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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.






24 (Schools/Groups)/25/28 January


Join us for a day of prehistoric adventure as we explore the science behind dinosaurs!

SOC 0-01a. I understand that evidence varies in the extent to which it can be trusted and can use this in learning about the past.

22 (Schools/Groups)/25 February

Colour & Light

Discover the world colour and light! What objects make light? What are shadows? This and more with hands-on activities and play.

EXA 0-02a. I have the freedom to discover and choose ways to create images and objects using a variety of materials.

21 (Schools/Groups)/25 March


What is weather? How does rain work? Join us to explore.

SCN 1-05a. By investigating how water can change from one form to another, I can relate my findings to everyday experiences..

26 (Schools/Groups)/29 April


Explore senses! Hands-on activties, play and more as we discover how our senses work.

SCN 0-12a I can identify my senses and use them to explore the world around me.

16 (Schools/Groups)/20/21 May

People Who Help Us

Who will help us if we feel poorly? What kind of things does a scientist do? Who will we call if someone is in trouble? Meet and learn about the people who help us!

SOC 0-16a By exploring my local community, I have discovered the different roles people play and how they can help.

21 (Schools/Groups)/24 June


Explore technology with us!

TCH 0-09a/ TCH 1-09a I am developing problem-solving strategies, navigation and co-ordination skills, as I play and learn with electronic games, remote control or programmable toys.