The National Marine Aquarium to host after-hours event

National Marine Aquarium to host Mad About Science event starting on Friday 18 March (1)

National Marine Aquarium to host Mad About Science event starting on Friday 18 March (1) - Credit: Archant

The National Marine Aquarium is preparing for an evening of family fun with the first of its Aquarium Nights event of the year, Mad About Science starting on Friday 18th March

National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium - Credit: Archant

Celebrating British Science Week, visitors can look forward to a bumper-packed evening of science-themed activities, discovering more about the weird and wonderful world of science and the Aquarium through a number of talks and sessions. There will also be a show-stopping Big Science Demo, guaranteed to amaze and astound.

Visitors will also be able to take full advantage of experiencing the Aquarium’s exhibits after-hours, providing an ideal opportunity to see some its newest Shark arrivals.

Mad About Science is the first in a series of evening events held at the National Marine Aquarium in 2016, with further evening events will be held throughout the year on 31 May, 16 August, 17 August, 7 October and 29 October - all with a different family fun theme.

Victoria Spurdle, Sales Coordinator at the National Marine Aquarium, commented: “We’re delighted to announce details of our new Aquarium Nights events, kicking off with our science-themed evening during British Science Week. Mad About Science will be a chance for families to enjoy the Aquarium after its usual opening hours, and get stuck in with lots of science themed activities. And if science isn’t your bag, then we’ve got a great line-up of other themed Aquarium Nights events coming up throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the south west and beyond to our after-hours events this year.”

Tickets for Mad About Science must be booked in advance. For more information and to buy tickets visit:

Aquarium Nights’ events at the National Marine Aquarium will take place from 18:30 – 22:00 on:

18 March – Mad About Science

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31 May - Family Slime Night

16 & 17 August – Fireworks Night

7 October – Student Night

29 October – Family Fright Night