Family Museum Engineers: Saturday Play Days
Learn about engineering and problem-solving in our interactive play sessions for the whole family
Designed for families to enjoy together, our Saturday Play Days invite you to explore engineering and creative problem-solving in a relaxed, open-ended play environment. Led by our expert Learning team, these interactive sessions encourage STEM-based learning through a range of unique resources that differ every month, with themed sessions inspired by our museum collections.
Not sure what STEM is? Don’t worry, you don’t really need to know what it is to enjoy and embrace these activities. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, which might sound complicated, but STEM-based play is important for early years learning, too! Exposure to any play that encourages children to figure things out, discover how things work and be creative can support STEM learning, and by attending these sessions, you'll soon realise that it's all around us, all the time.
Saturday 4 February 2023 – Playing about with Lights
Playfully explore the power of light through a variety of activities.
Saturday 11 March 2023 – British Science Week
Celebrate British Science Week (10-19 March) and join us to play with open-ended resources, inspired by this year's theme of connections.
Saturday 6 May 2023 – What Goes Up Must Come Down
Explore the concept of gravity and a range of possibilities for how to bring things up in the first place. Will we find cranes or rockets? Pulleys or catapults?
Saturday 10 June 2023 – Mechanical Minds
Explore the wonders of cogs, gears and cams through hands-on play
Saturday 8 July 2023 – Start Rolling
Wheels, tyres, and anything that could possibly roll any distance are the main ingredients for this playful set up.
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