The Seabird Centre goes dolphin-tastic and crab-alicious
Brand new activities this Easter at the Scottish Seabird Centre
This Easter, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, is taking inspiration from all things marine with a brand new interactive science show and a family-friendly puppet performance.
Following feedback from visitors, the Centre is offering these different shows to appeal to the wide range of children that visit: the puppet show is for little ones aged 2+ and the interactive science show is for older children, recommended for age 6+.
What’s for Snack? is an interactive puppet show with new Seabird team member, Craig the Crab. With sing-a-long fun, young visitors will be asked to help Craig who has eaten some marine litter by mistake. He will be joined by some of his seaside friends who will aim to help him get rid of his sore tummy.
Older kids are invited to attend Ocean-a-rific with Dr Dolph Lingerin-aboot. With scientific experiments, games and gaffs, visitors are invited to help dolphins understand what is happening to the seas around Scotland.
Malcolm Watson, Seabird Science Communicator, said: “We canvassed opinion and it was crabs and dolphins that people were keen to learn about this year. This is a really interesting fit as we continue to develop plans for the National Marine Centre.
“With Craig the Crab and Dr Dolph Lingerin-aboot there will be lots of fun and games, but also important environmental messages about the current state of our seas and the world our marine wildlife inhabit.
“All of us have an impact on the natural environment and by engaging children in a way that is fun, we hope they take away just a little something that will potentially impact their behaviour and attitudes.”
There will also be a series of marine-themed events taking place from 14 to 17 April, for Whale and Dolphin Weekend. There will be a trail in the Discovery Centre, plus presentations, talks, a special 3D film and other family friendly activities.
What’s for Snack?
1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 17 April, 11:30, 30 mins
Crab-themed puppet show for little ones age 2+.
1-17 April, 14:00, 45 mins
Dolphin-themed interactive science show for big kids age 6+.
All included with admission. Adult £8.95, child £4.95, family tickets £25. Please request tickets on arrival at the Centre.