STEM Pod Experience
* STEM Pod will be closed until further notice due to refurbishment*
The STEM Pod Experience is a five-scene, 1.5 hour interactive science experience for ages 7 and up. The state-of-the-art immersive show features films, gaming and learning.
The experience is supported by our expert Centre of the Cell Explainers. We also aim to have at least one medical or dental student and/or scientist join each visiting group to answer visitors’ questions about science and careers. We can have up to 30 students at a time (with up to 8 supervising adults on top of this).
The experience includes KS2 – KS5 curriculum-linked interactive games grounded in cell biology and the research happening in the labs below and around the world (click here to see the National Curriculum links). Many of these games are based on research from Queen Mary’s scientists, and feature them describing their work. The show also involves films projected onto the ceiling of the STEM Pod, which introduce the concepts of cell biology and medical research.
Visitors can also enjoy using microscopes and seeing specimens from the Pathology Museum – such as a real human brain – and will learn about careers in cell biology. They will also debate the ethical issues surrounding medical research.
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Opening Times for Schools
During term time, session times are as follows:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 13:00
13:30 – 15:00
Our next public session
During school hours the sessions are reserved for school groups, but we also offer sessions during the school holidays for the public to book. The next public session is on: