There are lots of family activities taking place this summer and these are free to Thinktank ticket holders.

On Gallery Activities


Join us on the galleries for the ultimate interactive experiences. If you are the sort of person that likes to get stuck in and do things for yourself, then these sessions were made just for you!

Various locations around Thinktank.

Fossil Finder

2pm-2.30pm and 2.30pm-3pm

At the bottom of the sea, a treasure trove of fossil are waiting to be discovered. Build your own hunting machine and use it hunt for the hidden fossils. Once you have discovered your fossil use our identification charts to discover some fantastic facts.  Ideal for under 8’s.

In the Banneker Classroom, Level 1.

Arts and Crafts: Dino Activity


Come and get creative as we make a different prehistoric themed masterpiece every day, that you can take home.

In the Lunch Area, Level 0.

Family Packs

You can also borrow one of our fun filled backpacks specially designed for 3 - 7 year olds and their parents/ carers from the Ticket Desk. Each pack links to a variety of activities linked to one of our galleries.