Family Friendly Events, Activities and Workshops

Object Handling Every Saturday

Every Saturday 11.00 - 13.00 Free family friendly object handling in the Pitt Rivers. Discover more about wonderful and fascinating objects from the museum’s collection. 

Museum Family Backpacks

Available from the info point 10.00 - 16.00 every Saturday. Borrow a backpack full of activities and become a family of museum explorers.

Programme of Other Family Friendly Events

Fun ways to explore the museum and discover more about our exciting collections. Make something super to take home. FREE drop-in activities for children aged 5+ and special activities designed for under 5s. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Saturday 6 May, 13.00 - 16.00

See shadow puppets come to life and make your very own to take home with you.

Friday 12 May, 10.30 - 12.00

A fun and hands-on session for walkers to 5 years. Come along and see some of our fascinating objects and make something to take home with you.

Friday 2 June - Saturday 3 June, 13.00 -16.00

From fossilised squid to potatoes, the Museum has lots of objects that are believed to be magical. Make your own lucky charm bracelet or a witch in a bottle.

Friday 9 June, 10.30 - 12.00

A fun and hands-on session for walkers to 5 years. Come along and see some of our fascinating objects and make something to take home with you.

Friday 7 July, 10.30 - 12.00

A fun and hands-on session for walkers to 5 years. Come along and see some of our fascinating objects and make something to take home with you.

Sunday 2 July, 12.00 - 16.30

Join us at this year's Cowley Road Carnival for fun with object handling and crafts.

Saturday 29 July, 10.30 - 16.30

This year we move our annual day festival inside the Museum. Join us for object handling, crafts, special guests and live music.

Saturday 22 July - Sunday 3 September

Decide which of the Natural History Museum's biggest stars is your favourite. Then discover the best kept secrets in the Pitt Rivers.

Monday 31 July, 13.00 - 16.00

Drop in to the Museum to touch real museum objects and make something fun to take home.

Saturday 5 August, 13.00 - 16.00

Come along to make and play traditional games inspired by the collections.

Monday 14 August, 13.00 - 16.00

Drop in to the Museum to touch real museum objects and make something fun to take home.

Tuesdays 25 July, 8 August, 22 August, 14.00 - 16.00

Borrow a backpack full of activities and become a family of museum explorers.

Saturday 2 September, 13.00 - 16.00

Think like an Ancient Egyptian Pharoah and build your own tomb. What would you put inside?

Friday 8 September, 10.30 - 12.00

A fun and hands-on session for walkers to 5 years. Come along and see some of our fascinating objects and make something to take home with you.

Download our programme

All of the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities. To find out about current events download: What's On Spring - Summer 2017 (PDF)