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Summer Science Exhibition 2016 | Monday 4 July - Sunday 10 July | London

Visitor information

The Summer Science Exhibition is an annual display of the most cutting-edge science and technology in the UK. This free, week-long festival features 22 exhibits and a series of inspiring talks and fun activities for all ages. Meet the scientists, discover the exciting research and technology they work on and have fun with great hands-on activities.

The exhibition is suitable for all ages, entry is free, no advance registration required.  School groups need to register in advance, visit our schools and colleges page for more information.

Please note that there can be queues to enter the building, particularly during the weekend. Make sure to arrive early when planning to attend an event.

Opening hours

Date Opening hours
Monday 4 July: Twilight Science 6pm-10pm
Tuesday 5 July 10am-9pm
Wednesday 6 July 10am-5pm
Thursday 7 July 10am-5pm
Friday 8 July 10am-6pm
Saturday 9 July 10am-6pm
Sunday 10 July 10am-6pm

How to get here

Please visit our dedicated page for venue details and transport options. Accessibility information can be found below.

Food and drink

Take a break at our special pop-up café, situated on our covered terrace on the ground floor. The café offers a selection of hot dishes, salads, sandwiches, cakes and a range of hot and cold beverages. Special kids’ lunch dishes will be available during the week-end. 

The café is open throughout the exhibition and closes 30 minutes before closing time each day. 

Accessibility

Portable hearing loops

Free portable hearing loops will be available on demand. If you would like to make use of this service, please speak to a member of staff at the information desk on your arrival at the exhibition.

Portable seats

Free portable seats will be available on demand. If you would like to make use of this service, please speak to a member of staff at the information desk on your arrival at the exhibition.

Wheelchair access

The exhibition is fully wheelchair accessible, except for the marquee area. If you would like a wheelchair space at a talk or activity, please contact us in advance so that we can ensure it is reserved for you. We also have an adult wheelchair which can be booked in advance by contacting us at exhibition@royalsociety.org

Blue Badge holders

There are a limited number of parking spaces immediately outside the front door which may be booked in advance by visitors with a Blue Badge disabled parking permit. Please book in advance by contacting the reception desk on 020 7451 2500.

Young children

There are baby changing facilities in the basement and on the ground floor of the building. Buggy parking space is also available on the ground floor.

Cloakroom

An unstaffed cloakroom is available on the basement floor. 

Contact

If you have any questions in advance of your visit, please contact the public engagement team

020 7451 2683 

exhibition@royalsociety.org

For schools or colleges, visit our schools and colleges page, or contact education@royalsociety.org