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<ul><li><p>FREE ACTIVITIES</p><p>FRIENDLY </p><p>UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD MUSEUMS &amp; COLLECTIONSFAMILYFUN</p><p>Botanic Garden</p><p>Harcourt ArboretumPitt RiversMuseum</p><p>The Bate Collection</p><p>Museum of Natural History</p><p>The Ashmolean</p><p>Museum of the History of Science</p><p>APRIL SEPTEMBER 2016</p></li><li><p>OUR VENUES</p><p>HARCOURT ARBORETUM (NEAR NUNEHAM COURTENAY)</p><p>ARB</p><p>130 acres of woodland and meadow in Nuneham Courtenay. Buses X39/X40 from St Aldates and 116 from High Street. Guide dogs only. www.harcourt-arboretum.ox.ac.uk 01865 343501OPEN April October Mon Sat 10am 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am 5pmNovember Mon Sat 10am 4pm, Sun 11am 4pmDecember February Mon Fri 10am 4pmMarch Mon Sat 10am 4pm, Sun and Bank Hols 11am 4pm </p><p>FREE ENTRY FOR CHILDREN</p><p>ASHMOLEAN</p><p>ASH</p><p>Journey through time and across cultures with this amazing collection of art and archaeology. www.ashmolean.org 01865 278000</p><p>OPENTuesday Sunday 10am 5pmBank Holidays 10am 5pm</p><p>FREE ENTRY</p><p>BOTANIC GARDEN</p><p>BOT</p><p>Relax by the river or explore the glasshouses to find rainforest, desert, and insect-eating plants. Guide dogs only. www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk 01865 286690 OPENSeptember October 9am 5pmNovember February 9am 4pmMarch April 9am 5pmMay August 9am 6pm </p><p>FREE ENTRY FOR CHILDREN</p><p>MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY</p><p>NAT</p><p>FREE ENTRY</p><p>Brilliant bugs, fascinating animals, shining minerals and dramatic dinosaurs all under one sparkling glass roof!www.oum.ox.ac.uk 01865 272950</p><p>OPEN 10am 5pm every day</p><p>MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE</p><p>MHS</p><p>A fascinating collection of scientific instruments, including globes, sundials, clocks, and early electrical, chemical, and medical apparatus.www.mhs.ox.ac.uk 01865 277280</p><p>OPENTuesday Sunday 12 5pm</p><p>FREE ENTRY</p><p>PITT RIVERS MUSEUM</p><p>PITT</p><p>A remarkable collection of man-made objects from every corner of the world. Entrance via the Museum of Natural History.www.prm.ox.ac.uk 01865 270927</p><p>OPENMonday 12 4.30pmTuesday Sunday 10am 4.30pmBank Holiday Mondays 10am 4.30pm</p><p>FREE ENTRY</p><p>THE BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS</p><p>BATE</p><p>Discover a variety of musical instruments in the Western Classical tradition, from the mediaeval period to the present day.www.bate.ox.ac.uk 01865 276139</p><p>OPENMonday Friday 2 5pm (all year)Saturday 10am 12pm (University term-time only)</p><p>FREE ENTRY</p></li><li><p>WELCOMEWhether you are a new or a regular visitor, this is your guide to all of the family friendly activities coming up at Oxford University Museums and Collections in the next few months.</p><p>From planting to painting; the deep blue sea to the sky above us; storybook characters, historical figures, and myths and monsters - theres something for everyone!</p><p>Learn together, have fun together, and become a family of museum explorers together ... </p><p>WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER TODAY?Fri 25th Mar - Sun 10th Apr EGGSTRAORDINARY EASTER EGGVENTURE Eggsplore the Museums with an eggciting egg-hunters trail! Suitable for all During opening hours Drop-in</p><p>Sat 26th Mar - Sun 10th Apr EINSTEINS EASTER TRAIL Challenge yourself to solve Einsteins Easter puzzle. Help yourself from the Entrance Gallery. Age 7+ Anytime Drop-inSelf-help trail</p><p>Tue 29th Mar - Sun 10th Apr ARBORETUM EASTER TRAIL Follow the trail around the Arboretum. Find all the clues and solve the Easter puzzle. Suitable for all Starts from 10.30am Drop-in</p><p>Wed 30th Mar - Thu 31st Mar RABBIT HOP! Make some rabbit ears and a pom-pom Easter Bunny and join us for a rabbity adventure in the galleries. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Thu 31st Mar - Sat 2nd Apr HIDDEN TREASURES Peer up high and crouch down low to discover some of the museums hidden treasures. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Mon 4th Apr - Wed 6th Apr HIVE ALIVE! Create a buzz about bees. Find out why bees are the best, add to our giant hive and make a bee creation of your very own. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Tue 5th Apr CHICKS AND CUBS Find out which baby animals live at the Arboretum and make some little animals to take home with you. RSPB will be here too. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>EASTER HOLIDAYS</p><p>Wed 6th Apr SPRING GARDENING Get ready for National Gardening Week. Make your own plant pots and sow some spring seeds to take home and grow. Suitable for all 11am - 1pm Drop inSuggested donation 1 for materials</p><p>Wed 6th Apr - Thu 7th Apr ART WEEKS ACTIVITY: NOISY COLLAGECreate collages inspired by Turners painting of Oxford, and animate with sound! With artist Francesca Shakespeare. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Fri 8th Apr FABULOUS FUNDIALS Design and make your own decorative Easter sundial. Ages 5-11 2 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Need Make Use Watch out for Pitt Rivers events with this sign. These activities highlight problem-solving, design and creativity in the museum. </p><p>Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund</p><p>ARB</p><p>Most Family Friendly activities are free, donations are welcome.</p><p>www.museums.ox.ac.uk</p><p>NAT</p><p>MHS</p><p>New events are always being added, check out the venue websites for the latest information</p><p>ASH</p><p>ASH</p><p>BOT</p><p>MHS</p><p>ARB</p><p>PITTNAT</p><p>PITT</p><p>REGULAR ACTIVITIESEVERYDAY ARBORETUM BACKPACKS 10am - 4pm from 1 April FAMILY FRIENDLY TROLLEY During opening hoursBOTANIC BACKPACKS 9am - 4pmWEEKENDS FAMILY ACTIVITY KITS 2 - 4pmSATURDAYS SATURDAY OBJECT HANDLING 11am - 1pm FAMILY BACKPACKS 10am - 4pm SUNDAYS FAMILY FRIENDLY SUNDAYS 2 - 4pm </p><p>ARB</p><p>PITT</p><p>PITT</p><p>NAT</p><p>ASH</p><p>NAT</p><p>BOT</p><p>1st Mar 31st Oct BILLS BLOOMS!Look for plants William Shakespeare mentions in his plays and find out weird facts about them and their Elizabethan uses. Suitable for all During opening hours Drop-in Self-guided trail</p><p>Part of the Shakespeare Oxford 2016 celebrations</p><p>BOT</p></li><li><p>For more information, visit: www.museums.ox.ac.uk</p><p>Mon 11th Apr - Mon 30th MaySPRING TRAIL Follow the trail around the Arboretum to search for signs of Spring. Suitable for all During opening hours Drop-in</p><p>Sat 16th Apr - Sun 17th Apr FOLK WEEKEND Join us for Folk Weekend Oxford for storytelling, songs, games, and craft workshops. Make your own peg doll or musical instrument. Suitable for all 11am - 4.30pm Drop-in</p><p>Sat 16th Apr SKIN AND BONES Identify the mystery animals around the Museum with the first handson activity devised by the Museums new Youth Forum. 2-4pm Suitable for all Drop-in Special event </p><p>Sat 16th Apr BRILLIANT BRONZE AGE What was life like in the Bronze Age? Explore tools, pots, weapons and jewellery, and enjoy Bronze Age inspired crafts activities. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Wed 27th Apr SPRING IS HERE Seach for Spring flowers and signs that warmer weather is on its way. Enjoy songs, stories and crafts to take home. Under 5s 10.30am - 12.30pm Drop-in </p><p>Sat 30th Apr SCIENCE SATURDAYS Come and investigate real natural history specimens with real live scientists. Age 8+ 2 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>NEWEvery Thursday, term time only LITTLE ASH MOLES Explore, play and learn together in this fun gallery activity for under 5s (walkers to 5yrs) and their carers Under 5s 10.30 - 11.15am Drop-in, term time only</p><p>APRIL</p><p>NAT</p><p>NAT</p><p>ARB Wed 4th May TEDDY BEARS PICNIC Bring along your favourite teddy and enjoy stories, craft and more in the beautiful Botanic Garden. Dont forget your picnic! Under 5s 10.30am - 12.30 pm Drop inSuggested donation 1 for materials</p><p>Sat 7th May JAPANESE CHILDRENS DAY Come along and celebrate Childrens Day with us and learn about all things Japanese. Also listen in on some Japanese storytelling. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Mon 9th May A LITTLE LOOK AT THE OCEAN An active, hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Under 5s 10.30am and 11.30am Drop-in </p><p>Fri 13th May A LITTLE LOOK AT HATS An active, hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Under 5s 10.30am and 11.30am Drop-in</p><p>Sat 14th May MUSICAL MAY Find out more about our marvellous musical instrument collection, enjoy some live music, and make your own stringed instrument. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-inSat 14th May </p><p>MAY</p><p>DRAWING WITH CAMERA OBSCURASDiscover the secrets of Renaissance art and how to use a camera obscura to draw in perfect perspective. Age 7+ 2 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Sat 14th May FASCINATION OF PLANTS Come along to find out about the weird and wonderful world of plants. Meet local plant experts and take part in some fun hands-on experiments and crafts. Suitable for all 10am-4pm Drop-in</p><p>Tue 24th May CURIOUS CUBS Pick up one of our activity bags and explore the museum with Pebbles, Smokey and Huxley. Under 5s 10.30am - 12.30pm Drop-in</p><p>Every Thursday, term time only LITTLE ASH MOLES Explore, play and learn together in this fun gallery activity for under 5s (walkers to 5yrs) and their carers Under 5s 10.30am - 11.15am Drop-in </p><p>ASH</p><p>ASHSCIENCE SATURDAYS Science Saturdays this month are: 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, 28th MayCome and investigate real natural history specimens with real live scientists.Age 8+ 2 - 4pm Drop-in NAT</p><p>PITT</p><p>ASH</p><p>New events are always being added, check out the venue websites for the latest information</p><p>NAT</p><p>ARB</p><p>PITT</p><p>BOT</p><p>PITT</p><p>MHS</p><p>NAT</p><p>ASH</p><p>REGULAR ACTIVITIES</p><p>ARB</p><p>EVERYDAY ARBORETUM BACKPACKS 10am - 4pm from 1 April FAMILY FRIENDLY TROLLEY During opening hoursBOTANIC BACKPACKS 9am - 4pmWEEKENDS FAMILY ACTIVITY KITS 2 - 4pmSATURDAYS SATURDAY OBJECT HANDLING 11am - 1pm FAMILY BACKPACKS 10am - 4pm SUNDAYS FAMILY FRIENDLY SUNDAYS 2 - 4pm </p><p>ARB</p><p>PITT</p><p>PITT</p><p>NAT</p><p>ASH</p><p>NAT</p><p>BOT</p></li><li><p>Tue 31st May - Mon 1st Aug ROUND THE WORLD TRAIL Find out about trees from around the world and discover what the Arboretum is doing to protect them. Suitable for allDuring opening hours Drop-in </p><p>Sat 4th Jun WILD FAIR Celebrate Oxfords biodiversity with crafts, conservationists and family friendly talks. In partnership with BBOWT and Festival of Nature. Suitable for all 10am - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>Fri 10th Jun A LITTLE LOOK AT FEATHERS An active, hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Under 5s 10.30am and 11.30am Drop-in </p><p>Sat 11th Jun IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? Discover the art of medicine through objects, stories and activities. Age 9+ 2 - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>NEW Sat 11th Jun ASHVENTURE! ANCIENT ROMEJoin our gallery adventure as we explore some Roman objects. With activities, object handling, games and stories. Ages 4-11 2.30 - 3pm and 3.30 - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>JUNE</p><p>MHS</p><p>NAT</p><p>NAT</p><p>PITT</p><p>Mon 13th Jun A LITTLE LOOK AT DINOSAURS An active, hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Under 5s 10.30am and 11.30am Drop-in </p><p>Wed 15th Jun PETER RABBIT IN THE GARDEN Can you spot pesky Peter Rabbit?! Find your favourite veggies and do some taste testing. Have a go at the crafts and enjoy some stories. Under 5s 10.30am - 12.30pm Drop in Suggested donation 1 for materials</p><p>Sat 18th Jun ASHVENTURE! PORTRAITS Join our gallery adventure as we explore some portraits. With activities, object handling, games and stories. Ages 4-11 2.30 - 3pm and 3.30 - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>Sun 19th Jun FAMILY CONCERT Bate Family Gamelan Concert. All ages 3pm Tickets on the door 5.00 Holywell Music Room</p><p>Tue 21st Jun CURIOUS CUBS Pick up one of our activity bags and explore the museum with Pebbles, Smokey and Huxley. Under 5s 10.30am - 12.30pm Drop-in </p><p>Sat 25th Jun INCREDIBLE INSECTS Our insects are on the loose! Join us on Cornmarket in Oxford City Centre, as part of the Oxfordshire Science Festival. Suitable for all See website for details Drop-in </p><p>Every Thursday, term time only LITTLE ASH MOLES Explore, play and learn together in this fun gallery activity for under 5s (walkers to 5yrs) and their carers Under 5s 10.30 - 11.15am Drop-in</p><p>ASH</p><p>Mon 30th May - Sun 5th Jun HALF TERM ACTIVITIES Including gallery trails, word searches, drawing and colouring and hands-on our instruments. Suitable for all 2 - 5pm Drop-in In the Bate Collection</p><p>Tue 31st May - Wed 1st Jun UGLY BUG BALL Will you be the weirdest and most wonderful bug of all? Get dressed up and join us for a dance. With even more insect fun and bug bopping at the Story Museum. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in In collaboration with Story Museum</p><p>Tue 31st May A WORLD OF TREES Join in with some crafts inspired by our collection of trees from around around the world. BBOWT will be here too. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>Wed 1st Jun GREEN YOUR GARDEN Come and celebrate Oxford Festival of Nature and Low Carbon Oxford Week. Find out how green the Garden is, and how we encourage biodiversity. Suitable for all 11am - 1pm Drop in Suggested donation 1 for materials</p><p>Wed 1st Jun -Thu 2nd Jun MEET THE PHARAOH Discover the story of Pharaoh Taharqa and his life in Ancient Egypt, and make a pop-up shrine and statue. 1 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Thu 2nd Jun EXPLORER BACKPACKS Borrow a backpack full of activities and become a family of museum explorers. Suitable for all 2 - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>Thu 2nd Jun - Fri 3rd Jun AHOY THERE! Discover early voyages of exploration with maps, globes, and hands-on navigational instruments. Age 7+ 1 - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>Fri 3rd Jun - Sat 4th Jun TOTALLY TOTEM Discover the stories behind the carved figures of the Haida totem pole. Make your own family crest pole. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>ASH</p><p>PITT</p><p>MHS</p><p>PITT</p><p>ARB</p><p>BATE</p><p>NAT</p><p>NAT</p><p>ASH</p><p>ASH</p><p>BOT</p><p>New events are always being added, check out the venue websites for the latest informationFor more information, visit: www.museums.ox.ac.uk</p><p>SCIENCE SATURDAYS Science Saturdays this month are: 11th Jun, 18th Jun Come and investigate real natural history specimens with real live scientists. Age 8+ 2 - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>NAT</p><p>MAY HALF TERM</p><p>REGULAR ACTIVITIES</p><p>BATE</p><p>NAT</p><p>ARB</p><p>BOT</p><p>EVERYDAY ARBORETUM BACKPACKS 10am - 4pm FAMILY FRIENDLY TROLLEY During opening hoursBOTANIC BACKPACKS 9am - 4pmWEEKENDS FAMILY ACTIVITY KITS 2 - 4pmSATURDAYS SATURDAY OBJECT HANDLING 11am - 1pm FAMILY BACKPACKS 10am - 4pm SUNDAYS FAMILY FRIENDLY SUNDAYS 2 - 4pm </p><p>ARB</p><p>PITT</p><p>PITT</p><p>NAT</p><p>ASH</p><p>NAT</p><p>BOT</p></li><li><p>Wed 6th Jul BUGS, BEETLES AND BUTTERFLIES Join us for a minibeast hunt. Enjoy songs, stories and crafts to take home. Under 5s 10.30am - 12.30pm Drop-in </p><p>Fri 8th Jul A LITTLE LOOK AT COLOUR An active, hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Under 5s 10.30am and 11.30am Drop-in </p><p>Sat 9th Jul GLOBE-MAKERS Basement Gallery. Explore the museums collection of globes and make your own pocket globe. Age 9 - 13 2 - 4pm Drop-in 2 materials contribution</p><p>Mon 11th Jul A LITTLE LOOK AT TALL AND SMALL An active, hands-on exploration telling the tales of objects in the Museum. Under 5s 10.30am and 11.30am Drop-in</p><p>Sat 16th Jul ARCHAEOLOGY UNDERWATER: MEET THE DIVERSWhat do Marine Archeologists do? What kit do they need underwater? Meet some divers and find out more. Suitable for all 1 - 4pm Drop-in</p><p>Sat 16th Jul ASHVENTURE! SHIP AHOY! Join this nautical gallery adventure as part of the Archaeological Festival. With activities, object handling, games and stories.Ages 4-11 2.30 - 3pm and 3.30 - 4pm Drop-in </p><p>Tue 19th Jul CURIOUS CUBS Pick up one of our activity bags and explore the museum with Pebbles, Smokey and Huxley. Under 5s 10.30am - 12.30pm Drop-in </p><p>Tue 31st May - Mon 1st Aug ROUND THE WORLD TRAIL Find out about trees from aroun...</p></li></ul>

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