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Family Museum Engineers: Saturday Play Days

Learn about engineering and problem-solving in our interactive play sessions for the whole family

A man and a little girl working together to take apart an old computer

£2.50 per child | Book online

Designed for families to enjoy together, our Saturday Play Days invite you to explore engineering and creative problem-solving in a relaxed, open-ended play environment. Led by our expert Learning team, these interactive sessions encourage STEM-based learning through a range of unique resources that differ every month, with themed sessions inspired by our museum collections.

Not sure what STEM is? Don’t worry, you don’t really need to know what it is to enjoy and embrace these activities. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, which might sound complicated, but STEM-based play is important for early years learning, too! Exposure to any play that encourages children to figure things out, discover how things work and be creative can support STEM learning, and by attending these sessions, you'll soon realise that it's all around us, all the time.

Session Themes

Saturday 4 February 2023 – Playing about with Lights
Playfully explore the power of light through a variety of activities.

Saturday 11 March 2023 – British Science Week
Celebrate British Science Week (10-19 March) and join us to play with open-ended resources, inspired by this year's theme of connections.

Saturday 6 May 2023 – What Goes Up Must Come Down
Explore the concept of gravity and a range of possibilities for how to bring things up in the first place. Will we find cranes or rockets? Pulleys or catapults?

Saturday 10 June 2023 – Mechanical Minds
Explore the wonders of cogs, gears and cams through hands-on play

Saturday 8 July 2023 – Start Rolling
Wheels, tyres, and anything that could possibly roll any distance are the main ingredients for this playful set up.

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We offer a wide range of sessions for school groups, all 'Learning Outside The Classroom' quality assured. 


Family Fun

We thoroughly believe there is no such thing as being too old for play! 

Get involved in our ever-growing Family Programme around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

We also have free to loan family activities which are available at the Box Office.