Half Term activities @ Thinktank, Birmingham (24 Oct – 1 Nov)

October 24, 2009toOctober 31, 2009

Thinktank, BirminghamThe Beauty of Science
See some of the most beautiful science around and we will explain how and why these amazing sights and sounds happen. Discover the beautiful side of science!

  • Suitable for all
  • Weekends and Birmingham school holidays
  • 2.15pm
  • Thinktank Theatre, Level 2

Who stole the show?
Join us on a journey to stop Dr Ken Evil’s plot to spoil the theatre performance! Take a trip through the worlds of music, colour and movement, and find out about the science behind the art!

  • Suitable for Under 8s
  • Weekends only over half term
  • 12 noon
  • Classroom Banneker, Level 1

Animation workshop
Have you ever wanted to make an animation like Wallace & Gromit? Join us for a modelling workshop that brings clay to life through the science of stop frame animation. Bring a USB memory stick and take the finished product home.

  • Suitable for over 8’s
  • £1.95 to Thinktank visitors
  • Weekends and Birmingham school holidays
  • 12.45pm
  • LEGO Robo Lab, Level 1
  • Tickets MUST be purchased in advance and are not available on the door.  Children will not be admitted unaccompanied.  Accompanying adults must also purchase a ticket.

Sea Life Safari
Join us for some highly interactive sessions with our handling collections. If you thought museums were places where you were not allowed to touch anything, think again!
Every day during weekends and school holidays, our enthusiastic team of Gallery Enablers will lead one of our interactive object handling sessions.  For more information on the session running on the day of your visit, please ask a Gallery Enabler once you have arrived.

  • 3.00pm, weekends and Birmingham school holidays
  • Sensational Sea Life Safari

Annamation storytelling
Join Annamation, the professional storytellers, for some amazing tales that will excite and entertain the under 8’s and give Mum and Dad a chance to rest their feet!

  • Under 8’s
  • 26 – 30 Oct, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
  • Banneker classroom, Level 1
  • Free to Thinktank ticket holders

Powwow facepainters
From delicate cheek art to gruesome injuries and everything in between, our facepainters can transform you into beauty or the beast!

  • 26 – 30 Oct, 11am to 3.30pm
  • Throughout museum
  • 50p per child

Science vs. Art – costumed interpretation
Join us for a costumed ‘battle’ between those arguing the merits of science versus those defending the arts. Thinktank’s historical collections will be used by the performers to fight their cause. Who will be your champion?

  • Sat 31st October
  • In the museum galleries

Change of Heart
A show which pulses through the history of the heart
The centre of our being, the heart of our passions or just a simple pump?  This fast moving show looks at our attitudes and understanding of the heart, portrayed using drama and comedy as we look at the past, present and possible future of the heart.

  • 12.30pm, 3.30pm, Sun 1 Nov
  • Talking Point, Level 3

Scientists in the lab
Have you ever wondered what scientists actually do? Come and meet real research scientists for a fun and exciting day. Talk to them about anything you want and find out what it is really like to work in a lab. See some of their equipment and maybe even have a go at some of their techniques!

  • Selected days 26 – 30 Oct
  • Talking Point, Level 3
  • Free to Thinktank ticket holders

Full Steam Ahead
Every day our heritage team powers up one of the largest daily working collections of steam driven engines! Watch these magnificent machines rumble into life, snorting steam and pounding with power.

  • Every day, 11.00am – 3.00pm
  • Level 0

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG