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, 17/01/15 14:00 - Saturday, 17/01/15 16:00
Cabinet of Curiosities
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover unusual objects in the Museum and add them to your own cabinet of curiosities. Suitable for children aged 5-11.
Saturday, 31/01/15 14:00 - Saturday, 31/01/15 16:00
Clever Kaleidoscopes
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a clever kaleidoscope and create amazing symmetrical patterns! Suitable for age 6+.
Thursday, 19/02/15 13:00 - Thursday, 19/02/15 16:00
Chinese Dragon Fire-Clocks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a working Chinese dragon fireclock to celebrate Chinese New Year and try out at home! Drop-in suitable for ages 7+. Suggested materials donation £3.
Friday, 20/02/15 13:00 - Friday, 20/02/15 16:00
Chinese Dragon Fire-Clocks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a working Chinese dragon fireclock to celebrate Chinese New Year and try out at home! Drop-in suitable for ages 7+. Suggested materials donation £3.
Saturday, 28/02/15 14:00 - Saturday, 28/02/15 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, 14/03/15 10:00 - Saturday, 14/03/15 16:00
Hooked on Invention!
Family-Friendly Drop In
An extended day of talks, demonstrations and hands-on activities celebrating the 350th anniversary of the remarkable Robert Hooke. Discover curious facts and ingenious objects, from 17th-century experiments with microscopes and the air-pump to present-day challenges of science and engineering. Suitable for all the family.
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+.

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