Families Invited To Explore Zoology At Grant Museum

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 51 months ago
Families Invited To Explore Zoology At Grant Museum

One of Grant Museum's many artefacts. Photo: James Payne

Are you constantly bombarded by questions from your children about everything, from why leaves are green to how a car works? Now a central London museum is offering you a chance to feed their curiosity.

The Grant Museum of Zoology — part of UCL — is giving families a chance to get hands on with some of their interesting animal exhibits at the Explore Zoology Family Day in November.

Children of all ages — and curious parents — can find out what the skin of a python feels like, or how sharp a shark's teeth are. Whatever their age, that's got to earn some cool points. Many of the museum's artefacts will be out from the usual glass cases to be handled by the public.

While you're there, take the time to look around the Museum's other artefacts, including a case of brains, and extinct species such as the Tasmanian tiger and the dodo. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions — giving parents a break from providing the answers, and perhaps a chance to learn something too.

The afternoon will certainly answer plenty of questions for any budding zoologist, although we can't guarantee it won't trigger more questions, once they've had a chance to think about it all.

Explore Zoology takes place at the Grant Museum of Zoology, near Euston Square, on Saturday 15 November, 1pm-4.30pm. Entrance is free and there's no need to book. Suitable for all ages.

Nearby: The museum itself is small, so facilities are limited. If you need somewhere to burn the energy off before heading home, Regent's Park is a 15 minute walk from the museum, with the Marylebone Park Playground offering plenty of space to run around, and toilets and cafes throughout the park. 15 minutes in the other direction is the Cartoon Museum, or if you're thinking of making a day of it, why not book a ten-pin bowling slot at nearby Bloomsbury Lanes?

Last Updated 29 October 2014