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Host of activities at city museum this month

Published on Monday, September 5, 2016

DOODLE some dinosaurs, create a crocodile mask, feed the resident bugs and listen to stories at New walk Museum this month.

There's a whole host of activities going on at the city museum this September.

Drop in tomorrow (Sept 6th) to a Dino Doodle Day in the dinosaur gallery. Materials will be available to create your very own prehistoric drawings from 11am until 4pm.

The event is free and you can drop by any time.

Visitors can feed the resident bugs on Saturday (Sept 10th) from 11am till noon.

You can help with feeding, learn some fun facts and even handle some of the insects from the Wild Space exhibits.

There will be Indian stick insects and Madagascar hissing cockroaches to hold and feed. There will also be the chance to watch museum staff feed live crickets to the resident tarantula.


Bookworms can celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday at the museum on Tuesday 13th September.

Little ones can design and make a crocodile mask and listen to some storytelling between 11am until 2pm.

The event is free and children who turn up in costume will receive a free sticker.

Lose yourself in the magical world of imagination at a special storytelling event on Sunday 18th September.

Head to the Egyptian Gallery, where there will be exciting tales and myths from Ancient Egypt.

There will be two free half hour sessions from 2pm and 3pm.

Then, between Monday 19th September and 23rd September, explore the fascinating beauty of endangered coral reefs through art activities at the museum.

Join staff and volunteers to make paper corals and sea anemones and watch the reef grow across the Victorian Art Gallery.

Drop by to the free session from 11am until 3pm daily.

For further details, visit: www.leicester.gov.uk/museums or call the museum on 0116 225 4900.