Looking for a free but educational day out with kids in Liverpool? Why not explore the wonders of the natural world with a visit to one of Liverpool’s most treasured museums?
Blast off into space with a visit to the Planetarium and discover the Universe with one of the daily cinema experiences. Children can explore mysterious planets and even go on the hunt for alien life forms.
Head to the natural history centre where you can touch a hippopotamus skull, hold a mammoths tooth, and explore the history of man.
Enter the dinosaur gallery. Are you brave enough to come face to face with life-size casts of the skeletons of ferocious dinosaurs?
Visit the ancient Egyptian mummies and learn about 16000 artifacts, some as old as 5000 years! Learn all about the lives of Egyptians and how the mummification process really works.
The Weston Discovery Centre offers a range of activities and interaction to provide a fascinating insight into human history throughout the ages, using the museum’s archaeology and ethnology collections. Find out about the musical exploits of the Vikings, how prehistoric stone axes were made, and handle artifacts that are 5000 years old.
Head on over to the bug house where families will see real live colonies of leaf cutter ants and bees. There is also a large sample of creepy crawly specimens to study including beetles, spiders, scorpions and centipedes. Don’t forget to look up. You may notice a giant 8 legged visitor overhead!
Immerse yourself in nature in the wild and wooded gallery of ‘Natural world’. Observe the lion chasing the Zebra, sparking interesting conversations about nature, and see live colonies of insects or discover animal specimens from the plains of Africa to the rainforests of South America.
So for a great family day out in Liverpool, Liverpool’s world museum will be an excellent choice when looking for things to do with the kids. With a large array of interactive hands-on activities, the kids will be entertained for hours!
*Download the Dinosaurs Unleashed event and app, which sees you hatch and care for your dinosaur and take it for a walk in Liverpool ONE, World Museum or other parts of the city on your mobile.
*New resources and quiet sessions for people with autism are available.
*Pay and display car parks nearby.