Free Family Activity
Waste Age Family Day
Enjoy an energising performance from The Green House Theatre on waste, sustainability and design.
A roaming storyteller will offer interactive musical narratives and storytelling linked to the exhibition Waste Age: What can design do?.
Suitable for families with younger children.
Using pencils and postcards provided, see if you can design with waste in mind. Come up with an idea for a new product made from waste or that tackles the problem of waste and enter it into the Design Ventura post box. Winners will be announced and sent a prize via post at a later date.
Suitable for all ages.
In collaboration with designer Isobel Irwin, the museum will offer two exciting drop-in activities for families:
Let's build a shop made out of waste
Let’s reimagine the future of retail when it comes to waste. Help create an interactive installation from waste materials that will work as a post-waste Design Museum shop of the future. The made-up shop will have shelves, tills, display structures and products all built from waste materials. Materials will be provided so that children can make their own Design Ventura product to add to the Design Museum Shop installation.
Let's build a paper shopping basket
A handout activity that will invite you to weave your own shopping basket out of wastepaper so that you can use it in our 'waste shop'.
Suitable for families with children age 4 - 12 years old.
The Waste Age Family Day is brought to you by Design Ventura, the Design Museum’s flagship learning programme supported by Deutsche Bank as part of its global youth engagement programme Born to Be.