October Half Term - Marine Day - Oceanic Adventures

Join us at the Great North Museum: Hancock for a marine themed family fun day.



Thursday 28 October

Visitor information


11am - 3pm, drop in.


Donations welcome (free entry).


This October half term join us at the Great North Museum: Hancock for a marine themed family fun day featuring:

  • Show and Share with Newcastle University Researchers: Dr Johanna Weston, Dr Tom Linley and Dr James Guest. 
  • Find out about marine ecology, coral research and the brand-new species discovered by researchers at Newcastle University representing a tragic milestone
  • Get hands on with Dove Marine Lab and Great North Museum Curator Dan Gordon with Dove lab's touch tanks featuring live marine animals
  • Make and Take with Marine life drawing with artist Jane Lee McCracken, deep sea creature craft activities and puffer fish making with Great North Museum Curator Sylvia Humphrey. 
  • Creature Feature links to our new exhibitions, Eurythenes plasticus: The New Face of the Plastic Pollution Crisis and Where Did All The Animals Go?
  • Leave inspired to take action at home!
  • See our new Fossil Fish of the Permian Seas exhibition
  • Pop up stall from RNLI Seahouses

Join us for an inspiring day in partnership with Newcastle University Researchers!

Get hands-on with make and take activities, such as marine life drawing with Artist Jane Lee McCracken inspired by the Where Did All The Animals Go? exhibition.

You can also make your own deep sea creature, inspired by our new exhibition looking at the plastic pollution crisis and discovery of new species, Eurythenes plasticus, which was discovered with plastic in its digestive system, a true warning about the depths of the plastic crisis on our planet. Hear more about this warning from the depths of our oceans with our creature feature from marine ecologist Dr Johanna Weston.

We will also have show and share activities based on deep sea exploration and coral reef investigation with Marine Scientists Dr Tom Linley and Dr James Guest. They will have real examples of creatures from our oceans and seas to share with you. 

We're passionate to share with you how your actions on land are connected to the deep sea, highlighting the global extent of the plastic pollution crisis - but that it's not too late to take action!