Children's activities at Oxfordshire Museum

Crafts, family drop-ins, trails and holiday fun for children and families.

Download a leaflet

For a full range of all the events please read The Oxfordshire Museum leaflet (pdf format, 258Kb)

Family fun

For families to enjoy during museum opening hours:

  • Hands-on, interactive gallery displays
  • Dressing up
  • Puppets, puzzles and colouring pencils
  • 3D glasses to bring treasures to life
  • Free trails, backpacks and explorer bags
  • Activities for under 5s with Tom the Sheepdog
  • Cosy reading corners
  • CafĂ©

February half-term activities

16 February 10.30-11am 

Tom tots

Songs, stories and craft for the under fives. £1.50 per family group

16 February 2-4pm

Drop in - Who do you Love?

Make an affectionate token to your favourite person, pet, sports team or pop group.

Activity inspired by out ‘Tokens of Love’ exhibition. £2 per participant

18 February 2-4pm

Drop in - Labels in Latin

Explore the Roman world, learn some Latin phrases and make a Roman inspired door sign to take home. £2 per participant.

Science Oxford Workshops

6 April 2016 10-11am and 11.30-12.30pm

Dinosaur Discovery

Why is a chocolate bar like a pumice stone? What has soap got to do with fossils?

Find out the answers to these questions and more at this fun and interactive family workshop from the Science Oxford team. Become a junior palaeontologist and unearth buried bones, build a flapping pterodactyl and excavate your own fossil in this workshop for 5 to 10 year olds and their families.

Limited to 30 each session (including adults) £8 per child, adults free
Book at Science Oxford website

6 April 2016 1.30-3.30pm

Build It!

Calling all engineers! Are you ready for a challenge?

Join the Science Oxford family team for an afternoon of engineering excitement at this inventive and practical workshop for 6-12 year olds. Learn about the engineering design process as you build, test and improve your creations, making opening bridges, moving cars and more!

Limited to 40 each session (including adults) £10 per child, adults free
Book at Science Oxford website

Dinosaur garden and interactive dinosaur gallery

  • Meet our life-size Megalosaur
  • Explore our garden with its Jurassic plants
  • Feed the dinosaurs in the gallery
  • Dinosaur puppet theatre
  • Discover dinosaur bones, fossils and what they can tell us
  • Learn about the Shire of the Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaur DVD

More information

For all enquiries about children's activities call
Tel: 01993 814106

Or visit the our learning and access pages.

For additional information about school's educational visits:
Tel: 01865 300639

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Last reviewed
12 January 2016
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