Museum of Science & Industry January

This month at the Manchester museum, there are two special events running alongside their Robots exhibition, Robots: In Conversation and Pi: Our Robot Friends. There will also be a host of exciting hands-on activities with the theme of ‘light’ as well as two special events for under 4s.

Tiny Takeover
Friday 12th January

For all the youngest visitors (and their grown-ups), try out some of the brilliant activities available all year round especially for them.
From multi-sensory play to an action-packed show, there’s a day of adventure and exploring planned for families with kids under 4, with lots of ideas to get babies and toddlers off to a flying start.
Free/spaces should be booked in advance via the website or at the museum
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Friday 19th January

A hands-on science gallery, ‘Experiment!’ is filled with a range of multi-sensory activities specifically for children aged 1-4.
During these relaxed sessions, toddlers and their adults are encouraged to play, explore and experiment together. The museum’s team of friendly Explainers are on hand to support young explorers throughout the morning and at 10:45am and 11:15am you can join them for 20 minutes of songs, play and multi-sensory fun.
Tickets £5 for one adult and one child, £3 per additional adult and child. Book online or in advance at the museum
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Pi: Our Robot Friends
Saturday 20th January

Meet some of the University of Sheffield’s friendliest robots, play with cute companion MiRo bots, learn how to do some simple coding on a Pi-Top and have a go at programming a Nao, the tiny humanoid droid that can walk, talk and dance. Find out how these amazing robots are being developed and used to help mankind.
Pi: Platform for Investigation – Powered by Siemens is a monthly event where families discover cutting edge research that’s happening right now in and around Manchester and the North West.
Free/no need to book

Changing Places, Creating Spaces

A new photography exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry charts the history of the museum and the building restoration work carried out since it moved to the site of the historic Liverpool Road Station in 1983.

Destination Stations

Starting an adventure, saying goodbye or rushing to work. For nearly 200 years, railway stations have been the backdrop to our personal dramas and everyday routines. Destination Stations offers a glimpse into the expansion of railways, focused on Manchester and the route to London.
Free/no need to book

Circuit City

A family-friendly display telling the story of how the first electric power networks changed our city.
The first power station in Manchester opened on Dickinson Street in 1893. A network of cables and junctions soon snaked across the city. Thanks to this network, electricity powered factories and illuminated parts of our city on a large scale.
This mini exhibition looks at how electricity was initially generated, harnessed, supplied and used across Manchester through the story of Dickinson Street Power Station, and the impact that this had on the growth of the city, and people’s lives.
Free/no need to book

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