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Be the Rainbow: Youth Panel Family Day

The Youth Panel invites you to join them and Be The Rainbow and get hands-on and creative with the Horniman’s colourful collection!

We will be taking over the Horniman for a day of family-friendly activities inspired by our popular exhibition Colour: The Rainbow Revealed designed and delivered by the Horniman Youth Panel.

Tie-Dye Tote Bag!

Education Centre

12.15pm – 1pm, 1.30pm - 2.15pm, 2.45pm - 3.30pm

Free, ticketed from Youth Panel Information Desk.

Tie-dye and take home your own Be the Rainbow tote bag. Learn some techniques and then work as together to make your colourful design a rainbow reality.

Max. 30 children per session (with accompanying adults).

Colourful Camouflage

Education Centre

Free. Drop in

Find out about how animals disguise themselves and get some face paint inspired by the clever camouflaged animals in our Natural History collection.

Discover the Rainbow

Hands on Base

12:30-1pm, 1:30-2pm, 2:30-3pm, 3:30-4pm


Find out more about the Horniman's colourful collection and hands-on with a kaleidoscope of objects from around the world.


Music Gallery Performance Space

Free. Drop in

Our rainbow themed photobooth is waiting for you to strike a pose. Let your true colours shine! 

Follow the Rainbow Trail

Free. Available from Youth Panel Information Desk.

You can find something of every colour of the rainbow at the Horniman – complete the trail to win gold at the end of the rainbow!