Lookout – events for children and families

School Holiday Activities

Arty Tots: Mythical Creatures

Tuesday 28th May 10am – 3pm

Make a dragon, mermaid, unicorn and even a fairy house to take home. Suitable for under-5s, older siblings welcome. £2.50 per child, no need to book just drop in.

Inventors and Innovators

Thursday 30th May 10am – 3pm

Channel the spirit of Warwickshire’s great inventors from prehistory to the 20th century. Take part in the Lego invention challenge and make some innovative crafts to take home. £2.50 per child, no need to book just drop in.

 

Mister Magnolia by Folksy Theatre

St John’s Museum Garden

Sunday 21st July 2pm

Mister Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Join Mister Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with Folksy Theatre’s bold characters, live music, puppetry and audience interaction, it’s a day out not to be missed! Based on the book by the legendary Quentin Blake.

Bring along your picnics, blankets and folding chairs.  2’s and under are free and do not need a ticket.  Please note that tickets are non refundable and performances go on whatever the weather.  The performance will take place in St John’s Museum Garden. Please come prepared!!! BOOK TICKETS

 

Museum in the Park

St Nicholas Park Monday 22nd July 10am – 3pm

Find us in St Nicholas Park and discover more about our exciting summer programme at Market Hall Museum. Make your own alien headband and explore how moon craters are made as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Free event, just drop in. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

To the Moon and Beyond – free family activity

Market Hall Museum 24th July – 31st August

During normal museum opening hours

Visit the free exhibition on the ground floor on the first moon landing and see a piece of the moon. Come upstairs and add to our own solar system art work in the First Museum Gallery, lie back and watch the new planets and satellites orbit the sun inside our black hole tent. Space themed dressing up, toys and books also available to explore.

 

Astronaut Training Camp with Susie Imber

Market Hall Museum

Wednesday 24th July 10am – 3pm

Complete our astronaut training camp and see if you’ve got what it takes to be an astronaut. Can you assemble equipment in space, carry out scientific research or manage a space walk? Complete all the training challenges to earn your certificate. No need to book just drop in. £2.50 per child.

Book onto a Q&A session with Susie Imber, winner of BBC2’s Astronauts: Do you have what it takes? and quiz her about her astronaut training. Susie is an Associate Professor in Space Physics at the University of Leicester and knows lots of fascinating things about space.

All children must be accompanied by an adult, all attendees must pay. Tickets: £5 per person and includes astronauts training camp – pre booking essential at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice Talks available at 10.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm.

 

Mad Science – Surviving on an Alien Planet

Market Hall Museum

Wednesday 31st July

Workshops at 10.15am – 11.15am, 11.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Join Mad Science to explore how we might survive on an alien planet and make your own alien slime to take home. Suitable for 6+ years. Workshops last 1 hour. Tickets £5 per child.  Pre-booking essential at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice, ticket includes the Moon and the Stars drop in event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

The Moon and Stars

Market Hall Museum Wednesday 31st July 10am – 3pm

Learn about the phases of the moon and the life of a star. Do you know where our closest star is? Make a moon mobile to take home. Drop in, £2.50 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Arty Tots Summer Spectacular with Captain Codswallop

In the Gardens at St Johns House Museum

Wednesday 7th August 10am – 3pm

Join Captain Codswallop and friends on the hunt for Redbeard’s treasure in a captivating puppet show adventure, and make some exciting pirate themed crafts to take home. Will take place indoors if wet. Suitable for 5 and under, older siblings welcome. Drop in, £5 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Dino Day with Dexter the T-Rex

Market Hall Museum

Wednesday 14th August 10am – 3pm

Meet Dexter the baby t-rex and his wrangler on the Market Square. Dare you get close and stroke a tyrannosaurus rex? Just watch he doesn’t bite off your hand.  Inside the museum complete the dino challenges to earn the title of junior dinosaur wrangler, dig for fossils, handle real Jurassic fossils and make your own to take home. For under 5s there are also dinosaur story telling sessions and play space. Dexter the dinosaur shows at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm in the square. 5s and under storytelling at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm in the museum. No need to book just drop in. £2.50 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Mad Science – Space and Satellites

Market Hall Museum Wednesday 21st August

Workshops at 10.15am – 11.15am, 11.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Join Mad Science to explore space and space travel. Become a space engineer and build a working robot.. Please note you won’t be able to take the robots home with you. Tickets £5 per child, Pre-booking essential . at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxofficeTicket includes the Rockets and Robots drop in event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Rockets and Robots

Market Hall Museum Wednesday 21st August 10am – 3pm

We need rockets to reach space and robots to help us live in space and explore planets. Come make your own mini rocket to launch across the museum and space robot to take home. No need to book just drop in. £2.50 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Arty Tots go to the Moon

Market Hall Museum Wednesday 28th August 10am – 3pm

Explore our magical moon and space with some amazing space themed crafts to take home. No need to book just drop in. £2.50 per child. Suitable for 5 and under, older siblings welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Family Fossil Hunt

Departs from St Johns House Museum

Thursday 29th August 10am – 4pm

Enjoy a day out fossil hunting at Cross Hands Quarry with our Curator of Natural Sciences, Jon Radley, and explore our Jurassic past. You can keep anything you find! Meet at St John’s House, coach travel is included in the cost. Please bring a packed lunch. Suitable for ages 7+, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets £17, pre-booking essential at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice All attendees must pay.

 

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