Key Stage 3-4

Find out more about our galleries and IMAX films, and browse activities which are suitable for KS3-4 by selecting from the categories below.

We've provided some useful information to help you plan and book your visit, or you can contact our Learning Team on 0844 856 3799* and they will help plan the right visit for you.

Galleries and Exhibitions

  • Our galleries are packed with fascinating objects and stimulating interactive exhibits to help your pupils learn about and engage with media.

  • Kodak Gallery

    Learn about the birth of photography and the development of the camera. Discover what part the Victorians played in making photography so accessible today.

    More about Kodak Gallery

  • Life Online

    Explore the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet. Discover how it was developed and how it has changed people's lives. 

    More about Life Online

  • Animation Gallery

    Discover how animation works and find out how favourite characters (such as Wallace and Gromit) are brought to life. Investigate optical illusions using hands-on exhibits.

    More about Animation Gallery

  • Games Lounge

    Plug into the history of gaming and play some of the titles which helped establish gaming as a worldwide phenomenon.

    More about Games Lounge

  • Wonderlab


    Available from 24 April 2017

    In Spring 2017 we open Wonderlab – our brand new state-of-the-art gallery exploring the stunning science of light and sound.

    More about Wonderlab

Talks and Gallery Sessions

  • Talks and gallery sessions are led by Museum Explainers and designed to further pupils' understanding of subjects and themes studied at Key Stages 3 and 4.

  • Bring the Thunder

    Bring the Thunder

    Available from 24 April 2017

    Available from 24 April 2017. Explore the science of sound in a brand new interactive show.

    More about Bring the Thunder


  • Practical and inspiring sessions led by media professionals will give your pupils first-hand experience of creating their own media product.

  • Eye Dissection

    Light and the Eye

    Subject to availability

    Available up to 17 February 2017. Get up close to the eye in our eye dissection demonstration. Learn about ultraviolet light and how it can be used to create images on photosensitive paper.

    More about Light and the Eye

  • Sound Workshop (KS3)

    Sound Workshop (KS3)

    Subject to availability

    Available up to 17 February 2017. Explore and experiment with sound in this hands-on interactive workshop.

    More about Sound Workshop (KS3)

  • Animation Workshop (KS2-4)

    Subject to availability

    Learn about different types of animation, make your own clay models and then work in groups to create your own animation.

    More about Animation Workshop (KS2-4)

IMAX & Films

  • Our IMAX 45 films are perfect for your school visit. Shown on the biggest screen in Yorkshire, these 45-minute 3D films are educational, entertaining, and supported by free classroom resources.

    Our three cinemas show all the latest releases, also available for group school bookings. Please contact the Learning Team at to arrange your visit and find out which films are available.

  • A Beautiful Planet IMAX 3D

    IMAX: A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

    Explore the impact of humanity on the planet Earth with stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

    More about IMAX: A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

  • Tiny Giants IMAX 3D

    IMAX: Tiny Giants 3D (U)

    Following a chipmunk and a mouse alone in the wild for the first time, this film reveals the great courage and skill our planet’s smallest creatures need to survive.

    More about IMAX: Tiny Giants 3D (U)

  • IMAX: Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D (U)

    An exploration of phenomena that can't be seen with the naked eye, taking you into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale.

    More about IMAX: Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D (U)

  • IMAX: Space Station 3D

    Travel 220 miles above Earth at 17,500mph to experience Space Station 3D - the greatest engineering feat since the moon landing.

    More about IMAX: Space Station 3D

  • IMAX: Robots 3D (U)

    A fascinating and fun look at how machines can look and act like us and how robots are changing our world.

    More about IMAX: Robots 3D (U)

  • IMAX: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (U)

    Feel the rumble of these massive herds as they cross vast landscapes 70 million years ago.

    More about IMAX: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (U)

  • IMAX: Hubble 3D (U)

    Journey through distant galaxies, explore the mystery of our celestial surroundings and accompany spacewalking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history.

    More about IMAX: Hubble 3D (U)

  • IMAX: Born to be Wild 3D (U)

    Follow this heart-warming journey of orphaned orang-utans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue, raise and return these incredible animals to the wild.

    More about IMAX: Born to be Wild 3D (U)