Family activities take place on Saturdays and Sundays during the school holidays. 

These events are included in the Thinktank admission price.

Interactive Drop-in Sessions

11am - 12noon

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

Under 8’s Moon Buggies


Join the space crew engineering team to design and build a space buggy to send to the Moon. Use your imagination to create a super all-terrain vehicle. How many wheels will it have? Can it drill for rocks, transport heavy goods or have the ability to fly? You decide in this fun building workshop!

The session uses Lego Duplo which cannot be taken from the room but bring your cameras to capture your wonderful creation.

Arts Activities

3pm - 4pm

Get creative with one of our exciting Space 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.