Events for families and adults

Join our special events, exhibitions, talks and workshops

From craft workshops for kids to hands-on activities for families, there are plenty of fun things to do at Tring. 

For a handy guide to Tring events and visitor information download 

What's on at Tring: July - October 2014 PDF (974.9 KB)

Events
  • Deadly!

    Deadly!

    24 March 2014
    Until 14 September 2014
    Suitable for all ages
    Free exhibition: no need to book, just turn up

    Discover the truth about the most dangerous creatures on Earth. From punching and poisoning to drowning and exploding, this exhibition reveals what makes some animals armed and deadly.
    Based on the children's book by Nicola Davies and Neal Layton.

  • Hunter Games

    Hunter Games

    29 July 2014 10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 14:00 - 14:45,
    30 July 2014 10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 14:00 - 14:45
    Suitable for ages 6+
    Free, advance booking required

    Join us in Tring Park to become a top predator, searching for your prey hidden in the grass.
    Please note, it is a 10-minute walk to the park.

  • Beeswax Candle

    Beeswax Candle

    5 August 2014 10:30 - 11:30, 14:30 - 15:30
    Suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £3.50, advance booking required

    Make your own rolled beeswax candle and bee-shaped holder to take home.

  • Fun with Fossils

    Fun with Fossils

    7 August 2014 10:15 - 11:00, 14:30 - 15:15
    Suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £3.50, advance booking required

    Get your hands on real fossils and create your own fossil cast using plaster of Paris.

  • Shark Sock Puppets

    Shark Sock Puppets

    12 August 2014 10:15 - 11:00, 11:00 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:15, 15:30 - 16:15,
    13 August 2014 10:15 - 11:00, 11:00 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:15, 15:30 - 16:15
    Suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £1.50, available on the day

    Visit the Deadly! exhibition to see a real tiger shark jaw then make your own deadly shark sock puppet.

  • Imaginary Animals Display

    Imaginary Animals Display

    15 August 2014
    Until 4 September
    Suitable for all ages
    Free special display

    See the best and most creative entries from our Imaginary Animal drawing competition.

  • Mantis Shrimp

    Mantis Shrimp

    19 August 2014 10:15 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:15 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30,
    20 August 2014 10:15 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:15 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30
    Suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £1.50, available on the day

    Mantis shrimps pack the most powerful punk in the animal kingdom. Find out more and make your own mantis shrimps in this craft activity.

  • Meet Walter Rothschild and an Imaginary Animal

    Meet Walter Rothschild and an Imaginary Animal

    21 August 2014
    Suitable for all ages
    Free

    Keep an eye out for gallery character Walter Rothschild roaming around the Museum today, along with a curious creature conjured up by puppet and costume designer Georgina Davy.

  • Gaudy Geckos

    Gaudy Geckos

    25 August 2014 10:15 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:15 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30,
    27 August 2014 10:15 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:15 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30
    Suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £1.50, available on the day

    Make a brightly coloured paper gecko and bring a taste of the tropics to Tring.

  • Autumn Leaf Crowns

    Autumn Leaf Crowns

    11 September 2014 11:00 - 11:30, 14:00 - 14:30
    Most suitable for under 5s
    Tickets £1.50, available on the day

    Autumn is a time to celebrate nature so get creative and make a natural crown to wear for the occasion.

  • Science Uncovered

    Science Uncovered

    26 September 2014 18:00 - 22:00
    Suitable for adults and children aged 14+
    Free

    Join us at the Museum for an incredible open evening and discover the science that goes on in our research collections. See specimens, chat with curators and researchers and find out how we are surrounded by science.

  • A Shot in the Park Photography Exhibition

    A Shot in the Park Photography Exhibition

    3 October 2014
    Until 16 November 2014
    Suitable for all ages
    Free exhibition: no need to book, just turn up

    See the winners of this year's Tring Park photography competition, based around the themes of life, colour and weather.

  • Play with Clay: Spiders

    Play with Clay: Spiders

    9 October 2014 11:00 - 11:30, 14:00 - 14:30
    Suitable for under 5s
    Tickets £1.50, available on the day

    Create a spider from clay to take home.

  • Animal Mummies

    Animal Mummies

    28 October 2014 10:30 - 11:30, 14:30 - 15:30
    Suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £3.50, advance booking required

    Did you know the Ancient Egyptians even mummified animals. See images of real animal mummies and prepare your own clay mummy for its journey to the afterlife.

  • Pumpkin Carving at the Museum

    Pumpkin Carving at the Museum

    29 October 2014 17:30 - 18:00, 18:00 - 18:30, 18:30 - 19:00
    Suitable for ages 5+
    Tickets £3, advance booking required

    Carve a spooky pumpkin to light your way through Tring Park.

  • Tring Park Lantern Event

    Tring Park Lantern Event

    29 October 2014 18:00 - 20:00
    Suitable for all ages
    Suggested donation of £3 per person on the night, advance booking required

    Discover Tring Park after hours on this fun night time walk. Limited spaces available. To book your place, email tringpark@woodlandtrust.org.uk

  • Museum by Torchlight

    Museum by Torchlight

    31 October 2014 17:00 - 20:00
    Most suitable for children aged 5+
    Free, no booking required

    Bring along your torch and set off on the trail of nocturnal creatures around the Museum. Do you dare to explore in the dark and to touch some mystery animal objects?

  • Bat Conservation Trust

    Bat Conservation Trust

    31 October 2014
    Suitable for all ages
    Free

    Meet the Bat Conservation Trust and learn about the world of bats, plus make a bat to take home.

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Borrow animal costumes and toys to make exploring the galleries more fun.

Ask at the information desk on Tuesdays in term time from 14.00.

Booking an event

For event enquiries or to book an event, please call +44 (0)20 7942 6163, Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00.
Some events need to be booked in advance. Please see individual events for details.

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