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.

Saturday, 02/08/14 10:00 - Saturday, 02/08/14 12:00
What is an Astrolabe?
Family-Friendly Workshop
Discover the beauty of the astrolabe, make one and find out how it works. Suitable for children aged 9 upwards. Booking required - call 01865 277280.
Sunday, 03/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 03/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Sunday, 10/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 10/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Saturday, 16/08/14 13:00 - Saturday, 16/08/14 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.
Sunday, 17/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 17/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Sunday, 24/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 24/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Thursday, 28/08/14 13:00 - Thursday, 28/08/14 16:00
Calling all Geeks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Check out geeky activities with our special exhibition, and enter the geek competition. Suitable for age 7 upwards.
Friday, 29/08/14 13:00 - Friday, 29/08/14 16:00
Calling all Geeks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Check out geeky activities with our special exhibition, and enter the geek competition. Suitable for age 7 upwards.
Sunday, 31/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 31/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Sunday, 07/09/14 14:30 - Sunday, 07/09/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Saturday, 13/09/14 13:00 - Saturday, 13/09/14 16:00
Cabinet of Curiosities
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover unusual objects and put together your own cabinet of curiosities. Suitable for children aged 5-11.
Sunday, 14/09/14 14:30 - Sunday, 14/09/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Sunday, 21/09/14 14:30 - Sunday, 21/09/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Saturday, 27/09/14 12:00 - Saturday, 27/09/14 16:00
Eyeballs and Other Things
Family-Friendly Drop In
Dissection of eyeballs and some curious visual experiments will help you understand what it is to see. Suitable for age 9 upwards.
Sunday, 28/09/14 14:30 - Sunday, 28/09/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.

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