Investigate the Present

Five fascinating galleries that uncover the science all around us. Here you can be a forensic detective, find out who bit the Jurassic crocodile, and explore your senses with a giant tongue.

The galleries are located on Level 2.

Kids’ City Gallery

The Kids’ City Gallery is designed especially for children under 7 years old. It is a place where families can play and learn together. The mini city features a health centre, a café, a street and a water play area.

You can also become an animator in the Animate It! studio. Find out how animated films are created and star in your own Shaun the Sheep adventure using stop motion technology.

Things About Me Gallery

This unique gallery gives kids the chance to find out more about how our bodies work. Take an unusual journey into the human body and get to grips with your muscles, guts and taste buds in an amazing exploration of some basic bodily functions. Meet the TAM gang and go supermarket shopping or join them for an aerobics work out.

Wild Life Gallery

Explore the diversity of life and the range of habitats found on Earth. There are many animals including insects, birds and mammals, together with fossils, to discover in the Wild Life gallery.

Family Packs

Borrow for free one of our 'Wildlife' activity packs, designed to help you explore our museums. Suitable for 3 - 8 year olds.

Medicine Matters Gallery

The Medicine Matters Gallery is all about modern medicine and medical breakthroughs. Learn about the role of Birmingham scientists in recent medical advances.

The Street Gallery

Uncover the astonishing science and technology underlying everyday life in a walk down The Street.