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Mammoth family fun at our Early Man half term

This February half term, we played host to free family activities and events inspired by the brand-new animated adventure Early Man.

Early Man is the new hit film from Aardman Animations, the makers of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. This February half term, the animated stars of the film took over the museum for a fantastic family extravaganza!

Between 10–18 February 2018, we ran a whole range of amazing activities for families: live and interactive animation shows, model-making workshops, and even catapult crafting to test out your design and engineering skills.

Keep reading for photos and animations from the whole event, including the giant flipbook made from pictures painted by our visitors in ‘Goona’s Mammoth Movies’ and the clay characters you created in ‘Hognob’s Model Making’. Can you spot yourself and your family in any of our snaps?

Clay models made on Saturday 10 February
Early Man Half Term activities
Hognob’s Model Making
Clay models made on Sunday 11 February
Aardman studios animator Andy Symanowski gives a talk in the Wonderlab Studio
Clay models made on Monday 12 February
Hognob’s Model Making
Clay models made on Tuesday 13 February
Early Man Half Term activities
Colouring in frames for Goona’s Mammoth Movies
Clay models made on Wednesday 14 February
Aardman studios animator Andy Symanowski introduces a screening of Early Man
Aardman studios animator Andy Symanowski introduces a screening of Early Man
Clay models made on Thursday 15 February
Early Man Half Term activities
Dug’s Catapult Challenge
Clay models made on Friday 16 February
Early Man Half Term activities
Tracking down Wallace and Gromit for the Early Man family trail
Clay models made on Saturday 17 February
Early Man Half Term activities
Hognob’s Model Making
Clay models made on Sunday 18 February
Andy Symanowski with a model of the character Dug
Andy Symanowski and Dug!

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