What to see at the Wonderlab at the Science Museum

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We are huge fan of the Science Museum. We are a family with young children always looking for activities to let energy spread. It is known that when children are being interactive that they are learning. The Wonderlab at the Science Museum is like a large scientific playground, where kids can play and learn at the same time.

Wonderlab Science Museum: where you can really touch the science

What to see at eh Wonderlab at the Science Museum
The main Hall of the Science Museum


Open in October 2016 and located at the third floor of the Science Museum, Wonderlab is the new Statoil gallery for children, rich of try-it-yourself science experiences. Consider to spend here at least half of the day, but if it’s your first time at the Science Museum (you can read more about it in this post), so consider a whole day for both.


the fun mirrors at the science museum
the fun mirrors


There are seven zones at the ‘lab’, for each physical phenomenon of Nature:  Matter, Sound, Maths, Electricity, Forces, Light and Space.

tesselation wall at the wonderlab science museum
Tesselation wall





There are many live experiments during the day at the chemistry bar. We really enjoyed the nitrogen one!

experiment session at the wonderlab science museum london
Experiment session at the Wonderlab Science Museum

There is also an area with tables and wood blocks for a quieter moment.

playing with wood blocks at the wonderlab science museum
Playing with wood blocks

There are from theremin bollards to metal prongs, but the highlight for a four-year-old visitor is the giant friction slides!

slides at the wonderlab
Slides at Wonderlab at Science Museum


You can see our full tour of the Science Museum here:



Entry to the Science Museum is free, but charges apply for Wonderlab: 10£ for a dailly pass, 15£ for an annual pass.

The Science Museum is open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm.


Wheelchair and buggy user-friendly.

Last but not least: Wonderlab offers Birthday Party packages, School Visits – for more detailed information contact them directly. We highly recommend it for a family day out, suitable for ages



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  1. September 26, 2018 / 14:53

    We haven’t been to London for at least a couple of years now. I think it’s about time we scheduled a visit and the Science museum on our list! We’ve been before but it would be nice to go again.

    • mumwhatelse
      September 26, 2018 / 16:20

      Yes, it definitely deserves a visit!!

  2. September 26, 2018 / 20:24

    We love visiting the Science museum and my kids spend so much time with all the interactive activities. I kinda like how some complex topics are explained to children.

    • mumwhatelse
      September 28, 2018 / 14:37

      I wish I would have had such things when I was little 🙂

  3. September 27, 2018 / 12:34

    That looks absolutely brilliant. The Science Museum was a huge favourite with my older two before we moved abroad. Now we are back for a while, I have been meaning to take my youngest. Thanks so much for joining in with #CulturedKids

    • mumwhatelse
      September 28, 2018 / 14:36

      Both my kids and we adults as well enjoyed it!

  4. September 27, 2018 / 13:39

    Wonderlab sounds fantastic, my teens were too old when it opened. Playing and learning is so important for all ages. Thank you for linking up to #CulturedKids

    • mumwhatelse
      September 28, 2018 / 14:06

      Thank you Catherine!!

    • mumwhatelse
      September 28, 2018 / 14:06

      It’s very interactive and if the weather is bad is just perfect!

  5. September 28, 2018 / 11:20

    We love Wonderlab, we’ve taken kids between the ages of 3 and 15 and they’ve all really enjoyed it! Their family membership is quite reasonable too, if you’re going to visit more than once a year or so #culturedkids

    • mumwhatelse
      September 28, 2018 / 14:03

      Yes absolutely, the annual membership is very accessible

  6. September 28, 2018 / 16:46

    I cannot believe we missed this when we went to the science museum – we must go back soon as it looks so much fun

    • mumwhatelse
      September 29, 2018 / 07:47

      There is so much to see at the Science Museum, but I think especially for children, this is the best part 🙂

  7. September 30, 2018 / 08:19

    Ah the Science Musuem is so fun! The Wonderlab looks amazing – I have a feeling my little boy would love the friction slides too.

    • mumwhatelse
      October 2, 2018 / 15:39

      Thank you Holly! yes the slides are the best attraction for children

  8. October 24, 2018 / 05:11

    Wow! I’ve never been there! The experiment session is very nice!

    • mumwhatelse
      October 24, 2018 / 20:08

      We actually loved particularly that part, I have never seen the children so quiet for so long 🙂

  9. November 6, 2018 / 18:30

    I’d add The Museum of London; I visited it last October, it was full of kids and it seemed to me that they had a lot of fun!

    • mumwhatelse
      November 7, 2018 / 06:59

      Yes you are right, there is also a soft play area 🙂

    • mumwhatelse
      November 7, 2018 / 22:28

      We want to go the the Museum of London. I tried a couple of weeks ago but we weren’t out of time. it’s far from where we live 🙁 but I have heard has great things for kids

  10. March 16, 2019 / 10:16

    God bless the free English museums! 🙂 I would sooo love to visit that one. I never believe kids stuff is actually for kids only. I could stay in there like forever! Good one!! 😀 *_*

    • mumwhatelse
      March 16, 2019 / 10:28

      Science Museum is absolutely one of our favorites!!

  11. March 21, 2019 / 14:09

    Perfect place to spend a day with kids. They are so interested in this 🙂

  12. April 2, 2019 / 13:55

    Wow, great experience for kids! We went in a similar museum in New York and for us was funny and interesting! It’s possible to touch everything so the experience is full and real!

    • mumwhatelse
      April 2, 2019 / 14:41

      Yes absolutely!!

  13. April 4, 2019 / 19:23

    From the pictures it seems to be very interesting for kids,, not all the science museums are interactive like this one, In your opinion wich is the minimum age for a visit? I’d like to go there with my 5 years old girl, when I will go again to London.

    • mumwhatelse
      April 4, 2019 / 20:16

      Science if interactive can be lot of fun 🙂 Absolutely perfect for a 5 year old!

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