The Institute of Imagination presents our next theme ‘reality’ in partnership with Rolls-Royce: a series of events and workshops for children, schools, families and teachers.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Rolls-Royce, an organisation committed to enthusing and inspiring young people to explore the world through access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). At the Imagination Lab we offer young people opportunities to experiment, innovate and create using a range of tools to develop new ideas.
The theme of ‘reality’ will feature activities with a focus on design, mechanics, engineering, as well as new technologies including augmented and virtual reality. There will be three zones for visitors to explore:
The Tinker Zone – where children will have an opportunity to understand mechanics through building, constructing and playing with basic machines and motors. There will also be opportunities to explore alternative methods of power through using the Imagination Lab’s wind tunnel.
The Creative Zone – where children can look at product design, development, engineering and manufacturing. Using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printers children can bring their ideas to life.
The Future Zone – where children will have an opportunity to explore the tools of the future, learning about augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and understanding how these technologies will be used in the future world of work.
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‘lab live: reality’ in partnership with Rolls-Royce book here
Our ‘lab live’ family events are large-scale one day events where we take over the main Engine Room at The Workshop on London’s Albert Embankment, as well as our dedicated Imagination Lab space, and bring together up to 30 partners to offer a huge range of activities for family visitors.
This is a ticketed event with limited availability. Please note that tickets will need to be booked for each participant (both adults and children) and that all children will need to be accompanied by an adult. We recommend a ratio of three children to one adult.
Ideal for children aged 6 to 14.
Find out what to expect on the day here.
Date: Monday 1 May – tickets are available here.
‘lab lead: reality’ in partnership with Rolls-Royce book here
These twilight sessions are part of our ‘lab lead’ teacher leadership programme, aimed at those teachers and class facilitators working with Key Stage 2. These sessions provide opportunities for teachers to work with new tools and experiment with new teaching techniques at our Imagination Lab on London’s Albert Embankment.
Date: Thursday 4 May – tickets are available here.
‘lab learn: reality’ in partnership with Rolls-Royce (fully booked)
Our ‘lab learn’ programme offers dynamic workshops for primary school children at Key Stage 2. Our Imagination Lab uses a thematic approach and pupils are able to come and explore all activities within the lab during a four-hour learning experience (10.00 – 14.00). School children will be able to explore a range of facilitated activities working across STEM subjects, also, integrating arts and design. The workshop allows children to experiment with new concepts and technologies.
Dates: Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29, Thursday 30, Friday 31 March and Monday 24, Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 April.
To register your interest in schools workshops, please fill in this form. Our current programme is now fully booked but we can contact you about future dates.
‘lab life: reality’ in partnership with Rolls-Royce (sold out)
Our ‘lab life’ family events provide a series of half-day workshops where families can explore, tinker and create via a number of facilitated activities.
These are ticketed events with limited availability. Please note that tickets will need to be booked for each participant (both adults and children) and that all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Ideal for children aged 5 to 12.
Dates: Thursday 6, Friday 7, Saturday 8 April and Sunday 9 April
find us at
The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG
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How to get there
Nearest tube stations: Vauxhall (12 mins walk), Westminster (15 mins walk)
There is no visitor parking at the Imagination Lab. Some public parking is available on Lambeth High Street.
Call +44 (0)20 7494 9153