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.
MADE UP MACHINES
Time: 11.00, 11.30, 12.00 and 12.30
Use your imagination to create a machine to transports goods – will it push, pull, drop or lift? You decide!
MAKE IT MOVE
Time: 14.00–16.00 daily (drop in)
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
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.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.
Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.