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Mini Museum Engineers on Tour

Get building and problem-solving in this family workshop coming to us from Coventry Transport Museum

A man and a toddler playing with objects in front of a car on display at Coventry Transport Museum. The toddler has a yellow toy hard hat on his head, covering his eyes. There are toy traffic cones, magnets and a stop sign around them.

Free | Drop-in

Designed for ages 0-4

Ready, steady, engineer! Get stuck into problem-solving and building in this exciting family session coming to the Herbert from Coventry Transport Museum for World Book Day. Themed around trains, Mini Museum Engineers invites you to experiment with a variety of building materials and try out different construction challenges. 

Running regularly at Coventry Transport Museum, Mini Museum Engineers play sessions offers little ones a chance to explore in an open-ended play environment, with different themes linked to the museum's collections each week. Led by expert Learning staff with a STEM-based* approach, they're designed to encourage early engineering skills, problem-solving, imagination and of course, fun! 

If you enjoy this free taster at the Herbert, make sure you take a look at upcoming Mini Museum Engineers play sessions at Coventry Transport Museum.

*Not sure what STEM is? Don’t worry, you don’t really need to know what it is to enjoy and embrace these activities. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, which might sound complicated, but STEM-based play is important for early years learning, too! Exposure to any play that encourages children to figure things out, discover how things work and be creative can support STEM learning, and by attending these sessions, you'll soon realise that it's all around us, all the time.