A fantastical hands-on adventure!
How did thinkers of the late 1800s envision the future? Find out in Discover Steampunk, a hands-on touring exhibition showcasing the fusion of art, history and technology. Guests learn about 19-century innovators while experimenting with more than 20 interactive machines inspired by their ideas. Explore electricity with Mary Shelley, ocean depths with Jules Verne, the dawn of photography with George Eastman, household appliances with Isaac Singer and time travel with H. G. Wells.
Visionaries ages 8 and up will appreciate both the unique Victorian-inspired aesthetic of the exhibition as well as the important science concepts of ingenuity, collaboration, resilience and creative problem solving it showcases.
Discover Steampunk is on display through August 18. It is included with Science Museum admission.
Discover the fantastical hands-on adventure in Discover Steampunk, on display February 10–August 18, 2024. Explore booking your group adventure here.
Looking to connect Discover Steampunk to your curriculum? Check out this educator's guide for some ideas!
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The Science Museum is offering a variety of complementary programming for Discover Steampunk throughout the building this spring. Guests can watch live brain dissection demos, explore electricity with the Van de Graaff generator, see how steam-powered toys operate, create spirograph art with different-size gears, build clocks and use sewing machines in The Forge and more. Check the daily schedule to see what is being offered during your visit.
Plus, the Science Museum is bringing back the popular adults-only event on March 21. Science on Tap: STEMpunk will have a steampunk theme, special activities and feature lots of original costumes.