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The majority of our workshops have now sold out, however if you have missed out on advance tickets then don't worry! A limited number of tickets for all shows and workshops will be released on the day and available from Family Day Box Office on campus. There is also lots to do that doesn't require booking at all - all of the activity listed under Stalls you can just drop in to, and many of our shows don't require booking as they're outside.
No longer want to attend a show/ workshop? Please cancel your tickets through Eventbrite, or by emailing public-engagement@warwick.ac.uk so someone else can use your place.

Dinosaur Workshop - Teach RexDinosaurs

Great for: All ages

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

ZooLab Animal HandlingOur planet

Great for: All ages

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Wildlife TrustOur planet

Great for: 0-5

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Mini Museum Engineers Make it

Great for: 0-5

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Messy Play - Arty Splats

Play itGreat for: 0-7

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Science Through Movement

Move itGreat for: 5-7

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Dino DiscoveryDinosaurs

Great for: 5-7

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

My Robot is Afraid of the Dark! Move it

Great for: 5+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Marvellous magnets - how can we make things float?

Move itGreat for: 5+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Minevention Workshops Make it

Great for: 7+

No need to book

The Story of Apollo 13

SpaceGreat for: 7+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Creative Coding

Make itGreat for: 7+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Things you have never done!

Play itGreat for: 7+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Ants, the Secret Rulers of the WorldOur planetGreat for: 7+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

The Story of Slime

Play itGreat for: 8+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

How are products made?

Make itGreat for: 8+

Booking required - Very limited tickets available

Maths Magic

Play itGreat for: 9+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Paper Folding and Problem Solving

Play itGreat for: 9+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Create a virtual sculpture

Make itGreat for: 9+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Create a Critter

Make itGreat for: 10+

Pre-Sale Tickets Sold Out - More tickets available from the box office on the day

Please note all children must be accompanied by a competent adult at all times whilst visiting the Family Day and cannot be left alone in workshops

Dinosaur Workshop - Teach RexDinosaurs

Baby meeting dinosaur

 10.00-10.45am, 11.00-11.45am, 12.00-12.45pm, 1.00-1.45pm, 2.00-2.45pm, 3.00-3.45pm
Oculus
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: All ages

Join Teach Rex and their four meter dinosaur ‘Jam’ to explore the evolution of science and why it is so important to ask the question ‘why?’.

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Our planetZooLab Animal HandlingChild touching snake

 10.30-11.10am, 11.30am-12.10pm, 12.30am-1.10pm, 1.30-2.10pm, 3.00-3.40pm, 4.00-4.40pm
Oculus
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: All ages

Get up close and hands on with exotic creatures with ZooLab as we talk about the fascinating world of biomimicry. We’ll look at snakes, lizards, tarantulas and other critters and discuss the amazing ways nature has influenced scientists, engineers and doctors to design and build new materials, buildings and technology.

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Our planetWildlife Trust - Early Years' Workshops

 10.15-11.00am, 11.15am-12.00pm, 12.15-1.00pm, 1.45-2.30pm, 2.45-3.30pm, 3.45-4.30pm
Oculus field
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 0-5badger_with_warks_in_black.jpg

Join the Wildlife Trust for one of three specially designed early years’ workshops – Prickly Friends, Bugs and Bees or Duck Tales.

10.15-11.00am Prickly Friends

11.15am-12.00pm Bugs and Bees

12.15-1.00pm Duck Tales

1.45-2.30pm Prickly Friends

2.45-3.30pm Bugs and Bees

3.45-4.30pm Duck Tales

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Make itMini Museum Engineers (On tour)

 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 1-2pm, 2:30-3:30pm, 4-5pm
Rootes Building
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 0-5

Let’s play! Mini Museum Engineers invites you to stay & play, today away from our usual spots amidst Coventry Transport Museum's collection. Together, Mini and Maxi Engineers will be able to explore a variety of STEM themes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) while, most importantly, enjoying play as a family. Relax into the open-ended challenges such as marble runs, ramps and racers and tools skills and see how time flies when making.

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Play itMessy Play - Arty Splats

 10.00-10.45am, 11.00-11.45am, 12.00-12.45pm, 1.00-1.45pm, 2.00-2.45pm, 3.00-3.45pm, 4.00-4.45pm arty splats logo
The Dome, Academic Square
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 0-7

All the fun and none of the clean up – bring your kids to our giant messy play space!

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Move itScience Through Movement

 10.30-11.00am, 11.30am-12.00pm, 12.30-1.00pm, 1.30-2.00pm, 3.00-3.30pm, 4.00-4.30pm
Humanities Building
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 5-7

Join Flux Dance for their spectacular movement workshop – and learn some cool science along the way!

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Dino DiscoveryDinosaurs

 11.00-11.30am, 12.00-12.30pm, 1.00-1.30pm, 2.30-3.00pm, 3.30-4.00pm Yellow cartoon Dinosaur
Oculus
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 5-7

Calling all intrepid explorers! Are you ready to join us on an adventure through time to discover the lost world of the dinosaurs? Come face to face with wild and dangerous dinosaurs, with fun and games at every turn. Expect feet stomping, teeth chomping and roaring fun with Highly Sprung.

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Move itMy Robot is Afraid of the Dark!

 11.00am-12.00pm, 12.30-1.30pm, 2.00-3.00pm
Maths Building
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 5+

Braitenburg vehicles are one of the simplest examples of biologically inspired robotics, using simple connections between sensors and motors to produce seemingly complex behaviour. Discover how to programme a simple robot to follow a light source or run away from it with our computer scientists.

Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Move itMarvellous Magnets - Making Things Float

 10.15-10.45am, 11.15-11.45am, 1.15-1.45pm, 2.15-2.45pm, 3.15-3.45pm, 4.15-4.45pm
Maths BuildingMan holding magnets whilst children watch
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 5+

Making things float is confined to the worlds of wizards and science fiction isn't it? Well, no! Not with our physicists around! Learn how to use the special properties of magnets to make them float! Watch the amazing things that happen when you use liquid nitrogen to cool things to -200°C and use this to float something called a superconductor. But what will happen when we turn the whole thing upside down?

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Make itMineVention Workshopskids using computers

 10.00am-5.00pm
Rootes Building
Free, drop-in
Age suitability: 7+

Take part in Player vs Player tournaments running throughout the day

No booking required

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SpaceThe Story of Apollo 13Rocket launching into space

 11.00-11.30am, 4.00-4.30pm
Arts Centre
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 7+

How many people does it take to land a space craft on the moon? How many people does it take to rescue a craft when the mission goes wrong? Hear the story and find out more about rockets with Jules Pottle, Science Teacher of the Year (2015) and author of Science Through Stories.

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Make itCreative Coding

 10.30-11.30am, 12.00-1.00pm, 1.30-2.30pm 3.00-4.00pm
Maths Building
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 7+

Fancy learning to code and creating some art at the same time? Discover how to use the Processing Programming environment to generate works of art with our computer scientists.

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Play itThings You Have Never Done!

 10.00-11.00am, 12:00-1.00pm, 2.00-3.00pm, 4.00-5.00pm
The Library
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 7+

This highly interactive and sensory science show provided by Jon Wood Science and the STEM response team (University of Wolverhampton) has been specially designed with SEN learners in mind but is open to everyone. Embark on a fantastic journey through science and discover you can do things you have never done before. From holding fire, putting a whole adult inside a giant bubble and even seeing the shape of sound, prepare to be amazed!

If you have questions relating to accessibility or facilities on campus please email public-engagement@warwick.ac.uk 

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Our planetAnts, the Secret Rulers of the World

 11.00-11.30am, 12.00-12.30pm, 1.00-1.30pm, 2.00-2.30pm

Ant

Oculus
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 7+

They may be little but, with their ability to grow fungus crops and farm aphid cows for "milk" while some live up to 30 years, ant societies and how they work together are truly fascinating. Join ant keeper Samuel as we explore the ant kingdom with amazing facts and live ant colonies, while building your very own worker ant model and ant nest to take home and watch them dig tunnels in.

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Play itThe Story of Slime

 12.30-1.30pm, 2.30-3.30pm
Arts Centre
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 8+

Make your own slime and experience the stories behind the discovery of slime in this SLIMY workshop with Jules Pottle, Science Teacher of the Year (2015) and author of Science Through Stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

(Please note that this workshop involves the use of Borax to make slime. Latex gloves will be offered. Pregnant women are advised not to touch borax or slime.)

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Make itHow are products made?

 10:30-11:15am, 11:30am-12:15pm, 1:30-2:15pm, 2:30-3:15pm, 3:30-4:15pm
WMG
Free, book here
Age suitability: 8+

Come on a journey to explore how a product is made, going from an initial design, then manufacture, assembly and inspection. The WMG technical team have created a series of activities to give an insight into how engineers design and build products, and the tools they use in this process. These include Computer Aided Design, laser cutting – creating a spinning top, CNC manufacturing equipment, product assembly – building an engine, and inspection using microscopy equipment.

Ticket required. Book here or book on campus when you arrive.

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Play itMaths Magic

 10.30-11.30am, 2.30-3.30pmmagic tricks
Arts Centre
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 9+

All magic is based in doing something that seems impossible but can be done by following certain secret steps. Learn to reverse engineer a magic trick with Zoe Griffiths of Think Maths and explore some card tricks you can use to wow your friends and family, discovering some surprising maths along the way

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Play itPaper Folding and Problem Solving

 1.00-2.00pm, 4.00-5.00pm
Arts Centre
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 9+

How can a simple piece of paper become complex shapes and amazing structures? Explore 3D space and a range of exciting shapes with Zoe Griffiths of Think Maths as we get folding!

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Make itCreate a virtual sculpture for Coventry

Virtual sculpture example

 1:30-2:30pm, 2:45-3:45pm, 4:00-5:00pm
WMG
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 9+

Use Computer Aided Design software to create an outdoor sculpture, then visualise your sculpture using Augmented Reality.

Create your sculpture in Tinkercad, a colourful, easy to use, free online CAD software. Display your sculpture in AR in a choice of Coventry landmark settings, including the Cathedral, Memorial Park and the Canal Basin.

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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Make itCreate a CritterFelt critters you'll create

 10:00-11:15am, 11:30am-12:45pm
WMG
Free, PRE-BOOKED TICKETS SOLD OUT
Age suitability: 10+

A fun introduction to programming, using Turtlestitch. Its free, easy to use, and generates patterns that can be stitched by sewing or embroidery machines.

Use simple programming commands to draw an outline for your critter finger puppet. These instructions will then be sent to a digital sewing machine, and your critter outline will be stitched onto 2 layers of felt to create your finger puppet. Cut out your critter, and add eyes, hair, etc to finish your critter.

Ticket required. Booking has now SOLD OUT for this event, however some tickets will be available on the day for this event. Please visit the Family Day Box Office when you arrive to enquire about tickets.

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