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Half Term activities .... 24th May to 1st Jun

A Thinktank Adventure with Pirates

Thinktank pirates story

Join Captain Shadow and his crew aboard the good ship Jammy Dodger! Help him in his quest for treasure as he faces mermaids and sea monsters upon the high seas

12 noon: 24/25 May & 31 May/ 1 June

11.30am & 2.30pm: 26 to 30 May

Classroom Banneker, Level 1


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! 


rspb logo Monday 26 May - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Discover more about the work of the country's largest nature conservation charity and how they hope to inspire everyone to give nature a home..

We Made It, Level 1 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

University of Birmingham logo Monday 26 May - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Join us for a spot of junk modelling. The Earth's resources are extremely valuable and are often discarded while there is still so much use that they can be put to! 
Talking Point, Level 3 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

pen room logo Tuesday 27 Feb - The Pen Museum
Discover more about this small, volunteer run, independent museum in the Jewellery Quarter. The museum contains an amazing collection of over 5,000 objects related to the Birmingham Steel pen trades and the history of writing.
We Made It, Level 1 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

University of Birmingham logo Tuesday 27 Feb - School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham
Discover the incredible world of bacteria and find out just how many bacteria live in and on your bodies and how they help you live in return.
Talking Point, Level 3  - 11.00am to 4.00pm

alfed logo Wednesday 28 May - Aluminium Federation
Come and meet Aluminium Alan, and discover all of the incredible uses that aluminium has, from cars to buildings, packaging to dressmaking!
We Made It, Level 1 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

northampton uni Thursday 29 May - Institute of Creative Leather Technologies, University of Northampton
We all own shoes, bags, clothes and sofas… but what material can they all be made from?  LEATHER! Find out all you need to know about leather, its manufacture, its applications and how we apply science to the process. 
We Made It, Level 1 - 11.00am to 4.00pm

NHS blood service
Thursday 29 May - NHS Blood and Transplant Service
Come and find out how vital it is to keep stored levels of blood and blood products at high levels. Discover what actually happens to your blood after donation and maybe even sign up to be a donor!
Talking Point, Level 3 
- 11.00am to 4.00pm

northampton uni Friday 30 May - Institute of Creative Leather Technologies, University of Northampton
We all own shoes, bags, clothes and sofas… but what material can they all be made from?  LEATHER! Find out all you need to know about leather, its manufacture, its applications and how we apply science to the process. 
We Made It, Level 1 - 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: 24/25 May & 31 May/ 1 Jun


peacock feather

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.

monsters of the past - T rex skull

Monsters From the Past

Join one of our lively Gallery Enablers for an exciting session looking at a variety of fossils and replicas of ancient animals. From the ferocious sabre toothed Smilodon to the largest shark to ever live, we have the evidence for you to handle and investigate.

Can you match the bones with the animals?




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 availibility)

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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Contact us

0121 348 8000
findout@thinktank.ac

 
 

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