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February Half Term

13 – 17 February 2023
Join us this February half term for a variety of brain baffling activities for families to enjoy

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Discover how your amazing brain works with our family fun activities this February Half Term. Take part in brain baffling optical illusions and find out how different brains work through interactive experiences.

 

Monday 13 February –   My Hero Optical Illusion Valentines card

Have fun with line drawing to create a eye-tricking card for a loved one. Who is the hero in your life? Suitable for years 3+ with some parent/ carer support.

£2.50 per participant

Timings: 10am – 3pm

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Monday  13 February – Bucks Heroes Drawing workshop for children aged 9+

Join Paul Chappell – illustrator in a 90 minute workshop teaching you how to create landscapes or locations for your Super hero or people drawings. Learn to draw with perspective.

£2.50 per participant

Timings: 10am-11.30am, 11.45am-1.15pm (places limited so book to avoid disappointment)

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Tuesday 14 February – Optical illusion thaumatropes and decotropes

These easy Victorian animation techniques will baffle your brains. Find out about early optical illusions and moving images before the time of television and make a toy spinner to take home. There is an easier and more difficult version for younger and older children. Suitable for years 3+ with some parent/ carer support.

£2.50 per participant

Timings: 10am – 3pm

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Wednesday 15 February  – Colourful kaleidoscopes

Use a craft kit to make your own kaleidoscope and see the world in a different way. This craft is a more fiddly one and younger children may need more adult support.

£2.50 per participant

Timings: 10am – 3pm

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Thursday 16 February – Quiet Books

A relaxed workshop making a calming quiet book using craft materials. In this session you will make pages from felt with objects to attach, flaps to lift and things to put in order. The resulting book can then be used as a sensory aid, especially helpful for children with autism and those with sensory disorders.

£5 per participant

Timings: 10am, 12pm and 2pm

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Thursday 16 February – Autism Reality Experience

Ever wonder what it’s like to live with Autism? This innovative experience gives non-autistic people a taste of what it is like to live with some forms of neurodiversity. The experience will allow you to try out some tasks while being overwhelmed by sights, sounds and smells. It will be especially useful for family and friends of neurodiverse people and people who work with others on the autistic spectrum.

FREE

Timings: any time between 10am and 4pm

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Friday 17 February – Museum object memory game

How does your memory really work? Find out in the ‘Your Amazing Brain’ exhibition and a special one-day dementia experience. Then make a matching card game to tax your brain muscles. You might learn something about our Museum collections too!

£2.50 per participant

Timings: 10am – 3pm

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Friday 17 February – Dementia Experience

This immersive experience provides an experience of what dementia might be like. It allows you to enter the world of a person living with dementia and understand simple changes that can be made to improve lives. This experience will be especially useful for family and friends of people with dementia and people who work with dementia patients.

FREE

Timings: any time between 10am and 4pm

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Saturday 18 February – Family museum finds handling

Come along to see and handle some special finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme and meet our archaeology expert, Arwen Wood.

FREE

Timings: any time between 10am and 4pm

No need to book

 

Saturday 18 February – Your Evolved Brain: Where our brain came from and why

Click here for all the details for this lecture and the others in the series

 

 

Unless otherwise stated activities will take place between 10am and 3pm. Please book your tickets online following the links above. Suitable for ages 3+ unless specified. Please note if you wish to visit the rest of the Museum and /or the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery you will need to also purchase a Discover Pass or Explorer Pass. Details below.

 

Kid’s Lunchboxes

Children will be able to pick and mix from a selection of items to make up their very own lunch box. Choose and purchase from our museum café, there are also paninis and light snacks, hot and cold drinks plus ice creams available to buy.

 

Make a day of it and visit our exiting new exhibition, Your Amazing Brain, new galleries plus why not visit the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery too!

There are 2 ticket options either our Discover Pass or our Explorer Pass.

A Discover Pass gives you access to the exhibition and all the rest of the Museum including, Your Amazing Brain and NEW galleries!

 

An Explorer Pass includes the Exhibition, NEW galleries PLUS the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery.

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Find out more about our admission charges here.

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13 – 17 February 2023
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