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On Saturday 23 March we’ll be celebrating the 150th birthday of the Periodic Table of the Elements, with a free chemistry-themed family festival. 🧪 🧪 Explore the chemistry all around us with activities led by real life STEM professionals. Take part in a Marvellous Mistakes storytelling activity, Cracking Chemistry live science show and the It’s a Chem-Mystery workshop. 🔬 🔬 🔬 Families can sing the elements in a unique musical experience led by the Girls' Choir of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and Imperial College Choir (no musical expertise needed). Click the link in our bio for more.
On this day in 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee used this NeXT computer to invent the World Wide Web, changing the world forever. 💻 💻 💻 Tonight, we are welcoming Sir Tim and a stellar line up of speakers to celebrate the web’s 30 birthday at the museum in partnership with the Web Foundation. 💻 💻 Do you have a question for Sir Tim? Pop it in the comments below... 💻 💻 You can watch our live broadcast from the event at 17.00 GMT. Subscribe to our YouTube channel via the link in our bio and you’ll be notified when the event begins.
This week HM The Queen @theroyalfamily announced our new blockbuster exhibition ‘Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security’. • • ‘Top Secret’ opens on 10 July 2019 and 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. • • Explore the story of Alan Turing and the team of Bletchley Park codebreakers who broke the Enigma code in 1941, uncover spy-craft from 1960’s Cold War espionage and challenge your friends and family to become codebreakers in our interactive puzzle zone. • • Click the link in our bio to book your tickets.
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’. • • While visiting HM The Queen also opened our new supporters centre, The Smith Centre. • • We’re delighted HM The Queen has used this visit to the Science Museum as an opportunity to post on Instagram for the first time, following sending Her Majesty’s first Tweet from our Information Age Gallery in 2014. • • ‘Top Secret’ opens on 10 July 2019. It 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. Book your free tickets in our bio.
In a few years Artificial Intelligence will feature even more heavily in our everyday lives. Everything from deep-sea exploration to getting a cheeky take away will feature some form of AI automation. 🚗 🚗 We are proud to announce our latest free exhibition, 'Driverless: Who is in control?' opening on 12 June 2019 which will explore how close we are to living in a world driven by thinking machines. 🚤 🚤 With interactive exhibits, thought-provoking objects and even a retro robot car, the exhibition will give you a unique glimpse into the AI-driven tech that could shape the habits, behaviour and society of tomorrow. 🚁 🚁 Some of the highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range fleet which includes ‘Boaty McBoatface’. Click the link in our bio for more.
At our next Lates on Wednesday 27 February we’ll be taking you back 100 years to the reign of the Romanovs, the last Imperial family of Russia. • • • Discover how ground-breaking DNA research undertaken by a team in the UK was able to identify their remains with the help of the British Royal family, learn about the origins of the Russian railway and make your own Fabergé egg. • • • Plus all the regular Lates highlights will be here for you to enjoy, including live music and the best silent disco in town. • • Lates runs from 18.45 - 22.00 the last Wednesday of the month. Click the link in our bio for more
Today we're excited to welcome Tim Peake's Spacecraft and his Sokol spacesuit to Ulster Transport Museum in Belfast as part of the UK tour presented by @samsunguk and the Science Museum Group. 🚀 🚀 In June 2016, after six months orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station conducting experiments, walking in space and even running a marathon, @astro_timpeake returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module. 🚀 🚀 You can see them on display from tomorrow and click the link in our bio to find out more.
On Tuesday 12 March at 17:00 we're celebrating the 30th Birthday of the Web with Sir Tim Berners-Lee and a stellar line up of speakers. 💻 💻 💻 The event is currently sold out, but we're hoping to release some return tickets next week. Sign up to receive an email when tickets become available by clicking the link in our bio.
Happy Birthday to Dimitri Mendeleev! 🎂 🎂 Mendeleev was born on this day in 1834, he was a Russian chemist and invented the periodic table that we know today. This year a spotlight is being shone on the periodic table as @unesco announced that 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. 🎂 🎂 We'll be marking this special event in South Kensington with the Festival of Chemistry taking place at different venues between now and the end of April 2019. Click the link in our bio for more.
This exclusive print of Alan Turing by iconic illustrator Quentin Blake is currently hanging outside Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery and is part of the Science Museum X Quentin Blake range. 🎨 🎨 Alan Turing is considered to be the initiator of modern computing and artificial intelligence, his concept aptly named Turing Machine is still one of the most widely examined theories of computation. You can also see the famous Enigma machine in the museum and learn more about the codebreaking work carried out by Turing and colleagues at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. 🎨 🎨 The Science Museum X Quentin Blake retail range features 20 of the most iconic pioneering scientists. Within the range you’ll find signed exclusive prints, children’s gifts and stationery from your favourite scientists, including Ada Lovelace, Chandra Bose and many more. 🎨 🎨 Click the link in our bio for more.
Tickets for Power UP, our hands-on gaming extravaganza, are now on sale! 👾 👾 Make like Mario and race over to our website to grab some Early Bird discounted tickets for selected sessions, or choose an adult-only evening session and challenge your friends and colleagues to all your retro favourites. 👾 👾 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. 👾 👾 Click the link in our bio to buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2S1vzgL