The Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth’s ‘old aquarium’, has been conducting world leading research at its purpose built laboratory on the Hoe (between the Barbican and West Hoe) since 1888. On Saturday 12th May, between 10.30 and 2.30, the MBA’s pirate friends will be opening up the building to all small pirates and their families.
Come and look for sea monsters and the library ghost on guided tours of our historic building (on the hour, every hour), take part in messy science experiments and enjoy children’s craft and fun activities, including the O-limpet games and rope making.
Fathoms Free will also be taking part creating artworks from litter and talking about their work doing ghost gear retrieval’s, dives for debris and beach cleans, and producing kayaks made from marine plastic.
The event is free but donations towards the Beach Ranger’s project bringing free fun activities to local shores will be much appreciated.