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Hidden Worlds: Great North Museum: Hancock

Embark on an incredible adventure at Great North Museum: Hancock this February half term with Hidden Worlds.

An awe-inspiring journey into unseen realms awaits as the museum team reveal the invisible wonders of microscopic ecosystems, ancient mysteries and the vast universe. 

All week long, guests can take the Shadow Seeker trail and discover hidden shapes and patterns made by the museum's objects, but there's lots of other fun going on too (see below for details):

Tuesday 20th February: Hidden Worlds of Nature

  • Join the museum's Keeper of Geology to make marvellous mineral and gem models from paper and learn how these beautiful structures grow in nature
  • Join the Natural Sciences team for Creature Features and discover spectacular skeletons in the Natural History collection

Wednesday 21st February: Microscopic Marvels Researcher Day

  • Use a microscope to explore miniature ecosystems, microbes and microplastics
  • Use heat camera technology to discover the role temperature plays in our surroundings and the thermal patterns in everyday objects

Thursday 22nd February: Hidden Worlds of Archaeology

  • Join the Archaeology team to explore hidden mysteries of the past, including seeing beneath the surface of a mummified person
  • Design your own Roman altar using patterns and pigments of the past

Price

Free (donations welcome)

Duration

  • 17th February - 25th February 2024

Venue

Great North Museum: Hancock

Location

Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
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