Discover Discovery this April
Easter! It isn’t just, as UK comedian turned US harpooner of all things Donald Trump, John Oliver, called it “the shitty Christmas”, but a time for families to gird themselves for an Easter Egg Trail of pure discovery at, hey, The Discovery Museum in Newcastle. Yep, from Saturday 8 April to Friday 21 April families are being invited to explore the museum in order to find hidden Easter eggs, each of which will provide adventurers with a letter. Collect all the letters, unscramble them, and you could win yourself the very best kind of hamper (ie it’s full of chocolate with not a tin of PEK chopped pork in sight).
Other cool stuff in April includes Fabricating Histories (join curators as they illuminate the topic of ‘steampunk narratives’ – 1 April), Arcs & Sparks (a behind the scenes opportunity for visitors to gain an insight into electricity – 5 April), Cracking Easter Crafts (make your own pop-up Easter card, decorate your own egg, or get involved in a cardboard engineering session – 11 & 13 April), and Coil Mobiles & Seed Planting (create your own coil mobiles, paint your own pot, and plant seeds – 18 & 20 April).
Discovery are also now running Tiny Sparks, a fortnightly play session every other Wednesday, which introduces 2-4 year-olds to the achievements of female scientists with the aim of inspiring the inventors, designers and makers of the future. More on all of the above can be gleaned from the Discovery Museum website, below.The Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle. discoverymuseum.org.uk