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Wondrous & WILD

30 Jul 2024 -30 Aug 2024 2:30 pm -4:00 pm

Weekdays when museum is open to the public.

Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Free, drop in.

Wondrous & WILD

Connect with your wild side this summer!

Join us for a creative line-up of FREE hands-on family activities inspired by our new exhibition WILD.

Every weekday throughout the Manchester school holidays – Tuesday 30 July to Friday 30 August.

FREE, families, drop-in, for children aged 7+ and their parents or carers, younger siblings welcome.

Summer family programme

Each week we use a different art form to explore the theme of WILD...

WILD mobiles


Tuesday 30 July to Friday 2 August

Our WILD exhibition features visions of wild from around the world, join us for a papercraft activity creating your very own globe mobile with your favourite wild animals.

WILD scapes

Plasticine painting

Monday 5 to Friday 9 August 

Artists have shaped ideas of wilderness in many cultures, the salon in WILD explores what shapes our ideas of Wild. Join us for plasticine painting and an opportunity to create your own wild scape.

WILD creatures


Monday 12 to Friday 16 August

What’s wild to you might be different for others. What do you consider the most wild of creatures? Play with clay and create your own wild creature, real or imaginary.

WILD Manchester


Monday 19 to Friday 23 August

You’ll explore different Wild landscapes and ideas of wild in our exhibition including Wild Manchester. Join us this week as we imagine a future Wild Manchester, what would it look like?

WILD Prints


Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August

We learn and borrow from nature, and nature shapes our world in many different ways, including by inspiring fashion. Join us for this wild prints activity and create your own printed patterns inspired by nature.

RSPB at Museum

Meet the RSPB at Manchester Museum to hear more about their conservation work, and the many different ways you can support their important work.

Come along and see them at the museum this summer and where they’ll have great FREE hands-on activities that celebrate nature.

Families, drop-in, ages 7+ and their parents or carers.

Every Wednesday throughout the Manchester school holidays:
31 July and 7, 14, 21, & 28 August
10.30am – 3.30pm