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‌Booking events

All events are free but some must be booked. To book an event email or call 01334 46 1660. Please include an emergency contact number with your booking.

If you would benefit from an audio description during or before an event please let us know at the time of booking.


You can also take a look at the full What's On Guide Jan - June 2018 Updated (PDF, 4,099 KB)


Out of the Box: Africa

Every Sunday in January, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
Inspired by our temporary exhibition, Encountering Africa, find out about the vast continent of Africa. Learn about traditional jewellery by making your own, or help us complete our African savanna by drawing some West African wildlife!

Baby MUSA Time

First Friday of every month, 10:15am-11:15am (0-5 years)
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 babies, pre-school children and whoever looks after them. The MUSA Learning Loft provides a place to relax, park your buggy and enjoy time with your children.
Friday 2nd February    Dressing up
Friday 2nd March        Space Explorers
Friday 6th April           Funny Faces
Friday 4th May            Light and Dark
Friday 1st June           Our Bodies

Big Ears Little Ears Concert

Thursday 15th February, 10:30am-11:15am & 11:45am-12:30pm (3s and under)
Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Trio to hear live performances up-close in a relaxed, tut-free, child-friendly atmosphere. Suitable for 0-3 years with accompanying adult. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential as places are limited. Contact for tickets.

Winter workshops

Fun-damental Physics

Friday 16th February, 1pm-1:45pm (3-6 years) & 2pm-3pm (7-12 years)

Get messy and prove Newton wrong by discovering non-Newtonian liquids which misbehave and break Newton’s law of velocity. Or try making your own lava lamp without using heat and learn some fundamental physics along the way. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.


Oddities and Unknowns Tour

Bell Pettigrew Museum
Saturday 17th February, 11am-12pm (age 7+)

There are some unusual specimens in the Bell Pettigrew Museum store, and some that defy identification. A selection of these specimens and body parts will be brought out for display, with prizes for anyone that can help us identify what they are! Held at the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Free, but advance booking required. Children must beaccompanied by an adult.


Super Star Solar Systems

Saturday 17th February, 1:30pm-2:15pm (3-6 years) & 2:30pm-3:30pm (7-12 years)
Make up rhymes to remember the order of the planets in our solar system and then try making your own travel-sized model! Learn how to make and launch your own rocket by experimenting with common household items. 5,4,3,2,1 blast off! Takes place at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.