Explorer sessions are Interactive and multisensory museum led sessions for Foundation stage groups which support the delivery of a creative EYFS curriculum;
Communication and Language
Personal Social and emotional development
Understanding the world: The world
Discover wildlife, minibeasts and things that live under the sea on our Natures Library gallery, lizards frogs and snakes in our vivarium and continue on a self-led visit (with resources) on our Living Worlds gallery
Available to book from May 1 2014
We know from your feedback that more early years practitioners would prefer to bring bigger groups of nursery and reception children (30) to our facilitated sessions, but we also know that young children have a better quality experience if they are taught in groups of up to 15. So we are piloting a new session, Nature Explorers, which is designed to give your children a 45 minutes taught session on Natures library gallery with museum staff (group size 15) and to have a 45 minute self-led visit on the Living Worlds gallery (group size 15) supported by resources and activities.
Cost;£2 per child/ £60 minimum charge
Other early years sessions available;
Say hello to Stan the T.rex and become dinosaur hunters whilst following the footprints around the Fossils gallery. What will you uncover on our dinosaur dig?
1 hour and 30 minutes
Please note that we are adapting this session to accommodate groups of 30 children; 45 minutes taught session (Dinosaur dig) in the discovery centre and 45 minutes self-led visit on the fossils gallery with resources
Animal Explorers – Polar Bear Polar Bear
Polar Bear has a problem, some of his animal and bird friends have gone missing! Can you help him find them? Come and explore our Vivarium, Living Worlds and Nature’s Library galleries, as you embark on this exciting mission to find his missing friends. At the end of the session there is an opportunity to meet one of our live animals from the Vivarium.
Please note; this is a fully taught session lasting 1 hour 30 minutes for groups of 15 children (max), as it includes opportunities for close observation and handling of some of the live animals from the vivarium.
To find out more about the museum and our programmes, please visit our website
To make a booking for a facilitated or self-led visit
Call us on 0161 275 2630
Or email School.firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a look at our early years film to get a taste of what we can offer young children on our galleries …..
Explorer sessions at Manchester Museum for Early Years settings from Wild Bees on Vimeo.