National Mario Day
It's-a me, Mario!
Did you know that 10 March is National #MarioDay because when abbreviated to MAR10 it resembles his name?
Explore 8 unusual facts about the infamous moustachioed man.
Happy 83rd Birthday to Valentina Tereshkova! 🚀
Tereshkova became the first woman in space when she was launched on a solo mission on 16 June 1963. She spent almost 3 days orbiting Earth.
Discover her extraordinary life in this blog from the archives: https://bit.ly/2Iq6fdi
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Top Secret closes this weekend! We've been sharing enigmas this week until we close to celebrate this extraordinary exhibition. Reply to the following secret message in code for extra brownie points.
As promised here is day 2 of the Top Secret countdown. Today’s a shift code!
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Reply to this message in code to keep up the mystery!
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Power UP returns!
Our hands-on gaming extravaganza, Power UP, returns to the museum this April!
From Pong to Pacman and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a retro games fan, a serious gamer or just want to beat your family at Mario Kart.
Race over to our website for 20% off selected sessions for a limited time only! http://bit.ly/2S5LPLW
Power UP returns
Power UP returns!👾
Our hands-on gaming extravaganza is back for another year this April 🎮 Get hands-on with five decades of gaming history from Space Invaders to the latest VR.
Race over to our website for 20% off selected sessions for a limited time only! http://bit.ly/2NQLxpY
Sign up to get priority booking for Wonderlab
Immerse your child in a world of wonder this half term.
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Sun dial illustration
At 02.00 this morning, the clocks went back by one hour to mark the end of daylight saving time and the start of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
On our blog from the archives, we we travel back in time to see why daylight saving time was first introduced.
Do you really need to wash your hands?
Today is #GlobalHandwashingDay, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
Get some top hand washing tips from one of our curators in the video below:
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We have just released new tickets for Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery, including annual passes, day and family tickets for October half term, so head over to the website to book for your preferred timeslot!
Immerse your child in a world of wonder this autumn.
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Tim Peake announces the return of Soyuz to the Science Museum
After a record-breaking, 20 month, 8-venue tour seen by over 1.3 million visitors, Tim Peake’s Soyuz capsule, presented by Samsung and the Science Museum Group, has landed permanently in our Exploring Space gallery.
The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module safely carried Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra back from the International Space Station in June 2016. http://bit.ly/2HLIP10
"There's something about playing a game where it shows you another world and takes you to another place and you'll be forever changed because of it"
Radio 1 Gaming Show host, Julia Hardy, tells us about her most memorable video game.
We have added a new Power UP evening session on 16 April due to high demand.
Book now to take part https://bit.ly/2U3UDQo
HM The Queen announces Top Secret Exhibition at the Science Museum
We were honoured to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to the Science Museum today, where The Queen shared a post on Instagram for the first time and announced a new major exhibition, Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security.
Top Secret will explore over a century’s worth of communications intelligence through hand-written documents, declassified files and previously unseen artefacts from GCHQ'S historic collection.
You can also get hands-on in our Puzzle Zone and find out if you have what it takes to become a code breaker.
Book free Top Secret tickets here: http://bit.ly/2TbdmxM
Astronights - a sleepover at the Science Museum
Experience a real night at the museum.
Join us for Astronights, an after-dark exploration of the museum, and get hands-on in our action-packed science shows, workshops, and group activities. After sleeping in one of our iconic galleries, you complete your stay with a delicious breakfast and a breath-taking IMAX 3D film. http://bit.ly/2ScGDHP
Race like Mario!
Tickets to Power UP, our hands-on gaming event happening in April, are now on sale! Make like Mario and race over to our website to enjoy 20% off selected sessions 🚀🎮🚀: http://bit.ly/2Ut7JHo
Fly Zone at the Science Museum
Make the sky your playground. Fly alongside the RAF Red Arrows in stunning 3D or take the controls for yourself in our thrilling 360° flight simulators. http://bit.ly/2DI7lQ1
A century-long murder investigation
Curator of The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution Sasha Smirnova tells the fascinating story of the investigation into the murder of the Romanov family. http://bit.ly/2DxqJPv
The Sun: Living With Our Star - what do the kids think?
Beat the January blues by basking in sunlight at The Sun: Living With Our Star. Through fun hands-on experiences, unique objects, and stunning imagery you will discover the incredible story of our closest star.
Remember, kids go free!
Dream Big: Engineering Our World
Celebrate the #YearofEngineering and head to our IMAX 3D cinema and become part of a movement aimed at inspiring the greatest innovators of our future with this tale of human grit, aspiration, and compassion. http://bit.ly/2RvuNEq
Red Cross Fabergé Eggs
Hear from curator Sasha Smirnova, as she explores the fascinating history of the Red Cross Fabergé egg that is currently on display in our current free exhibition The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution.
Dream Big: Engineering Our World
What does it mean to Dream Big?
Head down to the Science Museum IMAX 3D Theatre and become part of a movement aimed at inspiring the great innovators of our future with this tale of human grit, aspiration, and compassion. http://bit.ly/2OW6Zw5
'I loved it. As soon as I got on, my brain believed the reality I was in.'
Let Tim Peake be your guide for an out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that puts you in the pilot’s seat of a Soyuz capsule.
Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time was introduced during the First World War as an effort to save energy costs and resources by maximising useful daylight hours.
Have you set your clocks back an hour?
Reviews are in for The Sun: Living With Our Star
‘Definitely go see it. It’s amazing.’
Get hands-on in our new blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star this half-term. Featuring spectacular interactive experiences, you can bask in our indoor beach, see the sun rise in different seasons and locations around the world and discover the history of sundials. Kids go free. http://bit.ly/2OHQK5M
2001: A Space Odyssey 15/70mm
'This is a true photochemical film recreation. There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits.' C. Nolan
See 2001: A Space Odyssey like never before in a new 70mm print: https://bit.ly/2RGGuse
Global Handwashing Day
Today is Global Handwashing Day, an advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. http://bit.ly/2OsT0hl
The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution
Our new free exhibition The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution explores the extraordinary lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and goes behind the scenes to uncover the science behind one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. http://bit.ly/2yts1aw
The Sun: Living With Our Star animation
#OTD in 1884 Greenwich was established as the Universal Time meridian of longitude, from which all time zones are now based. http://bit.ly/2yxhV8J
Credit: Guillaume Kurkdjian.
2001: A Space Odyssey
This November, see Kubrick’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before. Join us for a series of screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, restored by Christopher Nolan on original 70mm print.
Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when tickets go on sale http://bit.ly/2RlSsri
Barbara Hepworth's Sketchbook
In the last installment of Stories From the Stores, Youtuber Tom Scott meets art curator Katy Barrett to discover the story behind Barbara Hepworth's surgical sketches.
The Sun: Living With Our Star trailer
Today marks the Autumn Equinox, a time when the Sun crosses directly over the celestial equator and some people experience days and nights of equal length.
We're bringing a little more sunshine into your life by revealing our brand new trailer for our upcoming exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star.
If you want to learn more about our nearest star, book your exhibition tickets over on our website.
The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution
Today we open the doors to our newest exhibition The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution.
Explore the extraordinary lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and go behind the scenes to uncover the science behind one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. http://bit.ly/2xAKm4W
How bed cycles helped start the Paralympics
How did a bed cycle lead to the creation of the Paralympics?
Tom Scott meets curator Selina Hurley to discuss the pioneering work of Dr. Ludwig Guttman and rehabilitation devices like the bed cycle.
Shape-shifting robot moves thanks to magnets
What is a 'soft robot'?
Explore how scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been printing 3D structures that are infused with magnetic particles to allow robot-like movement.
Behind the Scenes of A Beautiful Planet 3D
Astronauts and film producers? Go behind the scenes, and discover how an intrepid crew of astronauts, aboard the International Space Station, filmed and produced A Beautiful Planet 3D. http://bit.ly/2Mo1gZU
A Victorian hobby for the mechanically minded
In our newest episode of Stories from the Stores, Tom Scott meets curator Ben Russell to discover the intricate items created by Victorian amateurs using lathes.
Find out more about lathes and tools in our collection in our accompanying blog post. http://bit.ly/2NzYBxQ