Following a deserved award for 2023’s Most Loved Family Experience at the I Love Manchester Awards, the Science and Industry Museum has unveiled a programme of imaginative and engaging activities for early years visitors aged 0-6, featuring brand new shadow puppet story times, playful Experitots sessions and more throughout 2024.

New for this year, a series of sensory story times invites young budding scientists to join a quest to return a bear left at Liverpool Road station using different types of transport across various terrains. Featuring sound effects, projection and creative entertainment, these captivating and interactive sessions take place every weekend during term time.

A new series of Curiosity Stops dotted around the museum promises to ignite little learners’ sense of wonder as a team of expert Explainers unveil the secrets of the scientific world with an array of fun, inspirational activities.

Taking place monthly, the popular Experitots sessions encourage toddlers and adults alike to enjoy the delights of scientific enquiry with range of fascinating activities across the Experiment Gallery and the blockbuster exhibition, Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You. Specially designed for ages 0-4, the gallery events invite guests to play with light, build towers and discover how heat moves in the body, while the Operation Ouch sessions chart a voyage of gleefully gross discovery through a super-sized human digestive system.

Every Saturday and Sunday during term time, the free and Makaton-friendly Mini Movers events allow under-5s to whirr, crank and clank their way around the Textiles Gallery to learn about the ways in which our bodies work like machines, while Construction Packs are available from the Information Desk for tykes to explore the ongoing work happening around the site, complete with a hi-vis vest, a hard hat and a selection of wooden tools.

For more information about the Science and Industry Museum’s early years activities and to book your visit, click here.

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The Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP
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www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk
Words:
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Mon 15 Jan 2024