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Best Days Out Cornwall

When: 10 February 2024 - 18 February 2024

Science of the Sea

Posted in Events by cata on 8th January 2024

Drop anchor at National Maritime Museum Cornwall this February half term for Science of the Sea – family fun with a BANG! Learn where energy comes from and witness explosive experiments in a live science show, get creative in Make & Take, and embark on a captivating Museum trail.

Saturday February 10 – Sunday February 18

The Wonderstruck Forces & Energy Show

Shows at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Quieter sessions on Sundays at 11am.

Have you ever wondered how boats, ships and submarines move? How do they produce the necessary forces and where does the energy come from?

To find out, take an exciting 25-minute perambulation through the world of forces & energy with your expert guide, Mr Wright.

He’ll help you explore the science goodness behind these questions. Along the way he’ll also propel an (un)lucky volunteer across the stage on the Wonderstruck Rocket Car, tinker with liquid nitrogen, explode a rather large bowl of breakfast cereal”.

Make & Take

12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Get creative and craft trinkets inspired by the science show!

Museum Trail

Explore the wonders of the Museum in search of lab coats in a fun and fascinating trail.

What else is at National Maritime Museum Cornwall?

Explore 15 galleries over five floors, jump aboard boats, climb the 100-foot Lookout Tower, go underwater in the Tidal Zone, uncover ocean adventures and survival stories and sail miniature boats on the Waterfront Boat Pool. Plus, have fun in the Skull Island Play Zone and learn about Cornish maritime history in the Museum’s Cornwall galleries.

It’s free!

The Science of the Sea half term activities are FREE as part of the Museum’s annual admission fee. Pay once and get in free for a year.