Object handling with Professor Pickle or Doctor Pumpkin
Sat 23 to Mon 25 October and Fri 29 to Sun 31 October - 11.30am/ 12.30pm/ 1.30pm
Join Professor Pickle or Doctor Pumpkin in the Museum as they share the stories and the science behind the fascinating lights and mirrors in the Lucas Collection. How they work, how they were made, what powered them. Our scientists will certainly enlighten you with these pop-up sessions!
Spotlight on Science Show
Tue 26 to Thu 28 October -11.30am/ 12.30pm/ 1.30pm
Back by popular demand. Ignite your scientific knowledge of lights and mirrors with our fantastic Spotlight on Science show. Join us for a 25 minute live spectacular full of cool interactive demonstrations and light inspired science. Attendance is on a first come first served basis and be ready for some fun!
Esports Discovery Days
Sat 23 to Thu 28 October - 10am to 4pm
The University of Warwick has transported their brand new, state-of-the-art Esports Centre to the Museum with a whopping 24 gaming stations.
Come and choose from 3 racing games to play (Trackmania, Rocket League and F1 2020). Can you top our Trackmania Time Trial leaderboard? There will be gaming prizes up for grabs!
Entry to the Esports Centre is included in Museum entry. Click here to find out more.
Black Cat Trail - Every day
It wouldn’t be October half-term without our Black Cat Trail! Search around the Museum for the hidden black cats and, with a torch, discover the colour of each cat's eyes! Available every day, just pick up a trail sheet from our Welcome Gallery by the main entrance and remember to return for your sticker! Suitable for all the family.
Take Home Activity - Make Your Own Optical Illusion
Come and collect an activity bag and make your own Phenakistoscope (pronounced fee-na-kiss-toe-scope) - an early animation device. You can cut it out, colour it in, paint it or even add glitter. You won’t believe your eyes when you make this amazing optical illusion!
Please collect this from the Collections Centre before 4:30pm, there is one per child.
NOTE: All activities are included in Museum admission. All activities are suitable for 3+ years with adult supervision, unless otherwise specified.
Our October online activities are all about car safety. So, even if you're not able to visit the Museum, you can still join in with the fun! Click here to take part!