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Early Birds is a relaxed morning for families with children who need a quieter environment to enjoy the Museum free of the hustle and bustle of the general public.

Taking place on selected Saturdays and Sundays across the year, we open the museum early at 08.00, and some of our interactive galleries remain available exclusively to booked Early Birds guests until 11.00.

As well as exploring some of the galleries you can enjoy a selection of fun workshops. Some of the loud noises are turned off, there are quiet areas for those needing to take a break, and additional information is provided before attending an Early Birds event.

All of these events are completely free and suitable for families with children under the age of 15, but registration is necessary. Booking opens about one month before the event.

Saturday 10 November Early Birds

Our next Early Birds event is all about the Sun. Select galleries will be open to explore, including our feature exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star, as well interactive galleries Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery and The Garden.

Explore the stars in our pop-up planetarium, get hands-on with animals at Zoolabs talks, or take part in storytelling following the life cycle of a star. Drop in to some of our workshops to make your own screenprint, get messy with soil or programme robots. 

Before the event you will receive a Visual Story and a programme outline with more details to help prepare you for your visit.

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