Discover Children's Story Centre, London's only children's museum is a place where children and their families can enjoy playing learning and making up stories together.
*BREAKING NEWS* new exhibition announced: Michael Rosen's Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things - opening 16 October 2015. Read more about it here. We are already taking bookings for school sessions.
Our Spring 2015 programme is on sale. Click on the 'Download brochure' button below for full programme details.
To find out everything that Discover has to offer on a day out please visit our Things to Do page. If you need help booking online please watch this video as a simple 'how to' guide.
May Bank Holidays at Discover:
Join Discover for a Penguin Parade over the Early May Bank Holiday Weekend, Sat 2 - Mon 4 May with visits from award-winning author and illustrator of Shackleton's Journey William Grill (Sat 2 May) and the author of Space Penguins LA Courtenay (Sun 3 May). We'll also be celebrating May The 4th Be With You on the Monday. And over the Late May Bank Holiday, Sat 23 - Mon 25 May, we'll be celebrating The Hueys in... A Day at Discover.
May Half Term at Discover:
Oliver Jeffers has created many sensational stories and this May Half Term we are celebrating our favourites. Join our Story Builders for Stuck, The Great Paper Caper and The Incredible Book Eating Boy (all for ages 3+). Children aged 6+ can enjoy our Kite Making and Paper Airplane Making workshops. We will also have visits from Timmy Failure author Stephan Pastis (Mon 25 May) and Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2015 winner Rob Biddulph with Blown Away (Sat 30 May).
More information about Once There Was...The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers:
Visit our interactive family exhibition Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers. Celebrate the 10th birthday of the classic How to Catch a Star by exploring the magical worlds in an exhibition bringing his fabulous picture books to life. Play in your favourite scenes from How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home. Take a trip to the seaside, row a boat, make friends with a penguin, visit the Lost and Found office and watch as stars magically appear. Look at images here.
Please note that the opening hours for the exhibition are as follows: Newham Term Time Tue - Fri: 3 - 5pm (Please note that these sessions are not pre-bookable); Weekends and Newham school holidays: 10.20*, 11.20am, 12.20, 1.20, 2.20, 3.15 and 4.15pm. *Weekdays during Newham school holidays only
Please note that it is advisable to pre-book events and Once there was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers. You can book online or over the phone (Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm).
Join the author of Shackleton’s Journey for an illustration workshop.
Author LA Courtenay will be here to introduce you to the ice-cool crew.