A fascinating new exhibition exploring the secrets of life within an incredible cross-section of animals will open in Scotland this autumn. Visitors to SEA CREATURES: Life Beneath The Ocean will be able to glimpse inside a number of majestic beasts, learning all about their complex life systems.
Fifty ethically sourced, real-life specimens will be showcased within the exhibition, including a baleen whale, great white shark, dolphin, seal, octopus, penguin and sting ray.
Using the same plastination process developed by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the ﬂuids and soluble fats within each display are replaced with resins, allowing visitors to view incredibly accurate ‘cross-sections’ of the creatures.
In addition to the larger full-body exhibits, a host of smaller items will also be on display including the lung and eyeball of a minke whale, a whale’s kidney, the egg of a king penguin, a sea lion’s heart and shark’s teeth, with over 200 exhibits on show in total.
The educational exhibition will also feature virtual and augmented reality and digital interactive experiences, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in an underwater world.
Naz Kabir of Culture Event Creative, commented: “Our fascination with the oceans is unwavering and the chance to get up-close and hands on with these majestic creatures is an incredible experience for children and adults.
“Sea Creatures gives visitors the chance to learn about the animals who inhabit the same planet as us, but very rarely – if ever – cross our paths, and our interactive and tactile displays create an incredible opportunity to ﬁnd out more about the creatures themselves, but also the many ways we can become involved in marine conservation and help to preserve the beautiful ocean life that is so important to us all.”
Hosted by Culture Event Creative in partnership with the Scottish Association for Maritime Science (SAMS), Sea Creatures will be on show at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston in Edinburgh from 21 September until 18 October 2018, 10am – 6pm. Tickets cost £18 for an adult, £12 for children and £52 for a family of four. Early bird discount tickets are available now at www.seacreaturestour.com for a limited time only. Enter the discount code EARLYBIRD20 for 20% off standard prices.
The Sea Creatures tour moves on to Harrogate Convention Centre, Yorkshire 27th October – 28th November 2018 and Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast 8th December 2018 – 2nd January 2019. For further details go to www.seacreaturestour.com