Summer Holiday Family Fun!

Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August

Weekdays between 10.00 -12.30 - Craft Activities

Come and see our new Apache AH Mk.1 exhibit and enjoy an Apache themed trail and summer holiday crafts - crafts are available every weekday between 10:00 and 12:30. On Thursdays, you can take a virtual walk around an Apache helicopter using our VR headsets between 10:00 and 13:00. Please read the safety advice for the VR Headsets HERE - age restrictions at parent's discretion. 

Don't miss the chance to meet some very special therapy goats from The Three Bees Project on Thursday 1st August between 10:00 and 15:00.  Snuggle up with Tiger-Lily, give Bluebell a tummy massage, enjoy a deep conversation with Hamilton and laugh at the antics of Elvis and Neil. Goats are naturally playful and inquisitive so they get as much out of their visits as the visitors they meet.

Genie Lab will be back on Tuesday 6th August between 10:00 and 14:00 with more jaw-dropping science experiments to amaze visitors of all ages.

On Tuesday 13th August, there's another opportunity to get your hands dirty and connect with nature with Spaces for Growing - come along between 10:00 and 15:00 to discover the ancient craft of wildflower seed bomb making.

Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust on Tuesday 20th August between 10:00 and 15:00 to find out how we can all make space for nature and discover what is living on our doorstep.  Fun family activities including invertebrate safari, using bug pots and sweep nets to discover what invertebrates are living around the Museum grounds.  Explore what plants are growing and make leaf prints to take away using a method called happa zome.

Plus, Models for Heroes will be back with their popular model making sessions between 10:00 and 15:00 on Thursday 8th August and Sunday 25th August. Come along to have a a go at making and painting plastic models.  

Check back here for updates on other exciting events planned throughout the summer.

All our holiday activities are included with a general admission ticket which gives visitors a free annual pass to the Museum - save money by booking online!

Annual Pass holders, please pre-book a session to avoid disappointment at busy times. The Museum has capacity limits in place to keep our visitors safe. We cannot guarantee admission to the Museum if you visit without having pre-booked a session, even if you hold a valid ticket.