This coming weekend you can take your children to the moon and back at the Museum of the Moon!
Museum of the Moon is a giant art installation suspended from the ceiling in the Great Hall of the University of Bristol on Park Street, offering children and families the chance to see the moon up close.
The Museum of the Moon is a sight to behold: measuring 7 metres in diameter and illuminated from the inside, the inflated artwork also features accurately imprinted NASA imagery of the lunar surface.
The artwork has been created by Bristol artist, Luke Jerram and is being exhibited to mark the installation of the University’s new Chancellor on 22nd March, as well as to celebrate the astronomical research the University carries out, in particular the variety of moon-related research completed.
The event is completely free and no booking is required.
Museum of the Moon takes place on Saturday 25th March from 10am – 8pm and Sunday 26th March from 10am – 5m.
There are also special Moon Tower Tours of Wills Memorial Building on both Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March – to sign up for one of these go to the wills Memorial Building reception on your chosen day.
Tours are £5 and all proceeds for to the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal.
The Museum of the Moon offers a fantastic visit for children and families, plus a lovely Mother’s Day activity!