Tuesday 3 July
10am – 12.30pm
On the first Tuesday of every month, ‘Mini Mammoths’, a session for under 5’s takes place at Ipswich Museum. Each month we explore a different gallery, using a mixture of stories, craft activities, trails and handling objects to enable children to actively investigate and discover more about the amazing things in the museum. Both children and parents can enjoy exploring the museum together, talking about the things they have found. From the deep sea creatures to a journey down the Nile to see treasures from Ancient Egypt, the adventures are endless.
This year our giraffe will be celebrating his 103rd birthday at Ipswich Museum so on Tuesday 3 July ‘Mini Mammoths’ are having a special Jungle Party for him, and for this session only, all the local Ipswich nursery groups and their cuddly animals have been invited to come and join in the fun too.
Throughout the museum there will be a variety of different jungle activities including: jungle drumming with our visiting drummer George Fothergill, the chance to make a giraffe crown, a hide and seek animal trail, face painting, story telling, ‘jungle snack’ – and of course some dressing up and jungle dancing!
Many local nurseries are bringing children to the party, so with over 100 under 5’s in the museum, it is going to be a great birthday celebration for our giraffe. Booking for the Jungle party is essential – please ring 01206 282931 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come or would like to know more about this or ‘Mini Mammoths’.
Councillor Bryony Rudkin, Culture Portfolio Holder for Ipswich Borough Council said: "This is a magical opportunity for children and their parents and grandparents to have fun at the Museum. There is so much to see in High Street and this is a great way of letting young ones use their brilliant imagination and transform the Museum into a world of adventure."
Over the last 2 years we have been developing new resources to help younger visitors actively explore the museum. The introduction of an ‘activity cart’ and animal costumes in the Natural History gallery at Ipswich Museum has proved especially popular and lions, giraffes and monkeys can often be seen exploring the gallery with magnifying glass and torch in paw!
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