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As part of National Science Week, Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium is inviting younger visitors to test their skills against some superstars of the animal kingdom.
Between March 11th and March 20th visitors to the aquarium will be able to take part in a series of free science-based activities, trails and talks.
Among the activities on offer is a trail around the Southsea attraction where visitors can compare their abilities to those of a range of creatures including otters, sharks and seahorses.
Organiser Jenna MacFarlane explained: “National Science Week is an annual event to celebrate science, highlight its importance to our every day lives and, hopefully, get more people interested in the sciences in general.
“As part of the event we are undertaking a series of fun and entertaining observational experiments and activities around the aquarium.
“We will be asking children to test themselves against a selection of animal superstars and see how they compare.
“For example our otters can hold their breath for up to five minutes underwater and our sharks’ skeletons are made of cartilage which makes them extremely flexible.
“There will also be the chance for them to choose their favourite animal at the aquarium and draw or write about it on special hand-out sheets,” she added.
As part of the week-long event there will also be a series of arts and crafts workshop taking place where visitors will be able to make a selection of artworks.
All the activities are free and included in the admission price.
• National Science Week is running at Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium from March 11th to March 20th. For details visit or find us on Facebook.
Issued on behalf of Blue Reef. For more information and to arrange please contact Hannah Butt or Jenna MacFarlane on 02392 875222.

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