Head for one of the touchscreen terminals near the museum’s front desk, which can suggest family or teen itineraries. Also check the website for details of the many daily events and activities, including workshops, drama, and model-making.
Admire the museum's permanent displays on everything from movie animation and espionage to rockets and satellites, classic cars and working engines.
Look out for the new interactive Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, which you need to pre-book (a day pass is £6). As well as hands-on experiments and experiences, there are daily science shows.
With younger kids, head for the indoor Garden, with dressing up, water- and soft-play, and building activities designed for under-5s.
Enjoy a scientific sleepover on a regular activity-packed Science Night, open to kids aged 7–11.
Catch a 2D or 3D nature-themed movie at the IMAX cinema, ride the Force Field, which lets you experience the impact of an rocket launch, or try one of the thrilling Flyzone simulators. Extra charges apply to all.
Visit the shop for excellent toys and games with an educational bias.