Free. No need to book.
Join us at The Box on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the school holidays to discover more about and celebrate Plymouth's National Marine Park.
Week 1: Ocean Animals
Tuesday 26, Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 July
Join us and experts from the University of Plymouth to make ocean animals and create chalk drawings.
Week 2: Perfect Pollinators
Tuesday 2, Thursday 4 and Saturday 6 August
Come and meet Green Minds, who are celebrating Love Parks Week, and make some crafty items that you can take home to inspire you to nurture wildflowers and our local pollinators.
Week 3: Life on the Edge
Tuesday 9, Thursday 13 and Saturday 13 August
Join the Life on the Edge team from South Devon AONB and Buglife, to discover the 26 endangered bugs and insects that live around Plymouth's National Marine Park. Create your own Long Horned Bee or Moon Spider, make watercolours, listen to stories and help create a new planter for Tavistock Place.
Weeks 4 and 5: Super Seagrass
Tuesday 16, Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August
Tuesday 23, Thursday 25 and Saturday 27 August
Join the Ocean Conservation Trust for a printing workshop inspired by the thousands of creatures who live below the waves. Put on a virtual reality headset to dive under the waves and admire seagrass up close. Learn how seagrass meadows are being revitalised and make wildflower seed balls in the shape of sea creatures.
Week 6: How Can We Help?
Tuesday 30 August, Thursday 1 and Saturday 3 September
How can we help protect our amazing marine habitats? Come and meet Plymouth's Preventing Plastic Pollution project team, make a jellyfish to take home and learn about reducing, reusing and recycling plastic with the help of ocean sandpit.
All sessions are free with no need to book.
Drop in for as little or as long as you like. Please be aware you may have to wait a short while if the session is busy – thanks for your patience.
Activities are most suitable for children aged 4-11 and their adults. They will take place in our Learning Room and on Tavistock Place (subject to weather).