What’s coming up at the Science and Industry Museum for the Easter Holidays?

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Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum has a host of events scheduled to inspire the engineers of the future this Easter.

For two weeks the museum will put on a programme of engineering-inspired family activities.

From computer coding to developing sports equipment and constructing buildings, visitors will discover all the ways that engineering impacts the world. Young visitors can also become chemical engineers during a workshop where they make their own squidgy soap (could come in useful!), or put their construction skills to practise when they take on a building challenge.

They can also hear about the achievements of three of Manchester’s finest engineers during the museum’s live and interactive Science Showdown, and working machinery from an original textiles mill will demonstrate how engineering ideas changed the world.

Families with children aged four and under can also enjoy activities specifically designed to spark creativity in young minds. Free Construction Packs will be on offer for youngsters to take round the museum and a new Makaton-friendly engineering adventure will be available.

What’s on at the Science and Industry Museum Manchester over the Easter Holidays?

Engineering Hub
8 – 15 April only
All day
Recommended for all ages
Engineering is all around us. Pop along to the Engineering Hub and chat to real engineers, imagine how you might solve some of our biggest challenges and get creative with hands-on engineering activities.

Living Room
8 – 15 April only
All day
Recommended for all ages
Relax, read and try some fun, hands-on challenges to discover your hidden engineering skills.

Science Showdown: Future Engineers
Daily
Recommended for ages 4+
From computer coding to earthquake proof buildings, engineers shape our world. Join Manchester Science and Industry Museum’s Explainers and meet three of Manchester’s finest in a brand-new Science Showdown. See their work brought to life through fun demonstrations and then it’s down to you: who will you choose as your favourite engineer?

Soapy Scientists
Daily
Booked workshop
Recommended for ages 5+
Make your very own bar of soap and discover how creative chemical engineering can be.  Mix, squish and mould different ingredients to make a unique product to take home and use every day.

Build It!
Daily
Recommended for ages 5+
Take on the building challenge! Can you make something tall? Or strong? Or both? Work together to plan your design, test the materials and see if your structure fits the bill.

Construction Packs
Daily, available all day
Recommended for toddlers ages 0 – 4
Borrow a Construction Pack from the front desk and let your toddler take the lead. Use your packs to measure, bang and hammer your way through the museum.

Future Fixers
Daily
Recommended for toddlers ages 0 – 4
Especially for young visitors, this Makaton friendly adventure will let your little ones take their first steps as engineers as they design, make, fix and create objects from the past, present and future.

Weavers Wanted
Daily
Recommended for ages 4+
The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, is looking for weavers, scavengers and piecers of all ages to become our new apprentices. Come and learn all the tricks of the trade as we turn cotton into the thread that made everything from napkins to knickers!

Manchester Mills
Daily
Recommended for ages 7+
This thunderous demonstration of historic mill machinery will show you the whole journey of how cotton is processed from its raw state to the finished product—a piece of calico cloth.

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