Explore our Museums at Home with the Science and Industry Museum

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Explore our Museums at Home with the Science and Industry Museum
Image courtesy of Drew Forsyth/ Science and Industry Museum

Explore our Museums at Home at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 5 November — 31 December 2020 Entrance is free — Visit now

Even though the Science and Industry Museum‘s doors are temporarily closed, their collection remains online for families to enjoy at home. ‘Explore our Museums at Home’ offers families the opportunity to experience the museum without even leaving their living room. Ignite curiosities and discover inspiring stories with the museum’s treasure trove of online activities, games and science.

Dive into the museum’s incredible collection online.

Dive into the incredible collection online to hear from scientific pioneers and discover the museum’s collection of 325,000 historic objects, photographs and archive materials. Many objects are available to view virtually as 3D models, and for those who are unsure where to start their search – the museum has even incorporated a nifty ‘random object generator’ digital tool too.

Head to the museum’s website and check out some of their online learning resources. Little ones will enjoy playing and exploring with online games, videos and apps. Learn the fundamentals of aerodynamics by making paper planes and discover the perfect way to make instant ice-cream.

Little ones will enjoy playing and exploring with online games, videos and apps.

Older children might enjoy hearing more about some of the greatest minds in science. Watch a lecture from Professor Stephen Hawking on physics and our universe and hear from Buzz Aldrin about walking on the moon.

The Museum of Science and Industry is renowned for offering in-person visitors a hands-on experience – we love that this ethos continues to thrive through their online programme. Always accessible and interactive, ‘Explore our Museums at Home’ is open for everyone online – be inspired, get creative and learn something new.

Explore our Museums at Home at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 5 November — 31 December 2020 Entrance is free Visit now

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