ANCHORS aweigh – an evening of ocean adventure is the theme for this year’s Night At Your Museum in Rugby.
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (RAGM) will host fun, creative activities for the whole family on the evening of Friday May 26 – featuring a guest appearance from Ocho, a giant inflatable octopus.
Visitors can dive into creativity by making coral out of recycled materials to help build a neon-lit reef, while the Marine Conservation Society offers the opportunity to make a model dolphin and colour crustaceans.
Scientists from the University of Warwick will help visitors make a submarine and learn how science makes a sub submerge and rise to the surface, while a pirate will tell tales of his perilous adventures on the high seas through poetry recitals.
A photo booth will give visitors the chance to transform into a pirate or a mermaid, with face-painting inspired by the seven seas also on offer.
Under-fives can enjoy sensory play sessions complete with bubble tubes, while bubble machines and music from the Rugby Phoenix Ukulele Band promise to add to the oceanic atmosphere on the night.
RAGM manager Sally Godden said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors for a night of ocean adventure and have activities on offer for all ages.
“A Night At Your Museum is always one of our most popular events, so it’s best to book tickets early to avoid missing out.”
Tickets for A Night At Your Museum cost £4 (under-twos free), with timed entry to the event at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Visit www.ragm.co.uk/nightatyourmuseum or call (01788) 533217 to book.
Visit www.ragm.co.uk for more information about events and exhibitions at RAGM.