Family activities take place every day throughout the school holidays. 

These events are included in the Thinktank entry price.

The Science of Fright Show

Monday - Friday only, 1pm and 3pm

Have you ever wanted to build your own Monster! join us as we show you step by step how to build the ultimate spooky friend. Perfect for mad scientists of all ages who don't mind a bit of blood, bangs and bad jokes.

Spooky Storytelling


On a dark, dark day, in a dark dark museum all under 8’s are invited to come along and here a spook story. Join one of the Museum Enablers as they tell a classic tale to our younger visitors to get them in the mood for Halloween.

Arts Activities

3pm - 4pm

Get creative with one of our exciting Halloween-themed arts activities that you can take home. From snapping bats, to ghostly bookmarks, we’ve got just the right activity for you.

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.