The Box is a treasure trove to explore, with activities and learning opportunities for curious children of all ages.

We place families at the heart of our offer, providing a fun and informative experience for everyone. Explore amazing artwork and fascinating objects with children:

  • Learn about Plymouth and the creatures that once lived here
  • Adventure around our galleries with one of our trails
  • Create something inspired by what you’ve discovered

Bookings are now open! Visit our Plan Your Visit page to book.

Family Trails

Explore the galleries together using our Family Trails that take young visitors around The Box. Our Trails are designed to encourage families to explore together, helping you to find out more about what’s in The Box, reimagine the past and ask big questions about the world around us.

The Trails can be collected safely at the Welcome Desk, or view and download onto your devide during your visit.

People change nature forever, but Can We Change The World? How and why do we use the things around us?

You are in charge - Design and Build looks at engineering large and small.

You have extraordinary powers – let’s use our imagination to get Lost and Found together.

You are a creative force - Thinking and Making asks us to not just look at the things around us, but think carefully about them too.

We need your help. Some of our favourite objects have gone missing, but Where Have They All Gone?

I Wonder

Our fun 'I Wonder' sessions have been specially created for children aged six months to four years and their parents/guardians/carers. They run in six-week blocks each term and our new block begins on Tuesday 8 June (tickets will be available to book in May). The sessions familiarise young children with The Box, introduce them to our artworks and objects, and encourage them to make their own creations to take home.

Child with Telescope

Family Facilities

Pushchairs and Wheelchairs

The Box is fully accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. There is a small area for a few buggies near to the entrance.

Baby Changing Room

There are baby changing facilities in all of the accessible toilets. If there is anything you need, please ask at the Welcome Desk and we can help.

Eating and Drinking

We recommend a visit to our child friendly Box Kitchen & Bar where there are highchairs with trays, a children’s menu and tap water is available for everyone. Please help us to look after our artwork and objects by not eating or drinking in the galleries.

Infant Feeding

Breastfeeding and infant bottle-feeding can take place anywhere at The Box. The Box is accredited with Plymouth Latch On. Box Kitchen & Bar will provide hot water for warming bottles of milk on request.

Visit Our Shop

The shop stocks an exciting range of children’s products, games and books from fossils and soft toys to art materials. There are plenty of pocket money items for children costing £5 and under.

Tell Us What You Think

We hope you enjoy your visit to The Box. We like to know how we can improve so if you have any comments please contact us.

Find out more about planning your visit and additional access information.