Daily science and tech fun for children at Wisbech Museum this half-term
Entrance is free for adults bringing children to have fun exploring the potential of science and technology at Wisbech and Fenland Museum from today (Monday) to Saturday of half-term.
Enabling school-age youngsters to enjoy getting a handle on STEM – (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) are specialist communicators from Cambridge Science Centre.
They will be at the museum from 10:30 to 3 daily all week from October 23, giving a show starting at 11am and activities on different themes starting at 2pm. The hands-on exhibits will be available to explore all day.
Dr Joanne Staines from the Cambridge Science Centre, leader of the two-year STEM in the Fens project, said: “Half term is a chance for our target audience of five to 11-year-olds, whether they've met us in school or not, to come along to find out more about how things work and have fun exploring.
“We have been in and around Wisbech, based at the Museum Thursday to Saturday and delivering sessions in primary schools all over the area earlier in the week since mid-September and we'll still be here following that same pattern from the end of half-term to November 18.
“We haven't forgotten the under-fives – they can come to join us at the Museum any time from 10.30 to 3pm on Friday November 10 free with no need to book for our Tots Day. Messy and soft play will feature.”
STEM in the Fens has already spent two-month periods this year at Ramsey and Chatteris and will be coming to March in January and February 2024, before returning to all four towns in turn next year.