Learn about the history of using light and shadows in storytelling. From countries around the world to stories in your home town. Practice making hand-shadow animals, make a shadow puppet to tell the story of Moses Carter, the Histon Giant, and find out how you can make your own shadow puppet theatre!

This event is suitable for children ages 6 and above with an accompanying adult. It is not suitable for younger children unless visiting with an older sibling.

Learn about the history of using light and shadows in storytelling. From countries around the world to stories in your home town. Practice making hand-shadow animals, make a shadow puppet to tell the story of Moses Carter, the Histon Giant, and find out how you can make your own shadow puppet theatre!

This event is suitable for children ages 6 and above with an accompanying adult. It is not suitable for younger children unless visiting with an older sibling.

Learn about the history of using light and shadows in storytelling. From countries around the world to stories in your home town. Practice making hand-shadow animals, make a shadow puppet to tell the story of Moses Carter, the Histon Giant, and find out how you can make your own shadow puppet theatre!

This event is suitable for children ages 6 and above with an accompanying adult. It is not suitable for younger children unless visiting with an older sibling.

Unlock your creativity at our free, artist-led workshops for families in the Clore Learning Studio.

Join us at this special session run by Kettle’s Yard Family-in-Residence, the Arnold-Mills, to discover an interactive world of play and making inspired by the Children’s Room at the LYC Museum & Art Gallery. Featuring a range of creative activities for people of all ages, including:

• A collaborative ‘make your mark’ sign-in wall-based artwork

Join us for a night-time adventure at our special after-hours opening for families. We are turning our lights down very low, so bring a torch and search the museum for dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, some of whom roamed Cambridgeshire hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Book a ticket for an entry timeslot. Unlike previous Twilight events, entry is via ticket only.

We can only guarantee entry during the 15 minutes on your ticket. We recommend that you allow 30-45 minutes to explore the Museum. 

This February half-term we welcome Indigo Moon Theatre to the Botanic Garden for a special Twilight showing of the puppet show Seedheart, where we meet Grey who is trapped inside a jar. Grey tries to remember how they got there and how they could be free….  This show tells the important tale of what happened to the Earth when humans came along and how we can restore our once green planet. Watch as the story unfolds (literally) from a single suitcase and follow Grey’s journey to a better future with magical pop-ups, puppetry and shadows.

Suitable for ages 5 and above

Explore the museum this Easter break 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 (closed bank holidays)

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

Join us for a drop-in craft session at the museum. Create the Northern Lights with chromatography or make a polar picture of an aurora.

Ages 5+, drop in.

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.

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