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Schools’ Programme

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has a programme of interactive shows, workshops and other learning activities for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

Watch the video below to find out more about what’s on offer for primary schools.


The various activities we have in our Schools' Programme are listed below.

OpenFilter activities

There are 13 activities

Creative Science: Wonder Materials

From £200

Take a giant step into a nanoscale adventure and peel back the layers of the world’s newest wonder material, graphene.

  • Key Stage 3
  • Science project

Explosions: A Blast from the Past

£3.50 per pupil

In this energetic, investigative, dangerous and silly show, your pupils will learn how to think scientifically and harness the energy of explosions.

  • Key Stage 2
  • Interactive science show

Creative Science: Seeing Sounds

From £200

Fun, vibrant and surprising, this morning of structured activities will challenge students to explore the concepts of sound waves in a cross-curricular, creative context, working as part of team and reflecting real working practices.

  • Key Stage 3
  • Science project

The Wonder of Light

£3.50 per pupil

This surprising science show conveys the principles of light through audience participation and experimentation. It encourages pupils to explain their own findings, and challenges their expectations.

  • Key Stage 2
  • Interactive science show

The Big Bike Dilemma

£3.50 per pupil

This is storytelling with a difference—energetic, participatory, self-aware and fun. We take on important engineering concepts in a dynamic and surprising way. Prepare for anything.

  • Key Stage 2
  • Interactive storytelling show

Circuit City

£3.50 per pupil

Lively, upbeat and humorous with lots of surprises—this show uses audience participation to communicate the key principles of electricity, while challenging the children to make their own discoveries.

  • Key Stage 2
  • Interactive science show

Little Local Heroes: Cotton Mill Circus

£3.50 per pupil

This inspirational story is hopeful and positive, yet teaches your pupils about the grim reality of Victorian mill-children’s existence.

  • Key Stage 1
  • Interactive storytelling show

Engine Demonstration

Free

In this live demonstration of our historic machinery, we’ll show your pupils how steam engines work and teach them about the history of power.

  • Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4
  • Live demonstration