Come and ‘shellebrate’ Easter at Thackray Museum of Medicine, where an egg-citing activity programme is set to bring the Easter holidays to life. With a range of activities suitable for everyone from toddlers and teenagers to young-at-heart grown-ups, there’ll be something for all ages here this year.
Visitors are invited to eggsplore the museum as part of the ‘Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt’, in which several eggs will be hidden throughout the exhibitions, and participants asked to complete a trail to get their hands on a mini Easter treat.
The fun will also include a number of games and competitions, such as an ‘Egg and Sperm Race’, where players will compete to reach the egg first, and an ‘Absolutely Smashing Matching Hatching Game’, which will put your knowledge of eggs and growth in the animal kingdom to the test – can you match the correct egg to the correct animal?
Other activities taking place throughout April include ‘Gene Scramble’, which will see children choosing genetic traits for their own egg; ‘Egg-’eads’, a fun fertility quiz; and ‘The Great Egg “Yolk” Competition’, in which the best egg-related jokes will be judged and awarded prizes on social media.
The Eggcellent Easter programme of drop-in activities will run from Monday 4th until Friday 22nd April. The activities are suitable for all ages with adult supervision, but parental discretion is advised on whether ‘The Egg and Sperm Race’ is suitable for younger children. The game will feature a large-scale, realistic ovum target, with participants using oversized spoons to launch crochet sperm at it. Visitors can take part in all activities with a museum entry ticket, which are valid for 12 months after purchase.