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Maths in Motion: Family Fun

25 Sep - 1 Oct 2023
10:00 - 17:00

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Drop-in and ticketed activities

Discover Maths in Motion with our Maths Week Scotland family activities.  

Enjoy maths-themed treats at the National Museum of Scotland: 

Counting Sheep Trail 

Mon 25 Sep–Sun 1 Oct 10:00–17:00 

Check out our gallery trail where each of our Dolly clones has a maths-related challenge for you to solve. 

Magic Carpet: Maths in Motion Special 

Wed 27 Sep 10:30–11:00, 14:00–14:30 

Bring your little ones for a fun session on the Magic Carpet exploring maths in motion. Discover shapes, numbers, time and more through songs, action rhymes, objects and sensory play. 

Suitable for children ages 2–4 and their adult helper.  

Free, booking required.

Find Out Fridays: Maths in Motion Special 

Fri 29 Sep 13:30–16:00 

Stop by the Grand Gallery and get hands on with some maths-themed objects and demos. There are no wrong answers here – make it a great addition to your Friday afternoon.

These activities are part of our Maths Week Scotland celebrations. 

Additional information

Visiting with prams

If you are visiting with a pram or buggy we advise you to use the Tower Entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets and changing spaces are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. There is no buggy park in the museum so please keep your pram or buggy with you at all times.

Useful information

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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    Magic Carpet Minis sessions © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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