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Mini Museum Engineers Play

Mini Museum Engineers play sessions give your little ones opportunities to explore an open-ended play environment,

using unique resources that encourage early engineering skills, problem-solving, imagination and of course, fun! 

A girl lies on the floor surrounded by tools and electronic parts

Click here to book online in advance | £2.50

Designed for age 1 - 5, but all are welcome

The sessions are linked to themes and objects within our collections and take place directly in the gallery spaces, giving your children early experiences of museum environments through a very playful approach. Each week our mini engineers will get hands-on with play items that differ slightly each time, opening up varied experiences for them each time they visit.  

*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 children aged under 5, but STEM based play is important for children in their early years to develop skills and knowledge that they will use as they enter 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. 

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

We found our morning sessions are highly popular with families with young children and quickly taken up while our afternoon session is usually quieter. So, if you are after a calmer experience, are home-educating, or with a bigger group, you could join our afternoon session. We would love to see you. 

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