Range of hands-on activities for children

Kids can be a marine biologist for the day
Kids can be a marine biologist for the day

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Children have the chance to try a range of hands-on activities as part of National Science Week, including becoming a marine biologist, tying basic knots and learning a new way of communicating.

From tomorrow until Sunday March 18, younger visitors to Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be able to take part in a series of free science-based activities, trails and talks, becoming marine biologists for the day.

Among the activities on offer are demonstrations, observational experiences, quizzes and competitions.

They will study different animal behaviour, including otters, sharks and clownfish.

Call (023) 9287 5222.

n At Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, children can find out how the Mary Rose was sailed and learn how to tie basic knots this weekend, from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.

The activities are included in your admission ticket.

Children aged five to seven are being encouraged to show their creative side and experiment with colour at the Kings Theatre in Southsea.

The event – An Explosion of Colour – takes place on Monday at 3.40pm.

n Then on Wednesday at the Kings, older kids (aged seven to 11) can investigate sounds and different ways of communicating, from 4.30pm.

Call (023) 9282 8282.