Families: family friendly events

Alice's day

Alice's Day
Join us to celebrate 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. At 12.30pm, join in the Lobster Quadrille dance on the lawn. Inside, make a lobster hat, find out more about the real animals and try an Alice trail.
To discover what else is going on across the city, please visit Alice’s Day
Families, drop-in
Saturday 4 July


Owl Babies

Owl Babies
Twit twoo! Touch some owl feathers and make your own owl baby to take home.
Under 5s, drop-in
Thursday 9 July, 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm




Summer holiday trail

All going on a summer holiday
What will you pack? Who will you meet? A sensory trail with lots of things to see, hear and touch.
Drop-in during opening hours
Saturday 18 July - Monday 31 August




Family Friendly Sundays

Bags of Fun
Borrow a backpack full of activities and become a family of museum explorers.
Families, drop in
Every Tuesday 21 July - 25 August, 2pm – 4pm



Afternoon Explorers

Afternoon Explorers: Bugs
Get your hands on some live cockroaches - if you dare! Examine real museum specimens and make something fun to take home.
Families, drop in
Monday 27 July, 1pm – 4pm





Afternoon Explorers

Afternoon Explorers: Reptiles
Discover reptile specimens from the Museum's collections and make something fun to take home.
Families, drop in
Monday 10 August, 1pm – 4pm



Afternoon Explorers

Afternoon Explorers: Whales
Find out more about these amazing ocean mammals and enjoy some whale-inspired craft activities.
Families, drop in
Monday 24 August, 1pm – 4pm




Family Friendly Sundays

Family Friendly Sundays
Try a trail, borrow a backpack, make something exciting to take home or have a rummage in our special sorting boxes.
Free, drop in
Every Sunday, 2pm – 4pm



All the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities. To find out about current events download:
The Oxford University Museums family friendly leaflet (PDF)

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