Join us this February half term for Science of the Sea – family fun with a BANG!

Science of the Sea shows

Monday 17 – Friday 21 February, 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm.

With Bristol Explorer Dome.

Magical fog, exploding water and curious chemistry – discover what happens when liquid nitrogen and dry ice meet solids, liquids and gases, and uncover the surprising facts around the humble water molecule.

Science of the Sea is a live, expert-led science show with entertaining demonstrations and audience interaction.

Make and Take craft workshops at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Make and Take

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February, 12pm – 3.30pm.

Become a mad scientist and make an unbelieva-bubble invention at our Make and Take workshops. Create a bubble blaster and decorate it with sea creatures ready to take home. Make and Take changes for the last weekend of the half term – unleash your inner astronomer and create a planisphere, telescope or rocket.

Bubble Trail

The Museum is overrun with bubbles, follow the trail to uncover them all and win your prize.

What else is on this February half term?

The World of Whales
Sunday 16 February

Discover the wonderful World of Whales as illustrator Becky Thorns joins us on World Whale Day on Sunday 16 February to celebrate the launch of her new book.

The Transit of Venus
Saturday 22 February

After exploring the sea, man turned his attention to the sky. Join us as we discover, via a special Museum trail, how scientists, astrologers and Captain Cook all embarked on a mission to answer the question, how big is the Universe?

What else is at National Maritime Museum Cornwall?

Explore 15 galleries over five floors, jump aboard boats, climb the 100-foot Lookout Tower, meet boat builders in the Boatbuilding Workshop, go underwater in the Tidal Zone, uncover ocean adventures and survival stories and sail miniature boats on the waterfront Boat Pool.

It’s free!

The Science of the Sea half term activities are FREE as part of the Museum’s annual admission fee. Pay once and get in free for a year.