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The Manchester Museum: Events in April.

03 Apr 2008

Big Saturday, Cafe Scientifique and Research Seminar.

Family fun ...
Big Saturday: The Blue Planet Day
Saturday 12 April, 11am-4pm

Explore the depths of the oceans with the BBC's The Blue Planet team. See projections of whales and get up close to the Museum's collections of marine and plant life and oceanic societies. Listen to some watery music and help create a giant collage of marine and mermaid life.

  • 11am-4pm: Art and craft activities Drop-in, Free, All ages
  • 11.30am, 2pm: Coral reef coaster Book, £1.50 per child, 6+

Learn about coral reefs and make a coaster using recycled pots.

Adult talks...
Café Scientfique: Grave secrets of dinosaurs: soft tissue and hard science
Monday 7 April, 6.30-8pm

Book at Cafe Scientifique Manchester, Free

Dr Phil Manning, Palaeontologist at The Manchester Museum and The University of Manchester will talk about mummified dinosaurs.

SHOWCASE: The Manchester Museum Research Seminar
Authenticity and icon: Exhibiting Egypt at The Manchester Museum
Wednesday 9 April, 3-5pm

Drop-in, Free

Dr Karen Exell, Curator of Egyptology at The Manchester Museum, will discuss past and future practices in Ancient Egypt displays in Manchester.