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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18 February 2016 13:00 - 18 February 2016 16:00
Chinese Dragon Fire-Clocks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Make a working Chinese dragon fire-clock to celebrate Chinese New Year. Try it out at home!
Drop-in suitable for children aged 7 upwards.
Materials £2.
05 March 2016 12:00 - 05 March 2016 16:00
Making Micrographia
Family-Friendly Drop In
Use microscopes and lenses to draw insects and other tiny things, then make magical monoprints.
Drop-in suitable for children aged 7 upwards.
19 March 2016 12:00 - 19 March 2016 16:00
Light Fantastic!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Join us for a celebration of light through experiments, talks and hands-on activities. British Science Week event.
Drop-in suitable for all the family.
20 March 2016 12:00 - 20 March 2016 17:00
Brain Aware
Family-Friendly Drop In
An afternoon of interactive activities with Oxford researchers and students from Oxford University Cortex Club as part of Brain Awareness Week. Drop-in suitable for children aged 6 upwards.    
26 March 2016 - 10 April 2016
Einstein's Easter Trail (drop-in)
Family-Friendly Drop In
Challenge yourself to Einstein's Easter Mystery Trail. Help yourself from the Entrance Gallery.
Drop-in suitable for children aged 7 upwards.

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