This Easter, visitors to the National Marine Aquarium will be able to learn about eggs of a very different variety, with a host of exciting activities dedicated to the huge array of weird and wonderful eggs found in our oceans.
Children and adults alike can look forward to exploring the ‘eggstra’ special ‘ocean babies’ themed trail throughout the Easter holidays (25 March – 10 April), where they’ll discover lots of fun facts about marine infants.
A daily family friendly interactive show will also be hosted in the Just Add H2O Aqua Lab, educating and fascinating visitors by showing how marine eggs survive under water and how infant marine life copes in the big wide ocean. Visitors will be able to get involved in the shows, with lots of volunteer opportunities and exciting experiments.
As well as an eggstraordinary Easter Show, the Aquarium will also have an Ocean Eggs & Babies trail for visitors to take part in. They’ll not only have to track down the animals around the building, but match the size of each marine egg or baby with its parent. This, plus Easter themed arts and craft activities in the Creative Centre daily from 11:00 till 15:00, will make for a fun filled and interactive Easter.
Easter will also see the return of the National Marine Aquarium’s popular Sleeping with Sharks event. Taking place on 1 April, the sleepover will be an exciting way for visitors to see what happens in the underwater world at night. With the beasts of the sea swimming silently overhead, their presence will fascinate anyone brave enough to spend the night in their company.
Suitable for children aged 5-15, the evening will include a twilight tour of the Aquarium, arts and crafts in the Just Add H2O Creative Centre, games around the building, a big screen movie in front of the Eddystone Reef tank, a midnight snack, finished off with a continental breakfast the following morning.
Sarah Pickup, Host Supervisor at the National Marine Aquarium, commented: “We are looking forward to welcoming our Easter visitors to what we’re sure will be another great fortnight of non-stop fun. Our ocean creatures lay and hatch their eggs in an amazing number of ways, and we’re hoping that our activities prove that there’s more to Easter animals than just chicks and bunnies. Our Sleeping with Sharks event is a great addition to our Easter schedule – there will be something for everyone at the National Marine Aquarium this Easter.”
To book tickets, visit www.national-aquarium.co.uk