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Pet Life Family Time!

Fun for the holidays, purrfect for all the family

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From cuddling bunnies to napping with cats, pets can bring us so much joy. 

Join us for a range of exciting activities where we will get to know the wonderful creatures that live amongst us. 

You'd be barking mad to miss it!  

Please note, real pets must be left at home. Imaginary, virtual or toy pets welcome at all times.


Storytelling: Comforting Creatures

Age 2+  |  Studio/Garden  |  11am, 12pm, 2pm  |  Free, just drop in

Many of us are not lucky enough to have our own pets but don't worry, for just outside our doors is a wonderful world of buzzing bees and busy bugs for everyone to enjoy!

Join our storyteller Olivia Armstrong for tales and legends of these tiny but mighty creatures. Discover ways in which you can help them flourish!


Pet Corner

Age 4+  |  Learning Pavilion  |  11am – 4pm  |  Free, just drop in

A bunny with beautiful spots, a dog with long flappy ears. Bring your family and get crafty making a felted pet pal to take back home. Explore what your pet needs to be happy with artist Chery Nguyen. What do they eat? Where do they live? Create a care label to ensure they are properly looked after.


Family Explorers

Age 2+  |  Galleries and Gardens  |  All day  |  Free, just drop in  

From bug hunting in the garden to scampering through the galleries, discover playful activities for a range of ages dotted throughout the Museum.

From adventure trails to explorer bags, there's lots to keep the little ones busy!  

Date
Sunday 22 August

Time
11 – 4pm

Cost
Free, just drop in

Location
Gardens, galleries and Studio

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