What’s On | Accessible Events at the Science Museum

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Accessible events coming up at the Science Museum

From Early Birds and Night Owls sessions as well as SENsory Astronights, there’s something for everyone! Keep reading for more details.See what’s on

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Early Birds

Saturday 16 April 2022 | 08.00 – 11.00

Early Birds is a sensory friendly event for families with members who benefit from visiting the museum outside regular hours, free from the hustle and bustle of the general public (for example, individuals with autism spectrum conditions or sensory processing differences).  

The next Early Birds will be Power UP-themed! At this hugely popular sensory-friendly session, you’ll be able to play more than 160 consoles, from retro arcade standards through to the latest in VR technology.Book now

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Night Owls

Saturday 4 June 2022 | 18.30 – 22.30

Night Owls is a sensory friendly event for visitors aged 16+ who need a quieter environment to enjoy the museum.

Taking place on selected dates across the year, we open the museum exclusively after hours, and wherever possible will have adjusted operations and/or lowered volume levels on exhibits.

As well as exploring some of the galleries, you can enjoy a selection of fun activities across the museum. There will also be quiet areas for those needing to take a break. Learn more

SENsory Astronights

Saturday 6 August 2022

SENsory Astronights is an overnight event for families with members who benefit from a more relaxed museum atmosphere. Experience all the excitement of our Astronights in a more calm and free-flowing environment.

It is designed for children with special educational needs or disabilities. Campers can enter the museum after it has closed to the general public to explore the galleries and take part in a selection of fun activities, including workshops and shows.Spend a night at the museum

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