Crafty Rafts with Science Oxford

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Join the Science Oxford team at MOX for a wet and wonderful exploration of floating and sinking at this nautically-themed family workshop. Mini-mariners will have fun investigating the scientific principles of buoyancy with hands-on activities, before putting their new engineering skills to the test! Design and build a range of rafts, and test which design will be able to rescue the most toy animals from the island?

We’ll test each raft in turn, giving families the opportunity to refine and improve their designs. The workshop provides a great way for your children to develop their team-working, resilience, and problem-solving skills.

Each workshop lasts for 2 hours and is recommended for children aged 5+

Workshops run from 10.30-12.30 & 1.30-3.30

Access requirements
The Museum is accessible for wheelchair users and baby carriers. There is step-free, level entry access to the Town Hall is via the entrance closest to Carfax (to the left of the main steps as you face the Town Hall). Inside the Museum, Museum Makers is accessible via a platform lift and lift to the basement level. Accessible toilets are available in the Museum (close to Museum Makers) and in the Town Hall on the ground floor, before entering the Museum. Please contact the Museum team if you’d like to talk to a member of staff about your access requirements. Further access information can be found on our website:

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