Family Activities



    • Super Senses

    29th April and  6th, 13th, 20th May
    10am - 3pm

    What are taste buds? How does the nose smell?

    Find out all about your sense of taste and smell by taking part in some fun activities.  Discover how taste and smell are linked, find out if you are a supertaster by taking the supertaster test and take part in the mystery smell game.

    Normal museum admission charges apply. FREE entry if you already have an annual pass.

    • May Half Term: Body Lab

    29th May - 2nd June
    11am - 3pm

    Make fake poo, sick, blood, snot and wee!

    Think snot is gross and unnecessary? Not sure of the purpose of poo? Baffled by wee and why it changes colour?  Don't worry, we're here to help! We'll explain the purpose of all these things and their importance to a healthy body in these fun hands-on workshops. 

    Don't forget that if you already have an annual ticket you will get in for free!


    • Pets As Therapy

    17th and 24th June
    10am - 3pm

    Meet some of our favourite therapy friends and learn about their work in the community.

    17th June: Pets As Therapy Dogs

    Enjoy some cuddles and find out how dogs enhance lives everyday with their visits to residential homes, hospitals, hospices, schools, day care centres and prisons. 

    24th June: Therapy Ponies

    Say hello to some beautiful ponies from KL Pony Therapy and find out about their work in care homes.

    • Summer: Disease Detectives

    24th July - 1st September (Weekdays)
    11am - 3pm

    Investigate great scientific pioneers of the past and explore the high tech world of today's modern physicians.

    Watch this space for more details.

    • October Half Term: Eye Dissection Workshops

    23rd - 27th October
    11am - 3pm

    Discover the fascinating organ that is the eye in these hands-on workshops.

    Dissect an eye* to understand how the lens, cornea, iris, optic nerve and retina work together to create the  images we see. Learn about the blind spot, vitreous and aqueous humor, why we blink, the purpose of tears and how to look after your eyes.

    Normal museum admission charges apply, but don't forget that if you already have an annual ticket, then admission to the museum is free and you will only need to pay for the workshop!

    Workshops will take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

    Please note:
    There is a small charge of £3 per eye payable on the door.
    Children must be supervised and we will issue one eye and one scalpel per supervising adult. We ask that adults supervise no more than 3 children.

    *Non-human eye

    • Quiet Mornings

    To offer a calmer environment, audio in the ground floor galleries is turned down between 9.30am - 11am on the first Sunday of every month.
    Quiet Mornings in 2017 take place on:
    5th February
    5th March
    2nd April
    7th May
    4th June
    2nd July
    6th August
    3rd September
    1st October
    5th November
    3rd December


We are now affiliated with Leeds Children’s University