February Half Term Fun at Science and Industry Museum

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February Half Term Fun at Science and Industry Museum
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February Half Term Fun at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield, Until 23 February 2020, free entry - Visit now

When school holidays arrive you know you’re always guaranteed some half term fun at the Science and Industry Museum! Dedicated to ideas that have shaped our world, the museum is packed with child friendly exhibits to pull, push, turn, watch and just generally experiment with. Gather your family and make your way to the museum for loads of transport-themed fun.

The Science and Industry Museum is all about rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in (you might need some energy snacks!), whatever age you are. This half term find out how the way we travel has changed in their interactive science show. Then have a go at designing and building your own mode of transport with the help of some magnificent DIY machines.

There’s plenty going on for the pre-schooler in your life too. We love their Construction Packs, full of tools that turn toddlers in to mini-builders or mechanics. Check out the details below for a full list of the daily half term fun.

Half term fun at the museum

Time: 11.00, 11.30, 12.00 and 12.30
Age: 7+
Use your imagination to create a machine to transports goods – will it push, pull, drop or lift? You decide!

Time: 14.00–16.00 daily (drop in)
Age: 3+
Make something that moves then test it in the Experiment Zone!

Time: 10.00–17.00 daily
Age: Toddlers under 4
Borrow one of the museum’s fabulous Construction Packs and let your toddler measure, bang and hammer their way through the museum.

Time: 11.00 and 13.30 daily
Age: 2–4
A Makaton-friendly adventure which takes you around the museum to find out how our bodies work like machines.

And if you’ve still not checked out their blazing smash-hit exhibition, The Sun this could be your last chance as it closes at the end of March (extended due to popular demand!). Children go free to The Sun with a paying adult.

Half term fun - People sat on stools watching film footage the sun

February Half Term Fun at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield

Until 23 February 2020
Free entry


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