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Half Term activities .... 25 Oct to 2 Nov

A Thinktank Adventure to Space - storytelling

Thinktank pirates story

Join one of the Gallery Enablers, a boy called George and his friends as they explore space to find out if the moon really is made of cheese.

12 noon: 25/26 Oct & 2/3 Nov

11.30am & 2.30pm: 27 to 31 Oct

Classroom Banneker, Level 1


Horrifying Science Show

horrifying science show 

Join us in the theatre for a family science show featuring everything from cauldron chemistry to things that go ‘bang’ in the night!

2pm & 3pm: 27 to 31 Oct

Approx 30 mins

Thinktank Theatre, Level 2 through shop


Meet the Expert

       

Scientists in the lab

Every day of half-term meet experts who work across all sorts of different fields! 

Have you ever wondered what scientists actually do? Come and meet real research scientists for a fun and exciting day. Find out what it is really like to work in a lab. See some of their equipment and maybe even have a go at some of their techniques! 


royal college of pathologists Monday 27 Oct - Royal College of Pathologists
Join the Doctors and bioscientists to discover all there is to know about taking medical samples and testing them for diseases! Take part in our survey on medical data and how much access people should have to it!  
Talking Point, Level 3 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

University of Birmingham logo Monday 27 Oct - Obesity Wars: Fitness versus Fatness, University of Birmingham
Join the team from the School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences to find out if the stairs really are as steep as you think. Is laziness an evolutionary advantage?
Millennium Point, Level 0 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

University of Birmingham logo Tuesday 28 Oct - Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham
Enter the world of biomedical engineering and find out about ceramic implants for spinal damage!
We Made It, Level 1 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

royal college of pathologists Tuesday 28 Oct - Royal College of Pathologists
Join the Doctors and bioscientists to discover all there is to know about taking medical samples and testing them for diseases! Take part in our survey on medical data and how much access people should have to it!  
Talking Point, Level 3 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

alcoa logo Wednesday 29 Oct - ALCOA
Join the aerospace engineers to find out about exotic materials and their uses in the modern aviation industry. 
We Made It, Level 1 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

Imeche logo Thursday 30 Oct - Institution of Mechanical Engineering
Meet lots of people and careers from the world of mechanical engineering. From engines to 3D models, get your hands dirty with IMechE!
We Made It, Level 1 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

University of Birmingham logo
Thursday 30 Oct - Centre for Liver Research, University of Birmingham
Come and find out all about possibly the most important organ in your body. You might know some of what it does, but it does far more than you might imagine!
Talking Point, Level 3 
- 11.00am to 4.00pm

University of Birmingham logo Thursday 30 Oct - Obesity Wars: Fitness versus Fatness, University of Birmingham
Join the team from the School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences to discover how much your weight really says about your health. How good a measure of your health is Body Mass Index and how can we be healthier in the modern world?
Science Garden - 11.00am to 4.00pm

BMW Hams Hall Friday 31 Oct - Apprentices from BMW Plant Hams Hall
Join the apprentices that form part of your local BMW engine factory. Join them to find out how the engines are made and put together and even have a go yourself!
We Made It, Level 1 - 11.00am to 4.00pm
University of Birmingham logo Friday 31 Oct - Robotics, University of Birmingham
Come and join the robotics experts and find out about how and why they make so many wonderful machines. Meet some robots and discover the challenges they face in this ever more technological world!
Talking Point, Level 3 - 11.00am to 4.00pm


Object handling

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Join us for some highly interactive sessions with our handling collections. If you thought museums were places where you were not allowed to touch anything, think again!

Every day during weekends and school holidays, our enthusiastic team of Gallery Enablers will lead one of our interactive object handling sessions. 

For more information on the session running on the day of your visit, please ask a Gallery Enabler once you have arrived.

3.00pm: 25/26 Oct & 2/3 Nov


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Amazing Animal Explorers

Join us for a sensory exploration of our world's diverse and exciting animal species. Travel across oceans and continents discovering the animals that live there. From peacock feathers to wild boar skins, we have it all for you to touch and see.

boy holding shark jaws

Sensational Sea Life Safari

In this multi-sensory hands-on experience, sight, sound, smell and touch are used to explore a range of creatures that live and have lived beneath the waves.






Drop-in sessions

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Join us on the galleries for the ultimate interactive experiences. If you are more the sort of person that likes to get stuck in and do things for yourself, then these sessions were made just for you!

11.00am - 12.00 noon & 3.00pm - 4.00pm (subject to availability)

Please ask a Gallery Enabler for more information


Science busking

Science busking

Take on one of our scientific phenomena and see if you can work out what is happening!


Boy with slime

Lab activities

Come and find out what it is like to be real scientist. Investigate the world around you and discover for yourself what, where, why, when and how things happen! Come into our new laboratory and try out our exciting experiments for yourself!

Arts Trolley

Arts and Crafts

For those of you that are more artistic, we have created a series of activities that target specific galleries in a far more creative manner. From paper aeroplane making to still-life drawing, there is something for everyone


Full Steam Ahead

Steam Engines

Every day our heritage team powers up one of the largest daily working collections of steam driven engines! Watch these magnificent machines rumble into life, pounding with power.

Every day, 11.00am - 3.00pm

Level 0

 
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0121 348 8000
findout@thinktank.ac

 
 

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