Did you know squids communicate with each other by using pulsating skin patterns? Or that giant isopods can go for five years without eating!
Rather than Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs, Brighton Museum is going under the sea this Easter holiday!
We have loads of fun activities happening for families based on our popular exhibition Ocean Blues, which explores the threats to life in our oceans as well as the initiatives being taken to reduce the impact we have on the ocean environment.
You can pop in at any time and pick up our new trail, Ocean Explorer. It gives you a fun way to guide your child around the museum, looking at objects in a new way.
For something a little more hands on come and join our creative workshops, Making Waves, which are happening Monday 6 and Saturday 11 April, 12-4pm. These are free and drop in and kids can paint, colour, cut and stick to their hearts delight while leaving none of the mess at home! All materials are provided.
To give your child a really memorable experience this Easter, book them into our Microscope Madness or Funny Bones and Spiky Teeth workshops. These are for 8-12 year olds and you can leave them with our experienced Museum Teachers for an hour. They will have the chance to identify tiny marine creatures using microscopes or get hands on with teeth and bones. Please book these in advance as they are very popular.
Microscope Madness – Thurs 2 and Weds 8 April, 10.30-11.30am and 1.30-2.30pm. £5 per child.
Funny Bones and Spiky Teeth – Fri 10 April, 10.30-11.30am and 1.30-2.30pm
£5 per child.
For the whole family, come and meet ‘Martha Gunn’ and ‘Mary Anning’. Martha Gunn was a professional ‘dipper’ in Brighton. Operating a bathing machine used by women bathers, a dipper would push the machine into the water and help bathers in and out of the water. Mary Anning was one of the greatest fossil hunters ever known, and her discoveries became key pieces of evidence for the reality of extinction. These well-known characters from history will be appearing at Brighton Museum and you have the chance to ask them questions and handle fascinating objects from our natural sciences collection.
Meet Martha Gunn –Tuesday 7 April 12-4pm
Meet Mary Anning – Saturday 4 and Saturday 11 April 12-4pm
To book onto Microscope Madness and Funny Bones and Spiky Teeth or for more information please call our bookings team on 03000 290902