Oceans of Fun at Dynamic Earth
- 06 April 2019 - 22 April 2019
- Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS
- Booking: https://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/visit/whats-on
Have a whale of a time these Easter holidays with a whole host of marine-themed experiences at Dynamic Earth. From 6 to 22 April, a ticket for Dynamic Earth will also include access to a sea of special activities, all aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our oceans.
Seasonal events include:
Atlantic Adventures - Play with real and virtual underwater robots and find out how scientists are working to protect a changing ocean (11, 14, 15, 20 and 21 April).
Aliens of the Deep - Discover all the weird and wonderful creatures living within the ocean and how they have adapted to survive (20 and 21 April)
Revealing Scotland’s Cold Water Coral Reefs - Get hands-on with real reef samples. Don’t forget to bring a clean glass jar to make a crafty coral creation to take away! (17 and 19 April)
Coming back to the surface, artist Julia Barton will be encouraging visitors to bring along plastic bottles on 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 April. They can then help to wash and squash these as part of her thought provoking #LitterCUBES project, which raises awareness of litter on local beaches. Elsewhere in the outdoors, young explorers can find out all about the volcanic eruptions that rocked Edinburgh, then head out into Holyrood Park to see the evidence on 12 and 14 April.
Geology fans will want to keep 16 April free in their diaries, as Professor Iain Stewart, presenter of the BBC’s The Power of the Planet, will be at Dynamic Earth exploring the geological underworld. In the morning, as part of the Delving into Deep Earth activity, youngsters can discover the uses of different types of rock and minerals and even make their own Earthquake! A later activity – Communicating the Hidden Commons - will take place at 6pm with Professor Stewart and the British Geological Survey, which discusses the challenges of understanding the realm below our feet and managing it more sustainably.
On April 22, the venue will be celebrating Earth Day and providing a whole host of fun, drop-in activities focussed on how we can all do our bit to protect our amazing planet.
Find out more about this fun-filled programme on the Dynamic Earth website.
This content is sponsored by Dynamic Earth