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Half term fun at UCL Museums & Collections

27 October 2008

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For families looking for something different to try during the autumn half-term week, UCL Museums & Collections have some inspiring events on offer.

The UCL Grant Museum is running a five-day event on 'Monkeys, Moose and Millipedes', which runs from Mon 27-Fri 31 Oct 2008, 1-5 pm in the museum.

From jungle to underwater kelp forests, and cool rainforests to Arctic woodlands, the UCL Grant Museum invites families and discover the amazing creatures that live among the roots, branches and leaves with our exciting specimen-based activities. What dwells in 70m tall seaweed or dangles 100m in the air? Which animals rummage through rotting leaves or have feet that never touch the ground? Discover tigers, tortoises and toucans in fun hands-on games for half-term.

On 29 October at 2-4pm, UCL Art Collections will be hosting a fun family drawing and collage workshop. Entitled 'Strike a Pose' this portrait workshop will give participants the chance to pose as an 18th century celebrity, drape themselves in neo-classical style and be pictured within a set.

Finally, the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is hosting 
a half-term family workshop on pot moulding, from 2-4 pm on 30th October. Participants will have a chance to explore the funky designs of ancient Egypt and make their own pot in the 
style of the time of Tutankhamun.

All events take place in and around the UCL main campus. Visit the events pages at the top of the article for more details about addresses and booking, or see the UCL Museums & Collections pages for more about each museum.

UCL produces a regular leaflet of public events, which is downloadable from the events pages, and distributed in local libraries, bookshops and cafes. 

About UCL Museums & Collections
Incorporating the world's oldest dress (from the UCL Petrie Museum), the rarest animal skeleton on the planet (UCL Grant Museum) and prints and drawings by Old Master artists (UCL Art Collections) the UCL Museums & Collections are a treasure trove of unusual and inspiring exhibits. The collections open to the public and to researchers, and run a lively program of activities for all ages.

Image: The quagga skeleton, at UCL Grant Museum