Children have fun learning about dinosaurs at museum

On the dinosaur trail are Charlie, Stanley and Eloise Monkhouse 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
On the dinosaur trail are Charlie, Stanley and Eloise Monkhouse 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
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Youngsters travelled back in time to the Jurassic age to discover the world of dinosaurs at Melton’s Carnegie Museum.

The event was part of a host of exciting activities at the museum organised to keep children entertained during the school summer holidays.

5 year old James Masters colours in his dinosaur mask  PHOTO: Tim Williams

5 year old James Masters colours in his dinosaur mask PHOTO: Tim Williams

Each week a new theme with things to make and trails around the gallery is thought of to keep youngsters on their toes.

Dinosaur week included decorating a dinosaur egg, making masks and a fascinating explorers trail around the museum.

This week’s theme is ‘Use You Senses’ where children can make shapes from wire and wool, see the optical illusions and try out their touch and smell skills.

From Tuesday (August 18 to 22) the theme is Back To School, which features book worm making and finger puppets.

In July there was ‘Amazing Archaeology’ which had Saxon doll making and metal detecting and ‘Under The Sea’ which included making watery window clingers and finding pirate loot.

For more information about the programme call (0116) 3053860 or alternatively email meltonmuseum@leics.gov.uk

Drop in during the museum opening hours of Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 4.30pm.