Superheroes Unlimited

Calling all budding superheroes! Join our super-team on their mission to save the world with science!

Explore the resources below and visit our free family-friendly summer 2022 exhibition and events programme in our London building and surrounding community.

What do superheroes and physicists have in common?

Do they…

A) Help and heal others

B) Protect our climate

C) Build new inventions

D) All of the above

Find the answer to this question (and more!) with the Institute of Physics’s new free family-friendly exhibition: Superheroes Unlimited.

IOP Superheroes Unlimited text above a sketch of the globe and physics industries


Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9BU


25 July – 26 August 2022 | Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 16.00

Any Questions?

Email: [email protected] or call us on: + 44 (0)20 7470 4800

Plan your visit

Get hands-on with fun physics experiments for all the family, be creative with arts and crafts activities, read an inspiring book in our chill-out corner and find out how real-life role models are saving the world with science.

Plan your visit.

Activity pack

Your superhero adventure doesn’t need to end with a visit to the exhibition. Download our activity pack now.

Superheroes Unlimited activity pack

Meet our five amazing role models and the work they do to solve the challenges we face as residents of planet Earth. Inside you’ll find experiments and activities to do together, and puzzles to challenge you and get you thinking like a physicist. Perfect for ages 7 and up.

Download (PDF, 8.18MB)

Meet our superheroes

Time to introduce you to five amazing role models and the work they do to meet the challenges we face as a society, a species and as residents of planet Earth.

Join us for our events

Free family days will take place at the IOP London building, with other events happening across the London Borough of Islington.

Find an event.

Limit Less

Superheroes Unlimited 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.