There are so many eggciting natural history themed events going on this Easter that it seemed like a good idea to put all of the egg-events into one basket-blog. Feel free to add anything we’ve missed into the comments, or email us at email@example.com.
‘Crafts, puzzles and activities for all ages relating to animals, Gerald Durrell and the Museum’s current exhibition Bones to Bronze.’
Bones to Bronze; Extinct Species of the Mascarene Islands
‘An incredible exhibition of beautiful and inspiring bronze sculptures created by the sculptor Nick Bibby depicting extinct species of the Mascarene Islands.’
3rd March – 23rd May
Dinosaur Isle Museum
A series of guided fossil walks, led by the Museum staff, scheduled to accommodate both the Isle of Wight half-term, and the mainland half-term.
Between 3rd and 31st April
Many events and activities inspired by Easter and the Museum’s temporary exhibition.
8th – 22nd April
Red House Museum, Christchurch
‘Hunt for pictures of cats hidden in both the Museum and garden (weather permitting). Goody bags as prizes if you find them all. Booking is essential.’
Willis Museum, Basingstoke
Many events and activities inspired by Easter and the Sainsbury Gallery exhibition.
8th – 22nd April
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
A large range of activities from UV Face Masks, to Royal Crowns, and Music Movers.
8th – 22nd April
Lapworth Museum of Geology
A number of events over the East Holidays including:
‘Search high and low in the Museum, to see if you can you find all of our dinosaur eggs on our egg hunt? Create some eggtastic arts and crafts and much, much more!’
Why Dinosaurs Matter
‘Join Professor Ken Lacovara, discoverer of the mighty 65 ton Dreadnoughtus schrani, and TV Presenter and UoB’s Professor of Public Engagement in Science, Professor Alice Roberts, to discover why we should study the ancient past.’
There are a number of events taking place over Easter at Manchester Museum. Further information to the events listed below can be found here.
Easter Holiday Activities: Springtime Flowerpot Labels
‘Get creative and celebrate Spring by making your own creature or flower lollipop-stick planter labels, to take away and brighten up your home or garden.’
3rd – 14th April
Big Saturday: Earth Day
‘Join in International Earth Day, celebrate what’s wonderful about our world and find out more about how we can care for it. With hands on experiments, opportunities to meet experts, arts activities and more.’
The Junk Child; Performance by Scallywags Theatre Company
‘Enter the junk world on an exciting adventure that explores our impact on climate, and what we can do to help prevent climate change. Expect beautiful puppets, funky ‘junk’ music, and imaginative storytelling. Meet the rulers of the junk world, discover the secret of the trees, and help to make the sun shine again.’
Booking is essential.
Hidden Object Stories
‘Museum objects can reveal many secrets about the natural world. Meet student experts from The University of Manchester who will be sharing the stories they have uncovered.’
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Activities over Easter include:
Easter Holidays: Brain Power!
‘See a real human brain up close and discover how this fascinating organ works. Make a colourful brain hat to wear and find out about all the different parts of your brain and what they do. On Tuesday 18th April you can say hello to Brain 4 maths, a group of scientists who invite you to take part in some mind boggling maths challenges.’
17th – 19th April
Eggstraordinary Easter Eggventure
‘Eggsplore the Museums with an eggciting egg-hunters trail. Joint trail with the Pitt Rivers Museum.’
8th – 23rd April
Natural History Museum, London
Behind the Scenes Tour
Join Science Educators for a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s zoology spirit collection. Although these tours run outside Easter, they will be more frequent over the holidays.
Four times a day on the following dates: 11th – 17th April, 22nd – 23rd April.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Family Activities: Sea and Do
‘Design a coastal or under-the-sea scene on a lightbox, make a badge featuring a sea creature, and use a microscope or magnifying glass to examine them more closely.’