This spring half term, the Science and Industry Museum invites families to explore a dizzying range of world-changing ideas, inventions and innovations that were conceived right here in our city.

As a celebration of ‘Manchester Firsts’, the museum will offer hands-on entertainment and insight into the area’s revolutionary technological heritage.

Architects and inventors of all ages can get involved with the twice-daily Mega Makers indoor playground, inspired by the restoration work currently taking place around the museum. Visitors can reimagine Manchester’s industrial origins by building their own structures out of foam cogs, cylinders and bricks.

Experiment is being updated with a new look and new interactives. Experience Heat Vision with a thermal camera, play with magnetic art and throw some shapes to tell stories with the shadow wall.

Elsewhere, the museum’s expert Explainers will be on hand at Science Stops to introduce curious minds to the process of invention; fostering an idea from genesis to creation, after which there is the opportunity to concoct your own contraption. The Explainers will also provide a story time, again twice a day, in which imaginative younger visitors will enter the world of whizz-kid inventor Izzy Gizmo, helping her out with props and ropes.

The museum is still undergoing a multi-million-pound transformation, areas like the Power Hall will remain closed to the public. However, there’s still plenty for families to do, see and enjoy during the holiday period.

The Science and Industry Musem’s half term activities will run from Sat 2 Apr-Mon 18 Apr. Book your tickets using the button below.


A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 2 Apr - Mon 18 Apr, Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 22 Mar 2022