Science discoveries and historical tales: What’s on this half term

Science discoveries and historical tales: What’s on this half term

Half term is here and there’s no shortage of family events on in Cornwall to entertain you and your little ones.

Read of the fantastic things you can get up to below:

Science of the Sea at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall

Visit the National Maritime Museum this half term to enjoy exciting demonstrations from the Bristol Explorer Dome, hunt for creatures that use bubbles to survive in the Museum Trail and get creative in the Make and Take sessions to create artwork using science. 

Bristol Explorer Dome is putting on shows from Monday- Friday of half term at 11, 12, 2pm and 3pm. Expect a show full of science wows- with plenty of audience interaction and exciting reactions on display!

All activities are included with museum entry. For more information and to plan your trip, visit:

Makers workshops at Discovering 42

Alongside the fantastic Reimagining Reality exhibition on at Discovering42, there are now a range of wonderfully curious workshops to get involved with.

With some of them free and all with limited space be sure to book on here:

If you’ve never been before, take your family for a day out to remember as they see the world through a different lens, using their imagination to navigate through a network of artworks made from waste material.

Find out more about the groundbreaking exhibition, here:

Forbidden Artefacts at the Poly

Explore forbidden artefacts collected by real-life explorer Charlotte in this immersive workshop.

Hear about the fantastic adventures undertaken by Charlotte as you see some of the fantastic artefacts she has collected.

Don’t miss out and book on to one of the two sessions on February 17, here:

Meet Pirate Captain Killigrew at the Poly

The Poly are hosting Captain Kiligrew for a talk on all things pirate weaponry!

Hear his tales of how he used all of the tools on the seven seas before seeing the weapons for your self.

You can even pose for some swashbuckling pictures.

Read more here:

For more activity suggestions for this half term and beyond, read the new Blackbird Pie Magazine below: