The sessions are designed with early years development in mind. Artists draw upon their expertise as early years facilitators and use the Kettle’s Yard ethos and collection to create sessions where babies, toddlers and their carers can experience and learn together.

The activities help children explore the world around them, discover processes and play with new materials through creating new worlds, stories and adventures. Creation and communication are encouraged through making and there is a rich environment for play and enjoyment.

Want to find out more about winter wildlife in person? Visit the Museum on Saturday 2 December and explore the world of animals we see in our cities in the colder months with hands on activities, add your words to our wildlife poetry, discover how to have a more sustainable festive season and make a pledge for the planet.

We will have poetry workshop running all day (closing for an hour over lunch only). It will take place in our Discovery Room, in the lower gallery of the Museum. 

Drop-in, no need to book
All ages

 

Come and find out more about some creepy, crawly creatures in our half term family activity sessions. Use microscopes to investigate insects, find out about beetles and scorpions and create your own model or drawing. 

Come and find out more about some creepy, crawly creatures in our half term family activity sessions. Use microscopes to investigate insects, find out about beetles and scorpions and create your own model or drawing. 

Join us in our Clore Learning Studio for free, practical art making workshops. Respond to the displays and exhibitions to make your own artworks. Get creative with artists and our learning volunteers, no previous art experience needed!

Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years. We like to encourage parents/carers to create alongside their child.

If Studio Sunday is busy, you can still get creative by picking up some of our free art activities from the desk.

Join us at the 'Let's Go Circular' shop on the first floor of the Grand Arcade for an afternoon of creative recycling activities, including making your own notebook and card. Plus choose your own free bookmark by adding your thoughts on how to help wildlife and the environment to our pledge station. We will also have items from the Museum for you to handle and explore!  Lots going on, we hope to see you there!

Explore how we respond to change in our environment through the arts with this drop-in family event taking place in the Museum of Zoology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Be inspired by the ceramics of Peru on display in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, then create your own artworks with ceramics artist Louise Beale in the Museum of Zoology. With trails, object handling and more, there’s lots to discover.

This half term event is joint with the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, where there will be performances, stories and activities from 3pm

Discover an incredible world of sounds beneath our feet – conversations between whales in the oceans, the low throb of ship engines, bursts of vibrations excited by earthquakes. We normally cannot hear these vibrations as sounds, but working with scientists, sound artist David Stalling has made it possible.

Once you've heard the sounds of the earth in our 'Earth's Traces' installation, explore how sounds are made with our fun, hands-on activities. Jump to make your own earthquake, make giant waves with slinkies, and more.

Discover an incredible world of sounds beneath our feet – conversations between whales in the oceans, the low throb of ship engines, bursts of vibrations excited by earthquakes. We normally cannot hear these vibrations as sounds, but working with scientists, sound artist David Stalling has made it possible.

Once you've heard the sounds of the earth in our 'Earth's Traces' installation, explore how sounds are made with our fun, hands-on activities. Jump to make your own earthquake, make giant waves with slinkies, and more.

Explore the museum this half-term with your family and friends. Try out our pop-up activity station bursting with different activities boxes, puzzles and books.

For families. No booking required.

Museum opening hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm

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