Our Exhibition Explorers have been having a busy time getting out and about to all sorts of cultural venues this month! Here’s what they shared with us through the ‘Exhibition Explorers Encyclopaedia’ at their latest session:
Fred brought us a beautiful, glitter-filled page about his visit to the Great North Museum: Hancock. Inspired by the animals he saw he’d stuck lots of patterned feathers onto it. Fred also enjoyed getting up close to fish and dinosaurs. Museum Mice for under 5s is worth a visit, and this summer you can also make masks, get up close to real bugs and go on a bug hunt around the museum!
Alex had a great time at Whitley Bay Carnival, where he saw lots of bands, circus acts and performers, and enjoyed delicious food and fairground rides, all at the end of his street! Alex tells us he liked dancing to the music and ‘being chased by wolves’ – altogether it sounds an amazing day! Check out some of the action in these videos.
Sophie had a very busy day at Little Town (now known as Tiny Town) and the family gave it 10 out of 10! We loved the photos of Sophie hard at work in the kitchen, shop, restaurant and building site – definitely somewhere to fire the imagination (and we hear the cake in the cafe is excellent too!) Check out the photos of the play environments at Tiny Town here.
Baltic also got 10 out of 10 from Evie and her family. They found so much to do there, including bird watching, building, playing with magnets, colouring in, imaginary play and of course lots of exploring in the big open spaces and fast lifts! There’s lots on offer for little ones in Quay. Drop in every weekend to get hands-on with Busy Bs, and enjoy a Family Quest on Saturdays – a great way to learn about the art in an informal and imaginative way, with games and creative activities.
Next session is the final one of Exhibition Explorers – we’ve learned so much from this amazing research project and it’s really shaped our Early Years offer. We’re looking forward to new adventures in series 2 of the project, which launches in July – find out more and book tickets here.