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UCM-Summer-2015-BANNER-885x432-V3Summer at the Museums 23 July – 2 September 2015

With over 20 different events happening over the next week, you’ll find plenty of alternatives to soggy picnics and washed out trips to the beach. So give the wellies a rest and come and join us at one of the following…

Friday 31 July

Peg People
St Neots Museum

Travel back in time and visit our Edwardian shop to make your own old fashioned shoppers and soldiers.
11am–3pm, all ages
£3 per child – Drop-in

Saturday 1 August

Sun Prints
Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Collect fallen leaves and petals from the Garden and make a picture using sunlight.
11am–3pm, all ages
£3 per child / Adults normal admission – Drop-in

Anglo Saxon Adventure
Ely Museum

Anglo Saxons are visiting Ely Museum! Join in with Anglo Saxon activities and crafts.
11am–4pm, all ages
Normal admission applies – Drop-in

Monday 3 August

FungiAll about that Fungus
Whipple Museum

Join us for a fun-gal experience at the Whipple Museum! Examine our fungi models and make your own model to take home.
11am–1pm, all ages
FREE – Drop-in

Knights and Dragons
Great St Mary’s Church

Hunt for dragons and make your own shield with a personal coat of arms.
11am–2pm, all ages
FREE – Drop-in

Tuesday 4 August

10537162_595133453939700_1444512014898870270_nFamily Art Week
Fitzwilliam Museum

Create your own works of art to take home or add to our group installation. Explore and experiment with different art materials using the Museum’s collections for inspiration.
11am–1pm / 2–4pm, all ages
FREE – Drop-in

Zoology Club – Meet a Mangrove Conservation Scientist
Museum of Zoology, Department of Zoology
Using Skype, speak to conservation scientist Dr Dan Friess and find out about life in the mangroves in Singapore. Get your questions ready about anything from crabs and snakes to field work. Open to all.
11am–12.30pm, ages 13-18
FREE – Pre-book 01223 769355 / umzc@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Potty about Herakles
Museum of Classical Archaeology

Discover the adventures of Herakles, the ultimate Greek hero. Handle pieces of ancient Greek pottery and design your own Herakles inspired vases.
2–3.30pm, ages 7–11

******** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED******

Wednesday 5 August

Towers and Rockets
Cambridge Museum of Technology

Design, build and test your own tower and rocket. A range of experts will be on hand to provide advice and tips.
10am–12.30pm, ages 7+
Normal admission applies – Pre-book info@museumoftechnology.com

Under the Sea
Norris Museum

Rhyme time for the under 5’s.  Discover creatures that lived here millions of years ago in a tropical sea! Fossils to handle, songs to sing and craft activity to take home.
10–11am/11.30am–12.30pm, ages 5 and under
FREE – Drop-in

Dangers at Sea
Wisbech & Fenland Museum

Make a pirate hat, eye patch and a shipwreck collage.
10.30am–2.30pm, all ages
50p per child – Drop-in

Conducting Carrots!
Centre for Computing History

Explore circuits, resistance and conductivity at this lively workshop.
11am–12pm, ages 7+
Normal admission applies – Pre-book 01223 214446 / http://www.computinghistory.org.uk

Family Art Week
Fitzwilliam Museum

Create your own works of art to take home or add to our group installation. Explore and experiment with different art materials using the Museum’s collections for inspiration.
11am–1pm / 2–4pm, all ages
FREE – Drop-in

Drawing out Science Activity Day
The Polar Museum

Be inspired by science and get creative! Includes experiments, drawing activities and much more.
11am–4pm, all ages
FREE – Drop-in
Bookable drawing workshops at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/events

Create with Clay
Saffron Walden Museum

History gets hands-on as we make clay figurines inspired by the Museum’s collection.
11am–1pm / 2–4pm, all ages
FREE / Adults normal admission – Drop-in

Pirates Ahoy!
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Pirate themed adventure. Follow a map to find some treasure and make your own pirate cutlass.
12–4pm, all ages
Normal admission applies – Drop-in

Translucent Artworks
Stained Glass Museum, Ely

Get inspired by stained glass and make your own translucent creations out of recycled materials.
2–4pm, ages 4+
£2 per child – Drop-in

Thursday 6 August

Get Creative with Science
The Polar Museum

Explore the stories behind science. Join us for science story time followed by drawing activities with artist, Emma Stibbons.
10–11.30am, ages 4–8
FREE – Pre-book museumevents@spri.cam.ac.uk

Viking Vessels
Ely Museum

Find out about the world of Vikings and make your own Viking long ship.
10.30am–1pm, all ages
£3 per child – Pre-book 01353 666655 / admin@elymuseum.org.uk

Photographs Through the Ages!
Museum of Cambridge

Transform yourself for a Victorian ‘selfie’ using costumes and photo studio backdrops. Explore old and new photographs and create a personal scrap book.
10.30am–12pm / 2–3.30pm, ages 5+
£2 per participant (or 5 weekly workshops for £8)
Pre-book 01223 355159 /events@museumofcambridge.org.uk

Electronics Lab – Build a Bug
Centre for Computing History

Build a crawling micro-bug at this workshop for budding electronics engineers or anyone interested in learning to solder.
11am–1pm, ages 7+
£22.00 per participant (includes cost of kit and entry to museum) – Pre-book 01223 214446 / www.computinghistory.org.uk

Family Art Week
Fitzwilliam Museum

Create your own works of art to take home or add to our group installation. Explore and experiment with different art materials using the Museum’s collections for inspiration.
11am–1pm / 2–4pm, all ages
FREE – Drop-in

Boxing Clever
St Neots Museum

Go underground in the Great War. Make a bird in a box and a marble puzzle.
11am–3pm, all ages
£3 per child – Drop-in

Pirates Ahoy!
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Pirate themed adventure. Follow a map to find some treasure and make your own pirate cutlass.
12–4pm, all ages
Normal admission applies – Drop-in

Roman Holiday
Burwell Museum & Windmill

Summer time, Roman style! Hop on our time travelling bus and discover how Romans spent their summers. Catapult and mosaic crafts, games, trails and Centurion challenges.
2–5pm, all ages
£2 per child / Adults normal admission – Drop-in

For a complete guide to what’s happening across the summer, download your FREE Summer at the Museums programme here, or pick up one form any participating venue. You can find out more through our weekly updates blog, Facebook and Twitter.

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