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Event National Museum of Scotland

How The Nose Got Its Sneeze

11 Jun - 12 Jun 2022
10:00 - 16:45

Event Space, Level 2

Free sign-up on the day

In this fun and immersive play adventure, children will explore what happens inside the nose when things like smoke, dust and pollen get inside and how the nose defends our precious lungs against these invaders.

Play will start with a story to set the scene, followed by a journey through a giant nose and then continue with lots of loose-part-play within two large lung-shaped domes. A gentle soundscape of music and breathing will surround the hands-on activity. OKIDO play rangers and lung researchers will be on hand to help with questions and fun!

Sign up on the day for a 45 minute session, starting each hour from 10am until (last session) 4pm.

This event is for under-fives but parents, carers, grandparents and older siblings are encouraged to join in too!

In partnership with OKIDO Studio.

Cartoon of a child's colourful play room with three translucent tents filled with toys and kids playing.

OKIDO Studio

This play installation has been designed by OKIDO Studio in collaboration with respiratory researchers as part of 'Breathing Together', a five year research and engagement programme exploring breathing and lung health in children.

OKIDO is a creative studio best known for communicating with young children and their families through science and art. Everything that they create involves informal learning strategies using learning-through-play techniques that focus on communicating a positive attitude toward science, art, health, relationships and the world around us.

Getting here

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National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

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We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. 
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

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