Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June 2018
10.30–16.00
All ages, Drop In & Bookable Workshops

May Half Term

Calling all mini makers and designers! Be inspired by some genius design solutions from the Century of the Child exhibition. Meet artists and digital makers, including Paul Clifford and Laura X Carlé, and get creative.

Enjoy a week full of imagination, invention and creation! Create your very own moving toy, let your imagination run wild in an arts and crafts making session and much more.

Full programme coming soon!

FAMILY WORKSHOPS:

Workshops booking information:
– Children need to be accompanied by adults during the workshop. At least 1 adult per 4 children, but no more than 1 adult per 1 child.
– Please note that we cannot accommodate younger children without tickets in the workshop room.

YOUR ROBOT HELPER WORKSHOP
Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June
10.30 & 12.00 (60 min)
What would your special robot friend do to help you? Make teas for you or do your homework? Design and make a mini model of your robot helper.
£5 per child, Age 4+

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BECOME A CRAZY INVENTOR WORKSHOP
Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June
14.00 (120 min)
Ever dreamed of a washing machine that can also wash your dog or a tooth brush that can generate electricity? Join our Crazy Inventor Workshop to share your ideas with fellow crazy inventors and make the ideas into a model.
£10 per child, Age 8+

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DROP-IN ACTIVITIES:

Monday – Friday unless otherwise stated

MAKE A ZOETROPE
Monday – Wednesday
11.00–12.30 & 13.30–16.00
Learn how to produce the illusion of motion by designing a sequence of drawings and creating your own animation device.
Drop-in, All ages

SOLVE THEM BY DESIGN: ILLUSTRATION ACTIVITY
Thursday – Friday
11.00–12.30 & 13.30–16.00
Work with artists Amy Brown and Shelagh McCarthy to come up with design solutions to some big questions around design for children. A live collaborative illustration activity.
Drop-in, All ages

LITTLE ENGINEERING
11.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.00
Learn a few little tricks to create moving mechanisms that you can use in creating DIY moving sculptures.
Drop-in, All ages

ANIMAL MAGIC: STORYTELLING FOR UNDER 5s
10.30 (30min)
Multi-sensory storytelling inspired by well-loved animal tales, for early years children.
Drop-in, ages 18 months-4 years

EXPLORE: INVENTIVE CHILDREN
11.15 (20min)
An interactive short talk on objects from the Collection made by children.
Drop-in, ages 4 years+

ARTS & CRAFTS: RECYCLED MATERIALS
12.00-12.45
Get inspired by the toys made by children in the Museum, and create a simple toy out of everyday materials.
Drop-in, all ages

NORDIC STORIES
14.00 (20min)
Come into the special Story Hut in the Nordic exhibition for a short session featuring Nordic stories.
Drop-in, all ages

ARTS & CRAFTS: NORDIC INSPIRED
14.40-16.00
A selection of craft activities linked to the Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children exhibition.
Drop-in, all ages