Family-Friendly Events

The museum holds fortnightly Family Friendly sessions, alternating fun drop-in sessions with more intensive 2-hour workshops where participants craft their own models of Museum objects and learn how they work. Workshops must be booked in advance.

All workshops and drop-in sessions are free, though occasionally a small materials donation is suggested.

Take a look at the sessions on offer (below) or download the Oxford University Museums Family Friendly Programme here.

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Saturday, 28/03/15 12:00 - Saturday, 28/03/15 16:00
Making Micrographia
Family-Friendly Drop In
Use microscopes and lenses to draw insects and other tiny things, and then make magical monoprints. Suitable for children aged 7+.
Friday, 10/04/15 14:00 - Friday, 10/04/15 16:00
Fabulous Fundials
Family-Friendly Drop In
Design and make your own decorative Easter sundial. Suitable for ages 5-11.
Saturday, 25/04/15 14:00 - Saturday, 25/04/15 16:00
Stars and Planets
Family-Friendly Drop In
Follow your stars, make an amazing star dial or paper plate planetarium. Suitable for ages 7-13.
Saturday, 16/05/15 14:00 - Saturday, 16/05/15 16:00
Drawing with Camera Obscuras
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover the secrets of Renaissance art and how to use a camera obscura to draw in perfect perspective. Ages 9+.
Thursday, 28/05/15 13:00 - Thursday, 28/05/15 16:00
Send a Message SOS
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover Morse code and use the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message. Suitable for all aged 7 upwards.
Friday, 29/05/15 13:00 - Friday, 29/05/15 16:00
Send a Message SOS
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover Morse code and use the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message. Suitable for all aged 7 upwards.
Saturday, 20/06/15 14:00 - Saturday, 20/06/15 16:00
Beam me up, Harry!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover the story of Harry Moseley and make a simple spectroscope to detect an element from a beam of light. Children aged 9 upwards. Materials charge £2. Part of our 'Dear Harry...' exhibition programme.

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