Erewash Museum has the late summer wrapped up with fun themed weeks to keep the kids occupied in the long school holidays.
Learn all about different types of captive bred birds in Wildlife Week, boldly go into an arts and craft session in Science Fiction week and be whisked away with the fairies at the Enchanted Garden event.
Dates for the diary are:
Mini Beast Week 13-17 August
All things great and small, not to mention creepy and crawly, will be slithering into the museum for this Mini Beast Week. Children can learn about the fascinating world of insects, hunt for bugs in the museum gardens and experience exotic bug handling plus other activities. Thursday 16 August is Bug Day with animal handling, for which there will be a small charge, along with other free activities.
Wildlife Week: 20-24 August:
Try your hand at making animal masks and snake finger puppets when Wildlife Week flies in during 20-24 August. Free animal-themed crafts and activities will be on offer Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tuesday will see the museum welcoming Woodie’s Wings, a charity that looks after captive bred birds that are no longer able to be cared for by their current owners.
Science Fiction Week: 28 August – 1 September:
May the force be with you as you join in with the crafts when Science Fiction week beams in from 28 August -1 September. Free crafts including alien-style finger puppets and geeky bookmark making will be on offer from Tuesday to Friday with the return of the ever popular Storm Troopers from Star Wars visiting on Saturday for some intergalactic fun and games!
Enchanted Garden: Saturday 15 September:
Get ready to be whisked away to the magical world of fairies when the free Enchanted Garden event comes alive. Meet the Queen of the Fairies, the magical unicorn and make a wish in the grotto, look out for fairy doors in the museum gardens, take part in craft activities and be prepared to be sprinkled with magic dust! Come in costume or as a fairy or elf. The fun is on Saturday 15 September between 11am-3pm. Some activities are chargeable.
Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Mike Wallis, says:
“Erewash Museum have really excelled themselves this year with the events and themed weeks, alongside the fun of the beach, there really is something for everybody whatever you have an interest in!”