Family activities take place every day throughout the school holidays. 

These events are free to Thinktank ticket holders (Thinktank entry charge applies).

Interactive Drop-in Sessions

11am - 12noon

Join us on the galleries for the ultimate interactive experience. This week we will be exploring the natural world using our wildlife handling collections, get close to skulls, taxidermy specimens and fabulous fossils.

Storytelling: The Obvious Elephant Story-telling


Join us as we tell you the story of The Obvious Elephant. Help the people of the town try and find out what has appeared where they live. Is it a bin? Is it a train? Who knows? The story is told as part of an Interactive session where everyone can join in the fun. 

Arts Activities

3pm - 4pm

Get creative with one of our exciting Wildlife themed arts activities that you can take home. The activity changes daily but is suitable for all ages and is a great way to be creative at the end of the day.

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.