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Children's Activity Event:Summer Family Fun at National Science and Media Museum

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Children's Activity Event, Sat 23 Jul - Sun 4 Sep 2022, free entry

Summer Family Fun

Summer Family Fun

In light of COVID-19, there may be some disruptions to opening hours; please check with attractions, museums, galleries, libraries, leisure centres, theatres, and accommodation providers before travelling.


National Science and Media Museum


West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 20 Jan - Mon 24 Oct IMAX 3D A Beautiful Planet
Thu 20 Jan - Mon 24 Oct IMAX 3D Antarctica
Thu 20 Jan - Mon 24 Oct IMAX 3D Walking With Dinosaurs
Thu 20 Jan - Sat 31 May Belle Vue Studio Exhibition
Tue 31 May - Mon 12 Sep Herald The Queen
Mon 6 Jun - Mon 24 Oct IMAX 3D Superpower Dogs


Get reading, explore your creativity and discover new STEM skills with our free summer activities.

We'll be open every day from 10.00–17.00 during the summer holidays. Our activities are free, and you can book free museum admission tickets in advance.

Learn STEM skills as a family and take part in our brand-new tinkering drop-in sessions, where you'll explore our collection using the art of tinkering. Create your own objects using your imagination, a range of materials and a little specialist know-how.

WHEN: 23 July – 4 September, 10.00–15.30 every day (except 22–26 August when an alternative programme will be available)
WHERE: Makespace

Ever wondered how filmmakers create special effects that have the power to blow you away? Find out in our brand-new interactive demonstration, part of our Switched On exhibition. Learn from the experts and recreate your own special effects that will leave your family and friends lost for words.

WHEN: 23 July – 4 September, 10.00–16.00 every day
WHERE: Gallery 1

WHEN: 23 July – 4 September, 10.00–17.00 every day

Learn about incredible inventors and inventions at the National Science and Media Museum this summer with the Summer Reading Challenge Gadgeteers. Pick up a trail booklet at the museum and explore seven floors of galleries, uncovering exciting objects and the stories behind them as you go.

WHEN: 23 July – 4 September, 10.00–17.00 every day
WHERE: Kodak Drawing Room

Visit our comfy reading corner and discover books all about science, sustainability, and invention.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Jul - Sun 4 Sep 2022


Free entry


Plan route to National Science and Media Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SE 161327  Lat: 53.79091 Long: -1.75609

By Road:
One mile from end of M606.

By Public Transport:
Come out of Bradford Interchange, turn left at The BradfordHotel, follow signs to museum. The museum is a five minute walk from the Interchange.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bradford Interchange station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality