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    Stories in the Sky

    Southchurch14 August 2018 - 14 August 2018

    Discover the stories behind the constellations in the night sky. Why is Cancer the crab among the stars? Why are Orion and Scorpius so far from each other?   11am | Tickets: £4 each | Booking essential: Suitable for children aged 3+ The planetarium is upstairs in Central Museum.…

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  • Prehistoric Britain

    Prehistoric Britain

    Beecroft22 August 2018 - 22 August 2018

    Is your child starting prehistory in school in September?  Explore the fascinating world of prehistoric Britain!  Learn about life in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods.  Look at and handle early technology, including original and replica hand tools, weapons and a quern stone. Includes local prehistory from the Stone Age…

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    Exploring the Moon: August 18

    Planetarium28 August 2018 - 28 August 2018

    Uncover the secrets of Earth’s moon this August in this fascinating focused Planetarium session. Learn about the fascinating facts associated with it, alongside myths and legends that will make you think twice the next time you look up at night. Talks suitable for children aged 7+. Talks approximately 45 minutes.…

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Southend Museums Service is part of the Culture Section of the Adult and Community Services Department, Southend on Sea, Essex Borough Council