Family Programme: January -June 2016
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One World: Exploring Cultures Across Continents
Join us in exploring different cultures and traditions from across the world. Share your thoughts about the exhibition and tag your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Remember to include #MUSAOneWorld
Baby MUSA Time
First Friday of the month, from 5th February 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.
|Fri 6th May||Around the World|
|Fri 3rd June
Last Saturday of the month, 2-3pm (Ages 7-12)
MUSA Young Archaeologist
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 and learn about people of the past. Free but booking essential.
|Sat 30th April||Travel and Trade|
|Sat 28th May||The Incas|
|Sat 25th June||Surveying Sites|
Pop into MUSA and try a new 'Out of the Box' challenge each month. Take a closer look at objects, make a mask or check out your birth sign in the Chinese calendar. These self-led activities are available every Sunday and are fun for all the family! Please ask at Reception to get started on your learning journey. Free, drop-in, no booking required.Out of the Box
From Sunday 6th March
Can you find some mysterious symbols hidden in the artworks and objects in MUSA? Take rubbings and collect clues to discover their meaning.
Come along to the Gateway Galleries and get stuck into an exciting new range of arty activities linked to the temporary exhibitions. Activities are suitable for all ages so bring along the whole family! Free, drop in, no booking required.
Arty Saturdays: Skyward
12th March- 14th May, 1-3pm (all ages)
Are you fascinated by the magical world of birds? Ever dreamed of making your own wings to take to the skies? Drop in to the Skyward exhibition to colour, craft and create your own flights of fancy.
Arty Saturdays: Globetrotters
28th May - 20th August, 1-3pm (all ages)
Calling all adventurers! What would you most like to bring back from your travels? A sacred cup, a fish hook, a bell or a beastie perhaps? Design and make your own souvenirs inspired by the 2016 MUSA Young Artist Award.
Mon 4th April, 1.30-2.15pm (3-6s); 2.30-3.30pm (7-12s)
Did you know that in the 18th and 19th centuries ladies and gentlemen collected plaster cast cameos as holiday souvenirs? Look at our 200 year-old casts and then have a go at making your own using a range of curious objects. Held at MUSA. Free but booking essential.
The Science of Flight
Weds 6th April, 1.30-2.15pm (3-6s); 2.30-3.30pm (7-12s)
Calling all future scientists... the Bell Pettigrew Museum needs your help! A clumsy assistant was transporting a bird display and fell, mixing up all the birds and their feathers. We need you to help us put it back together. Join the experts at the museum and assist us in cleaning up this disaster, the museum is counting on you. Held at the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Free, but booking is required.
Friday 8 April, 10.15-11am (3-6s); 11.30-12.30pm (7-12s)
Step back from the digital age and create beautiful blue images with one of the oldest kinds of photography, the cyanotype. Take inspiration from the Skyward exhibition to create your own fantastic artwork using found objects and sunprint paper. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking is required.
Sun 24 April, 2 - 4pm (Ages 7+)
Do you know your oak from your ash and your beech from your birch? Have you any idea how old the trees around St Andrews are? Put on your walking gear and learn some tricks of the trade with countryside ranger Tony Wilson on this fascinating tree walk, which begins and ends at the Gateway Galleries. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Free, but booking required.
Mon 2 May, 11am - 3pm (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. Held at MUSA. Free, no booking required.
Mon 6 June, 2 - 2.45pm, (Ages 3 - 6) 3.15 - 4.15pm (Ages 7 - 12)
Take a trip around the world and discover the different ways that people across the continents catch their food. Practise using South American bolas to trap birds, create your own Pacific island fishing hook and learn how the Inuit harpooned whales. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking required.
Maori Warrior Skills: Stick Games
Sat 11 June, 2 - 2.45pm (Ages 3 - 6)
Do you have what it takes to be a Maori warrior? Decorate a pair of sticks, tap out some rhythms and test your throwing and catching skills as we teach you some popular New Zealand games once used in warrior training. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking required.
Maori Warrior Skills: Poi
Sat 11 June, 3.15 - 4.15pm (Ages 7 - 12)
Fancy learning some new dance moves to impress your friends? Maori warriors used the poi to strengthen their wrists and improve flexibility. Make a poi in the colours of your choice and learn to twist and twirl it like a pro. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking required.