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Mimi’s Rainbow Adventure

Are you ready for a rainbow adventure? Read our new storybook, meet Mimi and our amazing science role models and discover the answers to some big questions about the world.


Have you ever wondered if carrots can really help you to see in the dark? Or why some energy is green, and some isn’t? Join us for a multicolour adventure with Mimi and her friends to find out how science can provide the answers to these big questions and more.

Free downloadable storybooks

Mimi’s Rainbow Adventure: the storybook, UK edition

Read our free illustrated storybook chapter by chapter and explore the amazing real-life science role models at the end of the book.

Suitable for all ages! It can be read together as a family with 5- to 7-year-olds or solo by readers aged 7+.

Download the book (PDF, 18.1MB)

Mimi’s Rainbow Adventure: the storybook, Ireland edition

Read our free illustrated storybook chapter by chapter and meet the amazing real-life science role models for Ireland.

Suitable for all ages! It can be read together as a family with 5- to 7-year-olds or solo by readers aged 7+.

Download the book (PDF, 10.9MB)

Amazing science role models

Your journey doesn’t need to end there! Discover the amazing stories of scientists from across the colourful spectrum and find out how they are trying to answer some of Mimi’s big questions!

Meet our role models.

A smiling woman and young girl craft-making at Mimi’s Rainbow Adventure family day August 2023

The Limit Less campaign

Mimi’s Rainbow Adventure is part of the IOP’s Limit Less campaign, to support young people to change the world and fulfil their potential by doing physics.

Doing physics can open up a huge range of opportunities but, unfortunately, too many children are told that there are limits to who and what they can be when they grow up.

As parents and carers, you have a vital role to play in making sure that your child can fulfil their potential. By having conversations about science and taking part in activities together, you’re helping to give your child a great start as they begin thinking about what they want to do to change the world for the better.

Find out more and join the campaign.

The London adventure

Mimi’s Rainbow Adventure was an exhibition in our London building during summer 2023.

Find out all about our free exhibition that took place in London in 2023.

People involved in activities around a table at Mimi’s Rainbow Adventure family day August 2023

The Dublin adventure

The exhibition also took place in Trinity in the Community, Dublin, during summer 2023.

Find out all about our free exhibition that took place in Dublin in 2023.

Any questions?

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions about the exhibitions and events or would like to find out more then email: [email protected] or call us on: + 44 (0)20 7470 4800.