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Make and Play Engineers: Playful Pendulum Painting

Enjoy a full family experience with a Make and Play Session

Where you will be invited to playfully create pendulums for painting, discovering the brilliant world of STEM through hands-on experiences.

Want to spend quality time with your family where play is priority and get everyone involved no matter what age? Enjoy a Make and Play Session where you will be invited to playfully create pendulums for painting, get messy with curiously colourful chalks and crayons, and have a go as gravity defying painting. Without even noticing it, you will be immersed in the brilliant world of STEM.

Designed for age 3 - 12, but all are welcome

Admission to Coventry Transport Museum is included, when booking a family workshop so there are no hidden costs for you on the day.

Book online in advance | £9.21 per group (max. 5 ppl, including adults & children)

*Not sure what STEM is? Don’t worry, you don’t really need to know what it is to enjoy and embrace these activities. That’s what are skilled and talented Learning Team are here for. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This can sound a little scary, especially when you have young children, but STEM based play is important for children to develop skills and knowledge that they will use throughout their time at school and into their adulthood too. Exposure to any play that encourages children to figure things out, how things work and to be creative is STEM, and as you become more familiar with our sessions, you will quickly realise that STEM is all around us, all the time, and you will have been supporting your children with this already, perhaps without even realising it.

 

Covid-19 Safety Measures

We want you to feel safe and assured that attending our Family Museum Engineers Play sessions will enable you to have a fun and engaging experience with your children. Here is what we are doing to ensure this for you:

  • Sessions are bookable in advance only. This way we can guarantee we are within our capacity for the space whilst delivering to a reduced number of visitors to our play sessions to allow for more space in the room.
  • This measure will remain in place throughout Autumn and Winter as we stay cautious of Covid infection rates. We will continuously review how the sessions are accessed following on from feedback and consultation with families in the city.
  • Visitors will not be permitted to enter the session if they have not booked in advance.
  • Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and exiting from the activities.
  • Hand sanitiser available throughout the session.
  • A member of Learning Team will be facilitating the session, monitoring the safety of the environment, but above all else they will be smiling, happy and relaxed to keep your children happy and relaxed too.
  • Test & Trace system QR code to be available as you enter the museum.
  • All resources and high touch points to be thoroughly cleaned at the end of each session.
  • If you have any concerns or questions prior to booking/attending this session please contact anja@culturecoventry.com (Family Learning Officer).

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