SIGNtific at Science Museum

SIGNtific at Science Museum SIGNtific is our programme of inclusive events for families with members who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing or who use cochlear implants. Our presenters use BSL and are accompanied by voiceover interpreters and live subtitles
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Here at the museum, we run SIGNtific which are free Deaf led family science shows. These are presented in BSL with voice over interpretation which makes them accessible for both deaf and hearing audiences. We have shows with bubbles and explosions, stories about far off places and brave pioneers and fun interactive workshops. These all take place in the museum on the first Saturday of the month and during school holidays We also have, on the last Wednesday of the month, Science Museum Lates which is an adult only evening. At this event we also run Deaf-led tours for adults!

This month at the Science Museum Lates 25 April 2018:TOUR OF SUPERBUGS19.00–19.30 Tomorrow's World Gallery, Level 0Antib...
19/04/2018
Adult BSL events at Lates | Science Museum

This month at the Science Museum Lates 25 April 2018:

TOUR OF SUPERBUGS
19.00–19.30
Tomorrow's World Gallery, Level 0

Antibiotics have helped us to fight diseases that were once untreatable. But bacteria have fought back, evolving into superbugs resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics. Join Deepa Shastri on a tour of this new exhibition and find out how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance.

Spaces are limited so are prioritised for BSL speakers and visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing. Presented in BSL with English voice over from Jo Ross.

To book please go to our website

BEDTIME STORIES: INFECTIOUS FUTURES
25 April 2018, 20.15–20.45
Basement Gallery, Level -1

Infectious Futures features six stories set in the near-future where the battle against antibiotic resistance has not been won, and resistant infections are far too normal. These stories explore the possible effects on what could be our future. Expect stories of survival, hope and nightmares.

140 spaces are available and there is no need to book. Presented in English and interpreted into BSL by Jo Ross.
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/adult-bsl-events-lates

Join us for BSL-interpreted talks and activities as part of Science Museum Lates.

Events for adults this month at the Science Museum Lates are Frankenstein themed!28 March 2018Cabinet of Curiosities in ...
22/03/2018
Adult BSL events at Lates | Science Museum

Events for adults this month at the Science Museum Lates are Frankenstein themed!

28 March 2018
Cabinet of Curiosities in BSL
Information Age gallery
19.00—19.30

Join John Wilson to find out more about the story of Frankenstein. This event is a chance to get up close to objects not normally on display in the museum

Spaces are limited so are prioritised for BSL speakers and visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing - presented in BSL with English voice over from Bev Wilson.

email [email protected] to book

How Did Frankenstein Create his Monster?
Lecture Theatre
20.15—20.45

Ever wondered how Doctor Frankenstein created his famous ‘monster’? Mortician and Pathology Museum Curator Carla Valentine is bringing anatomical specimens from Barts Pathology Museum to show you what the 'monster' might have looked like.

Presented in English and interpreted into BSL by Bev Wilson.
140 spaces are available and there is no need to book.

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/adult-bsl-events-lates

Join us for BSL-interpreted talks and activities as part of Science Museum Lates.

Join us for a sport and well-being themed Lates this FebruaryLates Events: 28.02.2018:Tour of Illuminating India: Photog...
15/02/2018
Adult BSL events at Lates | Science Museum

Join us for a sport and well-being themed Lates this February

Lates Events: 28.02.2018:

Tour of Illuminating India: Photography 1857-2017
19.00 - 19.30
Media Space, Level 2

Join Deepa Shastri and let us show you the history of photography in India. Discover overlooked Indian photographers, and how photographs became a way for Indians themselves to express their unique experiences of the country.

Tickets are limited so are prioritised for BSL speakers and visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing - presented in BSL with English voice over from Ali Pottinger. To book please email us at [email protected]

Deaf Sport
Drop in between 18.45 - 21.30
Making the modern world, Level 0

Come and meet the president of England Deaf Rugby Union, Marcel Hirshman, for a discussion all about d/Deaf sport. Find out about the Deaflympics, how d/Deaf sports people can easily miss out on joining clubs, and how a rugby match actually works!No need to book, presented in BSL and interpreted into English

parkrun: not about the running
20.15 - 20.45
Basement Studio, Level -1

In 2004, Paul Sinton-Hewitt was an injured runner looking for a way to get his friends together. He set up a free 5 km event in a London park and invited 13 of them for a run and a coffee. Since then, 2.7 million people around the world have accepted his invitation.
No need to book, places limited to 140 visitors - presented in English, interpreted into BSL by Ali Pottinger.

Join us for BSL-interpreted talks and activities as part of Science Museum Lates.

SIGNtific at Science Museum
13/02/2018

SIGNtific at Science Museum

Free Food and Drink Lates BSL events on Wednesday 31st Jan19.00 - 19.30  Drinkable DNAMedia Space café, level 2Join John...
17/01/2018
Adult BSL events at Lates | Science Museum

Free Food and Drink Lates BSL events on Wednesday 31st Jan

19.00 - 19.30 Drinkable DNA
Media Space café, level 2

Join John Wilson and mix your own DNA Daiquiri. Extract the DNA of a strawberry with science and then drink it all up with your mouth.
Pre-booked places only, limited to 20 visitors - presented in BSL with English voiceover from Ali Pottinger.
To book please email: [email protected]

20.15 - 20.45 What to Eat to Avoid the Plague
Hans Rausing Lecture Theatre, level 0

Join Marie-Louise Leonard from the University of Glasgow to find out about the plague in Italy hundreds of years ago. Discover what medical advice and regulations about food and drink were used to try and stay healthy.
No need to book, places limited to 140 visitors - presented in English, interpreted by Ali Pottinger.

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/adult-bsl-events-lates

Join us for BSL-interpreted talks and activities as part of Science Museum Lates.

Free India Lates BSL events on Wednesday 29th NovemberBSL Tour of Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovati...
13/11/2017
Adult BSL events at Lates | Science Museum

Free India Lates BSL events on Wednesday 29th November

BSL Tour of Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation
19.00–19.30 Media Space, Level 2
Join John Wilson and let us take you on a journey through the remarkable history of Indian innovation and discovery, which has been influencing and changing people's lives for 5000 Years.

Pre-booked places only, limited to 20 visitors. Presented in BSL with English voice over from Ali Pottinger

India's "Scientific Temper"
20.15–20.45, Hans Rausing Lecture Theatre, Level 0
In the twentieth century science and technology became essential to the country's strategy for growth; through nuclear power, a space programme, and new educational institutes. Science journalist Angela Saini explores this legacy, in conversation with outgoing editor-chief of New Scientist

No need to book, places limited to 140 visitors. Presented in English, interpreted by Ali Pottinger.

India in Space: Moumita Dutta in Conversation
19.30–20.30, IMAX Theatre, Level 0
Joining us in person all the way from Bangalore for a conversation with The Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, Moumita Dutta will be discussing exactly how the ISRO managed to send a probe 33.9 million miles across the solar system to Mars for less than it cost to make the film Gravity, and enlightening us on India’s upcoming lunar mission

Pre-booked places only. This event features live speech-to-text subtitling, provided by Stagetext.
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/adult-bsl-events-lates

Join us for BSL-interpreted talks and activities as part of Science Museum Lates.

16/10/2017
Adult BSL events at Lates | Science Museum

Free Gaming Lates BSL events on Wednesday 25th October

BSL 'Spooky' Tour
19.00–19.30, Various locations on Level 2
Join John Wilson for this frighteningly fun BSL-led Halloween tour, exploring some of the spookiest, most gruesome and downright strange objects objects from the Science Museum collection.

Presented in BSL with English voice-over from Bibi DaLacey-Mould. Booking is required for this event, and places are limited to 20. To book, please email [email protected]

Why Strong Language Helps Kill Pain
20.40–21.05, Basement Studio, Level -1
Learn how we deal with pain, and why video games really do hurt, and why swearing really is good for you.
Presented in English, interpreted by Bibi DaLacey-Mould.
No need to book, but places are limited to 120 visitors.
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/adult-bsl-events-lates

Join us for BSL-interpreted talks and activities as part of Science Museum Lates.

SEXUALITY LATES AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUMWednesday 28 JuneThis month we are collaborating with Pride in London to bring you ...
23/06/2017
Adult BSL events at Lates

SEXUALITY LATES AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM
Wednesday 28 June

This month we are collaborating with Pride in London to bring you an LGBT-inspired evening of excitement.

We have a special BSL-led event, Foods To Get You In The Mood, with Marcel Hirshman, and three other BSL interpreted events including a performance from the London Gay Men’s Chorus.

Click the link for more info and how to book:

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/events_wth_british_sign_language/adult-bsl-events-at-lates

Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month.

SIGNtific Saturday for FamiliesSaturday 1 July 201713.30 Up, Up & Away (ages 7 and under) Second Floor Studio, Level 2 J...
09/06/2017
SIGNtific

SIGNtific Saturday for Families
Saturday 1 July 2017

13.30 Up, Up & Away (ages 7 and under)
Second Floor Studio, Level 2
Join us on this high flying adventure through the clouds in this fun interactive storytelling suitable for under sevens.

15.30 Numberjump (ages 5 and up)
Second Floor Studio, Level 2
From aeroplanes to enigmas, find out how mathematics affects our everyday lives by playing the Science Museum's exciting new board game, Numberjump. Compete against your family and friends in a race to the finish line.

These events are BSL led and voiceover interpreted and are suitable for d/Deaf and hearing families.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/events/events_wth_british_sign_language

These events do not have to be booked, but if you would like more information please contact: [email protected]

Free Robots Lates BSL EventsScience MuseumWednesday 31 May 201719:00 BSL tour of RobotsSpecial Exhibition Gallery 1 , Le...
22/05/2017
Adult BSL events at Lates

Free Robots Lates BSL Events
Science Museum
Wednesday 31 May 2017

19:00 BSL tour of Robots
Special Exhibition Gallery 1 , Level 1
Join Deepa Shastri for a BSL led tour of this incredible journey spanning five centuries, illustrated with robotic artefacts from around the globe.
Places limited to 20 visitors - pre-booked tickets only

Email [email protected] to book Robots tour

20:00 Robot Love: Sex & Relationships with Our Mechanical Playmates?
Basement Studio , Level -1
We all love technology, but in future will we be loving that technology in the same way we love wives, husbands and partners?
No need to book - places limited to 100 visitors - this talk will be BSL interpreted by Bibi DaLacey-Mould

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/events_wth_british_sign_language/adult-bsl-events-at-lates

Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month.

For adults only, on Wednesday 29 March at Lates, Marcel Hirshman will be leading a BSL tour of Journeys Through Medicine...
17/03/2017
Adult BSL events at Lates

For adults only, on Wednesday 29 March at Lates, Marcel Hirshman will be leading a BSL tour of Journeys Through Medicine, exploring a medical history in the tradition of Henry Wellcome.

If you would like to attend, please email [email protected] with your name to be added to the list. You will then be sent further information about the evening. Please note that places are limited and that these events are for visitors aged 18+ only.

BSL Tour of Journeys Through Medicine
Journeys Through Medicine, Floor 2
Wednesday 29 March
19:00–19:30
Explore a collection that reminds us of the tragedies and triumphs of our long search for good health and the ever-changing nature of medicine. Join Marcel Hirshman on a BSL tour of Journeys Through Medicine for a taster of what is to come in our new Medicine Galleries, which open in 2019.
This tour will be in BSL with English voiceover from Stephanie Cobb.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/events_wth_british_sign_language/adult-bsl-events-at-lates

Science Museum Lates are adults–only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month.

Come along to the Science Museum for another free SIGNtific Saturday with Marcel Hirshman and Stephanie Cobb on the 1st ...
17/03/2017
How to make the perfect bubble

Come along to the Science Museum for another free SIGNtific Saturday with Marcel Hirshman and Stephanie Cobb on the 1st of April.

13.30 & 15.30 Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles! for ages 7 and under
Wellcome Wing Basement, Level -1
Our most popular show, this amazing spectacle features bubbles of all sizes going up, down, this way, that way, and all over the place… with a little help from the audience!

You can even become a bubble master at home. Click here for some of our bubble secrets: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/events/science_shows/bubbles_bubbles_bubbles/making_perfect_bubbles

Find out how with our amazing bubble recipe, then discover our top-tips for longer-lasting bubbles and some great bubble tricks.

17/02/2017

Join Deepa Shastri and Bev Wilson for another SIGNtific Saturday for families at the Science Museum on Saturday 4 March!

13.30 Up, Up & Away for ages 7 and under
Second Floor Studio, Level 2
Join us on a high-flying adventure through the clouds at this fun, interactive storytelling session. Hot air balloons, gliders and flying suits will all be explored and brought to life.

15.30 Magic Lanterns for ages 7 and above
Second Floor Studio, Level 2
Come and join our drop-in creative light workshop, where you can build your very own lantern projector and use it to project images from the Science Museum’s collection.

All our Deaf-led events are voiceover interpreted and suitable for Deaf and hearing families.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/events/events_wth_british_sign_language

15/02/2017

Have you been to SIGNtific at the Science Museum before? If so, tell us what you thought!

We are working with Open Inclusion to hold two focus groups at the Science Museum on Saturday, 18th February (10:30am – 1:00pm / 2:00pm – 4:30pm). We are inviting family pairs (1 parent and 1 child) to take part in the focus group.

Are you and your child interested in participating? If so, please send your contact details to Tom Pokinko, Research Director at Open Inclusion: [email protected]

We invite you to share your opinions and insights about what you and your family liked (or disliked) about SIGNtific, and what (if anything) you might like changed to help make SIGNtific even better in the future.

What is a focus group?
A focus group is a friendly gathering of up to 8 (plus moderators) where participants answer questions and provide opinions on a given topic of research. Group interaction is encouraged. BSL interpreters as well as speech-to-text will be provided. We will video and audio record the session (video will only be used by Open Inclusion and the Science Museum, and will not be shared publically).

Join Marcel Hirshman and Ali Pottinger for the first SIGNtific Saturday for Families of the year on Saturday 4 February ...
17/01/2017
SIGNtific

Join Marcel Hirshman and Ali Pottinger for the first SIGNtific Saturday for Families of the year on Saturday 4 February 2017!

13.30 Icy Cool Adventure for ages 7 and under
Second Floor Studio, Floor 2
Explore the wondrous wintry world of Iceland in this fun, interactive storytelling session with erupting volcanoes, giant glaciers and a little bit of imagination.

15.30 SM:Art Mechanics for ages 7 and above
Second Floor Studio, Floor 2
Come along and build your own SM:Art Machine. These little mechanical devices will scribble and wriggle across your paper to create a doodling masterpiece.

All our Deaf-led events are voiceover interpreted and suitable for Deaf and hearing families.
Please note that these events are subject to change.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/events/events_wth_british_sign_language

13.30 Icy Cool Adventure for ages 7 and underSecond Floor Studio, Floor 2 Explore the wondrous wintry world of Iceland in this fun, interactive storytelling session with erupting volcanoes, giant glaciers and a little bit of imagination.

Next Wednesday the 25th January at Science Museum Lates the wonderful John Wilson will be leading a one-off behind the s...
17/01/2017

Next Wednesday the 25th January at Science Museum Lates the wonderful John Wilson will be leading a one-off behind the scenes BSL tour of the newest and most spectacular interactive gallery in the world, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery.

If you would like to attend, please email [email protected] with the names of anyone attending to be added to the list and you will be sent further information about the evening. Please note that places are free of charge but there is limited space and that these events are 18+.

BSL Tour of Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, Floor 3
19:00 (30mins)
Join John Wilson for a behind the scenes BSL tour of Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery. Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this unmissable experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways.
This tour will be in BSL with English voiceover from Ali Pottinger.

Join Marcel Hirshman and Stephanie Cobb this Saturday for the last SIGNtific BSL events of the year!Saturday 3 December ...
28/11/2016
SIGNtific

Join Marcel Hirshman and Stephanie Cobb this Saturday for the last SIGNtific BSL events of the year!

Saturday 3 December 2016
13.30 & 15.30 Festive Physics for ages 7 and over
The Theatre, Floor 0
You’ve heard of the magic of Christmas - now discover the science of Christmas in this interactive science show. Find out how reindeer can fly, why you might not like Brussels sprouts, and what makes crackers crack. All this and so much more, in a funny and exciting Christmas show that will make you go 'Ho, Ho, Ho'!

We'll be taking a break over the holiday period, but save Saturday 4 Feb 2017 in your diaries for the next SIGNtific events!

All our Deaf-led events are voiceover interpreted and suitable for Deaf and hearing families.

Please note that these events are subject to change. Please check our website for the most up to date information.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/events/events_wth_british_sign_language

You've heard of the magic of Christmas - now discover the science of Christmas in this interactive science show. Find out how reindeer can fly, why you might not like Brussels sprouts, and what makes crackers crack. All this and so much more, in a funny, exciting Christmas show that will make you go...

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