These hour-long workshops are designed to be fun, hands-on sessions aimed at people aged 7+ (no upper age limit!). We encourage all family members to come along and take part in our series of summer activities themed around ‘light’. Parental collaboration is required!
Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Read on to find out more and click on the dates to book.
Have a go at making your own shadow puppet, complete with moving parts. Discover fascinating examples of puppet theatre from around the world and get creative in order to make your own character to take home.
Dates: Wed 20th July @11am, Thurs 21st July @2pm, Wed 3rd August @11am, Thurs 4th August @2pm, Wed 17th August @11am, Thurs 18th August @2pm
Have a go at making blueprints using light-sensitive paper and sunlight. Discover the incredible origins of this Victorian technology and get creative with different materials in order to make your own blueprint art to take home.
Dates: Wed 20th July @2pm, Thurs 21st July @11am, Wed 3rd August @2pm, Thurs 4th August @11am, Wed 17th August @2pm, Thurs 18th August @11am
Have a go at making your own kaleidoscope. Discover the amazing world of reflection and get creative with different gems and sequins in order to make a miniature optical instrument to take home.
Dates: Wed 27th July @2pm, Thurs 28th July @11am, Wed 10th August @2pm, Thurs 11th August @11am
Explore the topic of lightning and have a go at making lightning bolt prints using acrylic paint. Investigate the exciting phenomenon of static electricity and contribute to our big art attack.
Dates: Wed 27th July @11am, Thurs 28th July @2pm, Wed 10th August @11am, Thurs 11th August @2pm
Our Summer Family Activities are included as part of your Annual Pass admission. If you don’t already have one, you can buy your Annual Pass online ahead of your visit or when you arrive at the museum.