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Half-term Family Activities

You’ll find plenty to keep the family entertained in our museums this half-term. From drawing and printing to dinosaurs and opera, here’s what’s coming up…

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Drawing Together Eduardo Paolozzi: Drawing and collage
Wednesday 27 May, 12 – 3pm
Drop-in and draw at the Museum with activities and inspiration available from the Fitz Family Welcome Point.
Free, drop-in

Print-Power-copy-1000x750Kettle’s Yard
Print Power
Thursday 28 May, 10am – 3pm
Explore the New Rhythms exhibition and learn about the fascinating work of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Experiment and create your own lino prints inspired by his work and the exhibition. Led by artist Jo Miller.
Ages 11–14s
£10 per child, booking essential
All materials and lunch provided.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Did dinosaurs paint their toenails?
Friday 29 May, 10am – 1pm; 2 – 5pm
Palaeontologists (people who study dinosaurs) don’t know for sure what colour dinosaurs were. Come and do your own research then make and decorate a pair of dinosaur feet to wear home.
Free, drop-in

shackleton's catThe Polar Museum
Shackleton’s Cat
NOW FULLY BOOKED
Join English Touring Opera as they perform their new children’s opera. Featuring nine performers including singers and players, Shackleton’s Cat tells the story of the voyage and destruction of the Endurance 100 years ago, and the subsequent tale of survival against all odds. The opera features an ingenious set, with maps and images from the expedition, interactive songs and a puppet cat.

Lots of family activities and resources are available across all of our museums. Find out more on the University of Cambridge Museums website.

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