EXPLORE! Travellers and Trailblazers opened on July 6 and runs until November 10 at Kirkcaldy Galleries.

This summer let you to be taken on an epic adventure! Follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers such as Valentina Tereshkova, who at 26 in 1963 was, and still is, the youngest woman to go into space.

At 70 years old, she told President Putin of Russia that she would like to go to Mars even if it was only a one-way trip.

Check out Ann Bancroft, the first woman to reach the North Pole back in 1986 who also led the first all-female expedition to the South Pole in 1992. Discover exotic lands and fantastic voyages through the hands-on, family friendly exhibition, Explore! Travellers & Trailblazers.

There are lots of fun activities and interactives to enjoy and wonderful things to see, with fascinating objects from far flung places, such as Japan, China, South Africa, India and Australia. Feast your eyes on beautiful hand-painted pottery, intricately carved ivory and polished jade and discover some fascinating facts – did you know that there is more than one type of boomerang?

Find out about some famous explorers and delve into the world of seafarers, whalers and castaways. Meet Rory the Totem Polar Explorer and have fun with the giant jungle frieze. There are lots of quizzes and games to enjoy as well as a chance to dress up as an exotic bird or butterfly, a pirate or an explorer. From polar pioneer to tropical trekker – what will your amazing journey be?

Lesley Lettice, ONFife Cultural Trust Curator said: “The exhibition was a great opportunity to something a bit different with our collections - using amazing objects from around the world to help encourage younger visitors to explore other countries and cultures in a fun, hands-on way. It was enormous fun to work on and I hope our visitors get as much enjoyment out of it as we did putting it together”.

Alongside this, the Galleries are running a programme of events for families with a series of hands-on art and craft drop-in sessions inspired by our world and its universe.

Kids of all ages can try out some tantalizingly tropical crafts at Jungle Explorers on Friday 26th July. Deep Sea Explorers on Friday 2nd August will involve making marine-inspired masterpieces. Both workshops run from 10am-12noon.

And on Friday 9th August they invite you to become Space Explorers, with out-of-this world crafts to take you to infinity and beyond! The session runs from 1.30-3.30pm. All these activities are free, and suitable for children aged 3-11 years and their carers. Drop-in to the Activity Room on the relevant dates and stay for as long as you like. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.