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About this event

Our Hands on Base is open on Saturdays mornings for fun sessions that will explore different themes using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to name just a few.

Take part in a series of challenges that could have you trying on clothes, playing music, drawing and of course exploring objects. 

Drop in anytime between 11am to 12.30pm. Sessions are mainly aimed at families with children but everyone is welcome.      

January

  • 4 Jan: Flying Animals  - find out how different birds and animals fly and then touch taxidermy animals from our collection
  • 11 Jan: Flying Animals - find out how different birds and animals fly and then touch taxidermy animals from our collection
  • 18 Jan: Chinese New Year - find out how Chinese New Year is celebrated, then try on masks and costumes from our collection
  • 25 Jan: Chinese New Year -  find out how Chinese New Year is celebrated, then try on masks and costumes from our collection

February

  • 1 Feb: Animals - find out how and why animals change their bodies or behaviour to survive in the wild and then explore taxidermy animals from our collection
  • 8 Feb: Animals - find out how and why animals change their bodies or behaviour to survive in the wild and then explore taxidermy animals from our collection
  • 15 Feb: Permian Monsters - find out more about creatures from the Permian period and the volcano that almost ended all life on earth
  • 22 Feb: Permian Monsters - find out more about creatures from the Permian period and the volcano that almost ended all life on earth
  • 29 Feb: Carnival - find out why and how people in different countries celebrate Carnival, and then join in the celebration by trying on masks and playing instruments from our collection

March

  • 7 Mar: Carnival - find out why and how people in different countries celebrate Carnival, and then join in the celebration by trying on masks and playing instruments from our collection
  • 14 Mar: Save Our Planet - find out how different people around the world make the most of the natural resources around them and find out what you could do to help Save Our Planet

April               

  • 4 Apr: Save Our Planet - find out how different people around the world make the most of the natural resources around them and find out what you could do to help Save Our Planet
  • 18 Apr: Flying Animals
  • 25 April: City Nature Challenge - TBC

May

  • 2 May: Flying Animals - find out how different birds and animals fly and then touch taxidermy animals from our collection
  • 9 May: Oceans - find out about different creatures that live in the Ocean and then get up close to some amazing objects from our collection
  • 16 May: Urban Tree Festival - TBC
  • 23 May: Oceans - find out about different creatures that live in the Ocean and then get up close to some amazing objects from our collection