Night Owls at the Science Museum

Night Owls at the Science Museum

The Science Museum are running this event please share to your networks there are hardly any events for adults but if not enough people go they may not put on another event.

Saturday 6th July

Free accessible event for adults and young adults (ages 16+ only)

Our Night Owls events are designed for adults and young adults (ages 16+ only) to explore the museum in a relaxed environment. This event is suitable for people who benefit from visiting the museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public (for example, those with autism spectrum conditions or sensory processing differences). We are opening the museum exclusively to pre-booked Night Owls guests from 18.45 until 22.30, where you can explore the galleries and get involved in lots of exciting workshops and demonstrations. Some of the loud noises are turned off and there are quiet areas for those needing to take a break.


  • Changing the Face of Autism Research Together: an initiative to bring together autistic people and scientists to share ideas and influence the research agenda. 21 participants worked with an artist and a podcaster to create a series of thought-provoking portraits and conversations, showcased here. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre.
  • Apollo 10 Station: As you observe the Apollo 10 command module, scan the QR code and listen to a voice actor describe the journey the astronauts went on. Try on the Sokol spacesuit and take a picture.
  • Me, Human: How old is your brain? How does it connect you to the animal kingdom? Come and explore how you use the two halves of your brain to experience the world around you. Me, Human is a scientific experiment to investigate how our 500-million-year-old vertebrate brain is still central to some of our most human unique behaviours.


  • Robots: Take part in a workshop where you can program some Bee-Bots to go around a maze and make some MiPs move around by programming them with your body.
  • Catapult Challenge: Create your own catapult with everyday materials. See how far you can launch your pompom in our catapult challenge.
  • Stop-motion: Let your imagination run wild to create a creature, then become the director of your very own stop-motion film for your creation to star in.
  • Designing New Medicines: Discover how new medicines are made, and get hands-on with molecular models.

In addition to the above, interactive galleries like Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery and The Garden will be open and free. There will also be a sensory space set-up with some interactive sensory equipment for you to use. Ambitious About Autism Youth Council will be there on the night, helping to facilitate some of the activities.

Find out more about the event and book on via the Science Museum Night Owls event page.

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