Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

In a nutshell

Hands-on displays, exhibits and planetarium shows bring science and discovery to life at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum.


Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Contact details

Tel: 0121 348 8000

Activity type

Birthdays, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities, Science and Technology

Suitable for

All ages, Schools and Groups

Price guide

from £38

(see website for details)

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum details...

Enjoy a day out with the children at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum. Both fun and educational, this award-winning venue is the place where science and discovery come alive with the help of a host of displays housed over four floors.

Head to Thinktank Planetarium for a variety of shows about space and astronomy; tour the night sky and journey to the very edge of the universe (an extra charge applies per person per show).

See specimens from the fields of zoology, botany, entomology, geology and more in the Natural Sciences collection. Find yourself face to face with the Thinktank Ichthyosaur in the Marine World’s Gallery and look into how creatures have adapted to life in the oceans.

Designed especially for families with under 8s, MiniBrum is Thinktank’s own mini city where children are in charge. Play zones include shops, a transport area and construction site alongside sensory areas for babies.

Step back to the past in the Move It Gallery and Power Up Gallery. Explore the vehicles and huge working engines that contributed to the city’s importance during the Industrial Revolution. Do you know about Birmingham’s links to the Spitfire? The Science & Industry Collection offers the chance to learn about 250 years of technological development and achievement.

Look ahead to the future as you explore outer space and find out about innovative inventions, medical advancements and scientists’ predictions. One of the highlights in the Futures Gallery is interactive exhibit Create an Alien!

Meanwhile, The Things About Me Gallery offers the chance to learn how our bodies work. The Wild Life Gallery is the place to discover the range of habitats and diversity of life on our planet. Discover how humans have changed the world and how wildlife and the environment are being affected by these changes in Our Changing Planet gallery. What can we do to help protect our planet in the future?

Make the most of your visit to Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum by picking up one of the family trails that are available or ask about borrowing an activity pack at the Ticket Desk. There are hands-on activities at weekends and school holidays such as object handling, arts activities, science busking and science demos.

The whole family will have fun outside in the Science Garden with 30 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of mechanics, engineering and transportation. Don’t miss your chance to have a go in the human-sized hamster wheel! Part of the Eastside City Park, the Science Garden is free to enter every day from 3pm, closing times vary throughout the year. The Kids’ Park alongside invites little ones to learn more about the science behind sound, touch and movement.

Finally, why not host a children’s birthday party in the MiniBrum gallery? Party packages include 80 minutes’ play in the interactive gallery, a party meal, exclusive use of a party room and a birthday host.

Please see Thinktank’s website to confirm details before travelling.

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum Events

Our World from Space – Family Show at Thinktank

Open 25th March 2024 - 5th April 2024

Take the children to learn more about space science at this fun family show at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum on weekdays from 25th March to 5th April.

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