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Light up the holidays with the Museum of Science and Industry

Light up the holidays with the Museum of Science and Industry

 

The Museum of Science and Industry tells the story of where science met industry and the modern world began. Its mission is to inspire all its visitors, including future scientists and inventors, with the story of how ideas can change the world, from the industrial revolution to today and beyond. They’ve an exciting line up for the festive season, check out these fantastic family events: 

LIGHT

Thursday 21 December 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018

Recommended for all ages

Please note: the museum will be closed 24–26 December and 1 January

Even in winter, you might need to grab your sunglasses at the Museum of Science and Industry as they explore the magic of light.

The museum has a brand-new show and activities taking place every day throughout the school holidays. Forget about light sabres as we make light battle it out in their Science Showdown, become a light detective and solve mysteries in our fluorescent workshop, and make your own beautiful light catcher to take home.

There’s something magical for kids of all ages, from pre-schoolers to older children and even their grown-ups.

 

LIGHT SHOWDOWN

Recommended for ages 5 and older

Free drop-in show

Join their Explainers for a Science Showdown all about Light.  UV, infrared, and visible light all want your vote… who wins? You decide. Join them for bright battles, hidden messages and lightbulb moments in this interactive science show.

 

GLOW DETECTIVES

Recommended for ages 7 and older

Free, tickets required due to limited capacity (book at the information desk)

Discover a hidden world in this fantastic fluorescent workshop. Find out what materials glow and why, then turn a torch* or your smartphone into a detector to reveal what’s glowing in the museum and in your home.

*Torches provided. Please note that UV-A lights are used in this workshop.

 

LIGHT CATCHERS

Recommended for ages 5 and older

Free drop-in activity

Get creative with all the family and make your own Light Catchers in this fun and easy workshop. Test it with light to see what colourful patterns, shapes and shadows you have made. Then take it home to create even more.

 

POWER PACKS FOR EARLY YEARS ENGINEERS

Recommended for toddlers under 4

Free lending packs available at the information desk

Pick up a Power Pack from the front desk and join one of their Explainers to explore the sights, smells and sounds of the museum’s giant engines in the Power Hall. This is a special guided session on how pretending and play can make the adventure even better for younger visitors.

 

There’s also all their regular programming including Engine Demonstrations where you can see some of the museums magnificent machines working and Manchester Mills highlighting the role Manchester played in the global cotton industry.

Plus, Christmas is also a great opportunity to visit the museum’s blockbuster exhibition, Robots. It features more than 100 robots, including interactive bots and Hollywood stars. The Robots activity trail, suitable for children aged 5 to 11, features drawing activities, talking points and an object hunt.

Admission to the museum is free. Tickets for Robots cost £8 adults/£5 children/free for age 6 and under. Ask for a free copy of the Robots activity trail at the ticket desk when booking.


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