re looking for somewhere to take your budding scientist on your next day family day out, we’ve put together this article to help you find the best museums for kids who love science:


The Science Museum London

We will start with the UK’s most famous science museum, which can be found in Central London. Inside, you can take a virtual tour of the international space station, learn about our bodies, explore outer space and immerse yourself in the many interactive displays the museum has to offer. The Science Museum also has a permanent kids gallery, Wonderlab, where children can take part in a number of activities and watch shows throughout the day (booking required). Admission to the museum is free, however pre-booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.


We the Curious, Bristol

We the Curious is one of the best interactive science experiences for kids in the UK. The venue provides the opportunity to take part in experiments and explore a number of interactive exhibits, perfect for curious little minds. During your visit, you can mess around with the science of food, make giant bubbles and play around with illusions - and that’s just the beginning. There is also a planetarium with shows throughout the day and a number of other daily activities on offer. We highly recommend this museum to all curious minds.



Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax

Eureka! has been designed specifically for children aged 0-11 to enjoy. Once inside, your children can take a look at a number of interactive, child friendly exhibits. They will be able to look up a huge nose, scan a pregnant woman's tummy and discover how wonderful our bodies are. As you move through the different zones, you will be able to explore the soundspace and learn about the different properties of sound and how it's made. For the littlest scientific explorers, there is also an under 5’s area where budding scientists can turn cranks and stroke coyotes, amongst other things!


The LookOut Discovery Centre, Bracknell Forest

This hands-on science centre is perfect for little hands to explore and learn about science. The Lookout Discovery centre has over 90 activities suitable for children of all ages. Visitors can launch a hot air balloon, sail a boat along the indoor stream and explore the body mirror. There's an insect enclosure, and you can even build a house in the construction zone and climb the scaffolding to tile the roof. There is plenty to do and see at this exciting attraction.


DinosaurLand Fossil Museum

If you have children aspiring to become palaeontologists, then this is the place to come. With over 16,000 fossil specimens on display, you can take a step back 2 million years in time and learn about the time when dinosaurs walked the earth.


Any of the above attractions provide the perfect opportunity for children to explore science and the world we live in. We hope you enjoy your next science themed adventure!

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