Draw some big bright and beautiful bugs!
We've been shocked by the amount of interest in our upcoming Spooky Torchlight Tours - thanks so much! Both tours are now fully booked and we have lots of brave souls on the waiting list in case of any cancellations - maybe they will be the lucky ones that get away… who knows what will happen when the lights go off!
Not to worry though, there are loads more spine-tingling events at the museum this half term (Saturday 24th October - Sunday 1st November) for those thrill-seekers - check them out on our Events page!
Discover 'All Things Spooky' about the natural world with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's Southsea Wildlife Watch this Saturday 10am-12 midday. Learn what some animals get up to after dark and make a hedgehog hotel for the museum garden to help these prickly visitors this autumn.
On Tuesday, 11am-2pm, drop by to meet Richard Jones from Portsdown Hill. He'll be bringing along some live terrifying toads and terrific toadstool specimens for you to have a closer look at, if you dare! Learn about these magical living things then stay to do some craft.
Go Batty on Wednesday morning (10.30am-12 midday) or afternoon (1-2.30pm) with Nik Knight from Hampshire Bat Group and the Friends of Cumberland House. They'll share their blood-curdling bat knowledge and have some bat-themed craft for you.
Throughout the half term there'll be a 'Horrible Halloween Trail' around the museum and some creepy crafts available!
We're really looking forward to welcoming some fearless visitors next week. Have a Happy Halloween!