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Little Explorer Days

Ideal for 3-5 years, Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities encouraging learning through play.


These days are open to public and groups.


Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the Exhibition Floor.


These days are open to both the public and groups however if you are wishing to attend with a group then we would recommend you book in advance. Please contact a member of the STEM Learning Team on 01224 640 340 for more details


On Little Explorer Days, normal entry prices apply.


There is a discount for nurseries and playgroups who book in advance.


For these groups we can offer our special educational group rate of £3.75 per child with accompanying adult helpers free (up to a ratio of 1:3). Groups who book will also get their own private workshop! If you would like to book in your nursery or playgroup for any of our Little Explorer Days, please call our STEM Learning Team on 01224 640 340.






January 23rd & 27th

Colour, Light & All things Bright

Join us on the 23rd & 27th of January to discover the world colour and light! What objects make light? What are shadows? This and more with hands-on activities, storytelling and play. Best suited for little scientists AGED 3-5 YEARS.

February 20th & 24th

Sound all Around

What makes sound? How do we hear? On Little Explorer Day on 20th & 24th Feb when we’ll explore how vibrations work to make sound in instruments, using hands-on craft and learning through play. Join us on the floor for more fun with sound as we make (rudimentary) phones and communicate by picking up good vibrations.

March 21st & 25th


Explore space in our interactive “Journey through the Solar System Show” and get hands-on with our space-themed floor activities and storybook sessions.

April 17th & 22nd

Fun with Fossils

Discover how the giants of the past lived millions of years ago. What they ate, how large they were and find and handle some fossils in our dig pit.