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Durham University

Special Collections

Family Activities at Palace Green Library

Family activity

Activities for parents and children.

Every bee needs a house

Tuesday 20th August 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Animals live in all sorts of places, this week we would love you to make a bee house. Bees are vital to our world and we need to protect and help them.

Who says 'Twit Twoo'?

Saturday 24th August 2019 - Sunday 25th August 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

One of the taxidermy animals in our current exhibition is an owl! We would like you to create a Twit Twooing owl covered in beautiful feathers to take away with you. Which other birds can you see in our exhibition?

Rocking Recycling

Tuesday 27th August 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

We need to help conserve our world for all of the creatures living here. Use recycled materials to make your own creature inspired by one of the animals in our exhibition Wild! Make them as weird, wonderful and wild as can be!

Beautiful Bookmarks

Saturday 31st August 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Start back the school term in style with a beautiful bookmark. You can use our Wild Exhibition to help make a cheeky animal bookmark to remember the page in your favourite book.

Autumn Hedgehogs

Saturday 7th September 2019 - Sunday 8th September 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

It will soon be time for many animals from the British Isles to hibernate. Help get that autumn feeling by making a hedgehog inspired by all of those beautiful autumn colours!

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Saturday 14th September 2019 - Sunday 15th September 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Learn about the life-cycle of the caterpillar as it turns into a butterfly. You can even take one of these creative critters home with you. Butterfly’s wings are usually symmetrical and colourful. Can you make one out of pegs?

Where is my home?

Saturday 21st September 2019 - Sunday 22nd September 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Visit today and make your own matching game to play with your friends and family. There are many animals in our exhibition, Wild, can you work out what their homes look like?

Friendly Foxes!

Saturday 28th September 2019 - Sunday 29th September 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

In our exhibition you will find a beautiful red fox. Foxes live in many places, from the countryside to the city. Can you make a fuzzy friend today?