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New Activities & Events - July - September

Summer Activities

Space Chase An Out Of This World Adventure
Saturday 13 July
Your Mission: Read 6 books over 6 weeks.
Join us for the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge “Space Chase” an out of this world adventure. Get ready for take-off by designing and decorating our space lab.

Design a Galactic Mobile
Sunday 14 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Make your own collection of galaxies. Suspend them on a mobile so they turn and sparkle in the wind and hang them in the children’s library.

Space Maze
Tuesday 16 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Sharpen the pens and find the solution to these “out of this world” space mazes!

Make a Planet Mask
Thursday 18 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Come along and create your very own planet mask!!

NASA: Design a Spaceship
Sunday 21 July, 2:15 – 3:30pm
Engineers at NASA’s Langley research centre must consider many questions as they design the next generation of space vehicles. Their approach is not CAN they do it but, HOW can they do it BETTER than before and more cost effectively.
Assignment: Five Steps to BLASTOFF
Step One: Mission Purpose
Step Two: Design
Step Three: Analyses
Step Four: Testing
Step Five: Fabrication

Make an Earth Fan
Tuesday 23 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Be a Fan of Earth and Make an Earth Fan!

Make a pinwheel Galaxy Pinwheel
Thursday 25 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
For those of us who can't see it in the night sky, we can have the next best thing: a Pinwheel Galaxy pinwheel! Come along and create your own!!

Design a spacesuit
Sunday 28th July, 2:15 – 3:30pm
Spacesuits are specially designed to protect astronauts from the cold, radiation and low pressure in space. They also provide air to breathe. Wearing a spacesuit allows an astronaut to survive and work in space. What will your Astronaut wear?

Space Quiz
Tuesday 30 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Space is a mysterious place but there are plenty of things we are sure about when it comes to that vast space that surrounds us here on earth. Challenge what you think you know with our fun space quiz.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Thursday 1 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Create your very own star poem to hang in the children’s library.

Paper Roll Astronaut
Sunday 4 August, 2:15 – 3:30pm
Design and make your very own Paper Roll Astronaut! Dream like Yuri Gagarin did!

Space Place Space Maze
Tuesday 6 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Guide your spacecraft through a space maze!

A Letter From Tim Peake
Thursday 8 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Tim Peake spent an eventful and busy six months in space. Imagine that you are Tim on board the International Space Station writing a letter home, explaining what it is like on board and what you miss about home.

Straw Rockets
Sunday 11 August, 2:15 – 3:30pm
Come and Build Straw Rockets! And Zoom Zoom Away To The Moon!

Make Your Own Alien
Tuesday 13 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Design, draw or craft your own alien creature!

Find the Spaceship Landing Site
Thursday 15 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
A race of tiny aliens are planning to land on Earth, somewhere in the Idea Store! Follow their signals to find out where!

Solar System Craft
Sunday 18 August, 2:15 – 3:30pm
Make Your Very Own Galaxy! How Planets Do You Know?

Burst Book Buster
Tuesday 20 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Some of the Idea Store’s books have exploded, and scattered bits of themselves all around! Find the right bits and put them back together!

Alien Messages
Thursday 22 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Aliens have sent down messages to Earth in their own bizarre language. Come along and work out what they’re trying to tell us.

DIY Telescope
Sunday 25 August, 2:15 – 3:30pm
See Infinity And Beyond With Your Very Own Telescope!

Fix the Spaceships
Tuesday 27 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Several spaceships have crashed, and their parts have scattered around the Idea Store! See if you can find all their pieces!

There’s An Alien in My Book
Thursday 29 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
How would you describe a book to an Alien and help them get back to space?

Paper Plate UFO
Sunday 1 September, 2:15pm – 3:30pm
Come and Build Your Very Own Cool UFO!