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Events at The Manchester Museum.

13 Mar 2008

Sciencetastic Big Saturday on 15 March and Easter holiday activities.

Sciencetastic Big Saturday
Saturday 15 March, 11am - 4pm

Celebrate National Science and Engineering Week and Brain Awareness Week in Sciencetastic, a Big Saturday family fun day at The Manchester Museum on Saturday 15 March.

University of Manchester scientists, Stuart Allanand Ellen Poliakoff, will be exploring the brain through hands on activities including brain illusions and testing the senses through taste and touch, in What is your brain up to inside your head?

Other activities throughout the day will include a special guided tour Building stones of Manchester, exploring the geology of the building stones of Manchester. Science activities for younger visitors will involve the senses and will be taking place all afternoon. There will also be opportunities to extract DNA and learn about its structure and role in the cell, through a fascinating DNA extraction experiment.

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Easter Holiday activities at The Manchester Museum
Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 March and Monday 31 March to Friday 4 April

From ancient worlds to friendly frogs, and smashing pots to making your own Greek work of art, there's something for everyone this Easter at The Manchester Museum!

Drop into daily Ancient Worlds art and craft activities and find out about ancient civilisations including Benin, Egypt, Greece and Rome.

If you fancy a smashing time, why not join in our fun (and noisy!) Smashing Pots sessions. Decorate your own pot, smash it and learn how to put it back together again! Alternatively, join our Golden Fleece workshop and make your own golden fleece ram mask from the Greek Myth Jason and the Argonauts. For the under fives we will be looking at rare frogs from the Live Animals gallery in Magic Carpet with frog-themed stories, rhymes and craft.

Ancient Worlds: Daily, 11am - 4pm, All ages, Free, Drop-in Smashing Pots sessions: Tuesday 25 March & 1 April, 11.30am & 2pm, 6+, 1.50 per child, Book Golden Fleece workshops: Thursday 27 March & 3 April, 1 - 4pm, 6+, 1.50 per child, Drop-in Magic Carpet: Friday 28 March, 11am - 12 noon, Under 5s, 1, Book

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