Brighton Science Festival

Halloween Science Special: Creatures of the Dark

Saturday 27 October 2018

10.30am - 4.00pm

Booth Museum
194 Dyke Road,
Brighton, BN1 5AA
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Join the team at the Booth Museum to discover the science behind all things Halloween!

Activities will include:

Object handling

Handle real objects from our collections at the Booth Museum. Meet our collections team and discover the reason why some animals are associated with witchcraft, werewolves and vampires.

Owl pellet workshops

Conservationist Chloe Rose from Sussex Wildlife Trust has been busy collecting owl pellets for the Booth and will be leading workshops on what creepy items can be found inside!

 Glow in the Dark science

Physicist Dr. Juan Totero from the University of Sussex will be explaining why some animals glow in the dark. Discover glowing items from our collections and what happens when you put everyday items under a UV light!

 Mini talks from Sussex Bat Group

Jane Wilmott from Sussex Bat Group will be joining us with some special furry guests for the day*. Learn about how you can protect these wonderful animals in your local area.

*Subject to conditions on the day

NB: Activities will be repeated throughout the day, but please be aware that they will be on a first-come first-served basis so you may not be able to take part in everything.


Booth Museum of Natural History, 194 Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 5AA

Saturday 27 October

10:30am – 4:00pm (drop-in)

Suitable for all ages


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