Throughout the half term from 16 – 24 February the British Motor Museum is encouraging children to explore POWER and the science behind it! Children of all ages will be able to find out all about the jet powered cars at the Museum, as well as have a go at making their own ‘jet’ car, and enjoying daily science shows, family trails and tours.
The ‘POWER’ Science shows run every day at 11am and 2.30pm where Professor Pickle and Doctor Pumpkin will explore different sources of power including jet, rocket and gas and bring them to life with a BANG!
Families are challenged to find the fastest car in the Museum with the family trail. Simply pick up a trail sheet on arrival and visit the different zones in the Museum to record the car’s top speed and discover which is the fastest of them all! Plus every day at 1:30pm visitors can join the Family ‘POWER’ Tour with the costumed explainer ‘M the Mechanic’ to and find out all about our gas turbine powered cars and how they work.
If you like to get hands on there is also the chance to make a ‘Jet Powered Car’ and race them along our drag strip to see how far and fast they go. Saturdays & Sundays, the cars will be ‘jet powered’ using balloons, whereas from Monday to Friday the STEM ambassadors from MOD Kineton will be delivering the activity with cars made from K’nex.
Emma Rawlinson, Life Long Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum said “Our half term activities are designed to be fun as well as informative and educational. With trails, tours, science shows and making their own cars, children of all ages will have plenty to see and do this half term!”
All activities are included in the Museum admission. There is no need to pre-book. The 2019 admission prices are : Adults £14.50, Children £9 (5-16 years), under 5’s free, Concessions £12.50 and a Family ticket £40 (2 adults & up to 3 children) and if you Gift Aid or donate your entrance fee you receive an Annual Pass at no extra cost.
To find out more information about February half-term activities please visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/events/family-activities or call 01926 641188.
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