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Family Spring Programme

Out of the Box

Pop into MUSA for our new Out of the Box activity in the galleries each month. Look inside the box to kick-start an exciting challenge, activity or craft. Take a closer look at objects, navigate the museum or solve the clues of our rhyming riddles. This is fun for all your friends and family. Activities are self-led, but MUSA staff will be happy to help you on your journey. Free, drop in, no booking required.

Out of the Box - Pilgrimage

Sun 10 May, 1-3pm (All ages)

Never mind Out of the Box, how about out of the museum? Start your pilgrimage at MUSA where you can gather equipment and make a map to set you on your way around St Andrews.

Out of the Box - Graduation

Sun 14 June, 1-3pm (All ages)

Well done you've finished your time at University. Wait! The hard work is not over because you need to graduate. Tick off the list of tasks from the box in order to graduate and get your degree. Can you do it all in time?


Baby MUSA Time 

First Friday of the month from 9 January, 10:15-11:15am

Held every month, Baby MUSA Time allows your little one to discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play.  This drop-in activity is for pre-school children and whoever looks after them. The MUSA Learning Loft provides a place to relax, park your buggy and have a tea or coffee. 

New themed sessions for 2015!

Travel                  Fri 1 May
Animals               Fri 5 June


MUSA Young Archaeologist

Sat 31 January to Sat 27 June, 2-3.30pm (Ages 7-12)

Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and toothbrush?  Then these events are for you! Join us on the last weekend of each month at MUSA to develop your archaeology skills andlearn about people of the past.  Free but booking essential.              

Ancient Bones      Sat 25 April            
Aztecs                  Sat 30 May       
Cave Painting       Sat 27 June          


Image of families and student volunteers at a craft workshopWorkshops

Nature Detectives: Jars of Specimens

Sat 2 May, 1-3pm (All ages)

Can you tell what creatures are inside the jars at the Bell Pettigrew Museum? Invent your own animal, insect, or organism in modelling clay and preserve in a jar for all to see. Free, but booking essential

Medieval Mayhem

Mon 4 May, 11am-4pm (All ages)

Travel back in time to auld Medieval Scotland. Make your own armour, design your family heraldry and see how far our home-made catapult will launch balls of paper. Drop-in activities for all the family. Free, no booking required.

A Pilot's Best Friend

Sat 9 May, 2-3pm (All ages)

Join us in our story-telling session to learn about the terrific tales of RAF Leuchars' most memorable mascots who accompanied our pilots on their daring and dazzling missions! Meet the Cowardly Welly, Winky the Pigeon and their friends to hear their amazing stories, and then create your own adventure for these lovable characters! Free, but booking required.

Plant Hunters: Herbs

Sun 31 May, 1-3pm (All ages)

Whether cooking, medicine or perfume, you use herbs every day! Become a Plant Hunter and search for herbs at St Andrews Botanic Garden. Look through the Herb Garden with Tony Wilson and touch and smell plants to guess what they are used for. Held in association with St Andrews Botanic Garden. Meet at main entrance of the garden, Canongate. Free, but booking essential. Please contact MUSA to reserve places.

Nature Detectives: Dinosaurs

Sat 6 June, 1-3pm (All ages)

Family event, all ages. Find the fossil which is as old as a dinosaur! Can you find similar animals on display in the Bell Pettigrew Museum? Cast your own fossil or draw from your imagination what dinosaurs would have looked like. Free, drop-in, no booking required.