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Autism-Friendly Events at the Science Museum

Qualified first-aider on site
Service/Activity is free
Toilet suitable for wheelchair users
Suitable for children and young people with SEND
Sensory Play Opportunities
Wheelchair accessibile venue
Suitable for an individual with hearing impairment
Changing room with changing bench
Suitable for an individual with vision impairment

The Science Museum is displays exhibitions and hands-on galleries celebrating advancement in science, technology and medicine. They hold regular events for children and young people with autism to enjoy what the Museum has to offer in a more relaxed environment. Read more about the events below:

Early Birds

On Early Birds dates, the museum opens at 08.00 so that families with children who need a quieter environment can enjoy the Museum free of the hustle and bustle of the general public.

Upcoming dates:

Saturday 23 November 2019 (Special Time: 18.30 - 21.30)

Booking from 15th November @ 10am

Themed around our new exhibition - Top Secret

This is part of an evening pilot for families


Saturday 14th December 2019

Booking from 15th November @ 10am

Themed around our new exhibition - Top Secret


Find out more about Early Birds at the Science Museum by clicking here 


Night Owls

The museum opens from 18.30–21.30 on Night Owls evenings, which are for those 16 years and over to have a relaxed environment to explore the Museum.

Keep up to date and find out more about Night Owls by clicking here 


SENsory Astronights

SENsory Astronights is a relaxed, after-dark exploration of the Science Museum for children with special educational needs and disabilities. From science shows to camping in one of our iconic galleries, it will be a night that you and your child will never forget.

For upcoming dates, please email  or call 020 7942 4749

Find out more about SENsory Astronight please click here

Who to contact

Contact Name
Science Museum Family Programmes
 020 7942 4000
Accessible Events at the Science Museum

Where to go

The Science Museum
Exhibition Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Various dates throughout the year
Time of day

Local Offer

Local Offer Record `
Last Updated 17/09/2019

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