Children's activities at The Oxfordshire Museum | Oxfordshire County Council

Children's activities at The Oxfordshire Museum

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

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Science Oxford

Wednesday 31 May - The Science of Magic with Science Oxford

  • 2 -3pm
  • £5 per person
  • Ages 7-11

If you like magic, you will love Science Oxford’s new family show that explores the science behind some the world’s favourite magic tricks. Watch in awe as water vanishes from a glass before your very eyes, learn how to make an egg swim and discover how the disappearing coin trick is done - maybe! Join us for lots of fun and interactive demonstrations from Science Oxford’s very own science genies. Suitable for all budding Harry Potters and Hermione Grangers – no wands required! How to book.

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Wednesday 31 May - Dinosaur discovery workshops

  • 10.15 – 11.15am, 11.45am – 12.45pm
  • Ages 5-7
  • £8 for children, adults free

Calling all budding palaeontologists! Bring your children along to our dinosaur-themed hands-on workshop at the Oxfordshire Museum, where they can unearth buried bones, excavate their own fossil and design and construct a moving pterodactyl.

They’ll also find out what soap has got to do with fossils and why a chocolate bar is like a pumice stone!

Download a leaflet

For a full range of all the events please read The Oxfordshire Museum leaflet (pdf format, 7Mb)

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©

Dinosaur garden and interactive dinosaur gallery

Dinosaur
  • 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
Email: HOOH@oxfordshire.gov.uk

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Last reviewed
19 May 2017
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