Monday, 24 August 2015

Spineless Exhibition at The Great North Museum

Just recently we attended a preview of the new Spineless exhibition at The Great North Museum. Spineless Explores the awesome world of invertebrates in a fab colourful and immersive family friendly exhibition It is the first major natural history exhibition at the museum since it reopened in 2009.

 

Created by the museum’s own team Spineless showcases specimens from the museum’s extensive natural history collections not currently on display, with live specimens including the world’s heaviest stick insect an largest spider.

 

 

With loans from the Natural History Museum in London including the world’s only venomous crustacean.

The exhibition is set in different themes, underwater first with lots of ocean themed info and the move through to discover on land invertebrates with lots of live creatures and the chance to meet some up close during live animal talks in the exhibition Monday - Friday at:

  • 11.30am
  • 1pm
  • 2.30pm
 

We loved the fishing game where we learned about all the different invertebrate sea creatures that we caught.

 

 
The Golden Child loved meeting cockroaches and stick insects and happily imparted all of his knowledge learned from his bug party!
 

Peanut loved trying on these especially commissioned dress up outfits and I have to say the craftsmanship and quality is amazing. There is lovely wee gift shop a fab baby chill out area fenced off from the threat of big people feet and a slide, climbing frame and trampoline for a bit of energy depletion (you know it's a necessity !)

 

We loved the exhibition and of course it's part of the bigger museum which can easily kill a whole day of wandering, playing, discovering and a must have slice of cake in the cafe! ALL FOR FREE (well except the cafe obviously!)

 

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14 comments:

  1. Id be very interested in the beekeeping x

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  2. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/ancient-egypt

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  3. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/fossil-stories

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  4. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/autumn-bird-watching

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  5. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/fossil-stories - I love Fossils

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  6. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/ancient-egypt

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  7. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/spineless

    It would have to be the Spineless exhibition to challenge my fears and satisfy my curiosity.

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  9. Bee keeping definitely is of interest to me

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  10. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/ancient-egypt

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  11. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/hadrians-wall

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  12. Spineless :) https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/spineless

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  13. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/ancient-egypt

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  14. https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/spineless

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