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NTU Psychology Family Day 2019

NTU Psychology Family Day
Exhibitions | Workshops

The NTU Psychology Family Day is ideal for parents and carers, and for children between 4-11 years of age. We will have a host of activities for your children (and yourselves) to take part in.

The day is a drop-in style event, open to the public.

  • From: Saturday 16 November 2019, 11 am
  • To: Saturday 16 November 2019, 3.30 pm
  • Location: Taylor Building, Chaucer Street, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, NG1 5LP
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Event details

The day will feature a range of fun activities across a total of 7 zones. Some examples include:

Fun and Friendship Zone:

  • Make yourself a hat that displays all the areas of the brain
  • Make yourself a brain model and a model of a neuron to take home
  • Colour in your very own Elmer the elephant and add it to our friendship chain
  • Toddler play area

Growing Up Zone:

  • Have a go at the Marshmallow test
  • See how family circles are generated and what they can tell you about children’s lives
  • See how eye glasses are used to ‘track’ where adults and children are looking
  • View our observation lab

Brain and Body Zone:

  • See what information you can get from your body movements
  • Have a look at a model of the brain
  • Move objects with the power of the mind
  • Where’s Wally? How do we search visual scenes for information?

Senses Zone:

  • Discover the wonderful world of optical illusions
  • How many bean bags can you get in our bin when wearing our upside-down glasses?
  • See how we use our senses when balancing
  • Experience what it’s like to have hearing loss or a cochlear implant

Driving Zone:

  • How good are your driving skills? Have a go on our driving simulator.

Reading Zone

  • Relax in our reading zone and explore a selection of our favourite children’s books.

Study Zone:

  • Take part in a host of studies we have on offer, examples include exploring the relationship between videogame playing, tablet use, and visual attentional function in children, and research assessing peer influences on risk-taking amongst children.

This event is free to attend and is open to the public.

Location details


Taylor Building
Chaucer Street
Nottingham Trent University

Past event

Still need help?

Sarah Gardner
0115 848 4536