Family activities take place every day throughout the half term holiday.

These events are free to Thinktank ticket holders.

Science Show: Mad Machines

1pm and 3pm

Inspired by the wonderful imagination of Rowland Emett, this half term’s show attempts to recreate three of his mad machines, famous or forgotten. His amazing cartoons, artwork and ‘things’ are on display in our temporary exhibition space. Expect the excitement of chemical reactions and explosions and the beauty of colour, light and shadow.

Storytelling: Robot Friends


Join one of the Museum Enablers as we meet a very special robot. Discover what makes the perfect robot and help bring it to life in this fun creative session. Ideal for under 8s.

Science Busking

10am - 12pm

You can see it, but can you believe it? Strange phenomena from the world of science.

Family Packs

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

This programme of activities may be subject to change.