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Dippy on Tour - The Ugly Animal Preservation Society

24 February 2020

Monday 24 February 2020
11am - 12noon & 2pm - 3pm

Touchstones Rochdale
The Esplanade
Rochdale
OL16 1AQ

Details:

Suitable for children aged 7+, this funny and engaging show features videos, demonstrations and lots and lots of audience participation.

Simon Watt is President for Life of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. At the Ugly Animal Preservation Society they celebrate and explore the incredible biology of the animal kingdom's most monstrous. What adaptations make them amazing? How did such hideous creatures evolve in the first place? 

Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter. He runs “Ready Steady Science”, a science communication company committed to making information interesting and takes science based performances into schools, museums, theatres and festivals.

This event is free, but you must book a place using the link below.

Various dinosaur themed events are being held in Rochdale to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Dippy the Dinosaur.

Dippy - a 21m-long plaster-of-Paris cast of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton - will be at Number One Riverside in Rochdale town centre between 10 February and 28 June 2020, as part of Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure.

Known to millions from its usual home in the Natural History Museum in London, the 292-bone skeleton will be used in Rochdale as the centrepiece of a display that will highlight local natural history and nature collections.

It is free to see Dippy and visit the Dippy exhibition.

Entry fee: Free, but booking is required

https://link4life.org/book-tickets/events/uglyAnimalTS022020/details

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