“Robots” at Science Museum

Opening in February 2017, the next blockbuster Science Museum exhibition will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human. Set in five different periods and places, the exhibition features a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots […]

A Review of the Science Museum’s New Winton Gallery

Our Pictures Editor, Natasha Gertler, takes a look at the Science Museum’s new Winton Gallery, which brings 400 years of mathematical history to life.

The Statoil Gallery: Wonderlab

As a scientist, I’m used to hearing that science museums are boring, weird or just for kids. And in fact, when I arrived at the Science Museum, I found myself to be the only one there without children. I crossed a mist of primary colours and mirrored walls and entered the Statoil Gallery, the home […]

Beyond the Lab: DIY Science Revolution

Beyond the Lab Get: The DIY Science Revolution is one of the Science Museum’s latest temporary exhibitions. The gallery tells the stories of modern day pioneers who are challenging what it means to be a scientist from creating a portable lab to measuring Hackney’s air pollution or searching for new antibiotics in Amsterdam. A series of […]

Lab in a Box: The DIY Science Revolution

Beyond the Lab Get: The DIY Science Revolution is one of the Science Museum’s latest temporary exhibitions. The gallery tells the stories of modern day pioneers who are challenging what it means to be a scientist from creating a portable lab to measuring Hackney’s air pollution or searching for new antibiotics in Amsterdam. Lab in a […]

Science Museum Lates

Join us at next month’s Lates as we unlock the next level of the gaming world. Find out the answers to questions such as ‘What makes gaming one of the fastest-growing markets on the planet?’, ‘How have technological advances in games consoles contributed to the real world?’, and ‘Could computer games be the key to battling addictions?’. Get creative in hands-on […]

Science Museum Lates: Leonardo Da Lates

You know Leonardo the artist from paintings including The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, but tonight we celebrate Leonardo da Vinci, the insatiably curious engineer. Join us as we explore his technological drawings and visions for the future. Try your hand at sculpting, building, mask-making, origami and Renaissance-period dancing. I, Science will once again be […]

Frankenstein: From Literature to Myth to Bogeyman of Science

‘Frankenstein’ was conceived in June 1816 by the 18-year old Mary Godwin (later Shelley) during a late-night ghost story session at Lake Geneva. It has since become the creation myth for modern times – and an embodiment of society’s anxieties about new science. This illustrated lecture from Sir Christopher Frayling explores the birth of ‘Frankenstein’, […]

Science Museum Lates: Lost in Thought

At April’s medical-themed Lates we will delve in to dementia and neuroscience with UCL and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Meet scientists from the Brain Bank where they do research on the brain post-mortem, try an arcade–style video game to destroy a culprit protein in  Alzheimer’s and hear about the effects of boxing on the brain. You’ll also […]

Science Museum Lates: Sexuality

It’s that time of the month again and this time, it’s all about sex (baby)! Come and join the Science Museum in discovering why we fancy the people we do,  whether humans can be monogamous and how good you really are at drawing penises. What’s more this month I, Science are going to be there asking Whose Penis is it Anyway? Visit […]

Science Museum Lates: Cosmonauts

It’s that time of the month again! Join the Science Museum in celebrating the innovation and legacy of the Russian space programme. Check out the museum’s resident comedy team, Punk Science. They’ve teamed up with some of the funniest and most interesting people around to entertain and probably educate you with demonstrations of scientific concepts, curious theories and […]

Human spaceflight: Is it worth the money and risk?

As the Science Museum celebrates the birth of the Space Age with its landmark Cosmonauts exhibition, Roger Highfield hosts a discussion with the UK’s first astronaut Helen Sharman, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, space scientist Monica Grady and The Sky at Night’s Chris Lintott. Does the low cost and practicality of robotic probes now outweigh the inspirational […]

The Future of Flight

As the Science Museum prepares for their next major exhibition, focusing on the unique mechanical designs of Leonardo Da Vinci – one of history’s greatest curious minds – this event asks what the future of flight could look like. This one-off panel event takes Leonardo’s innovative and skilled approach to the design of flying machines, based on his observations of […]

The Web Lab

Tucked away downstairs in the Science Museum, Chrome Web Lab, an interactive series of exhibits by Google, is a hands-on exposition of the inner workings of the Internet, consisting of five interactive experiments that focus on different aspects of the World Wide Web. Upon arrival, visitors are presented with a personal Lab Tag, while the […]

Pain Less: the future of relief

We have all suffered the unpleasant sensation of pain, whether it’s caused by the intense throbbing of a stubbed toe or through deep emotional anguish. During years training as an elite artistic gymnast, I’ve experienced my fair share – after one awkward vault-landing my joints twanged and my back wailed. For seasons, I battled with […]