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Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
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Plymouth PL1 2AA
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01752 304774
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Wild About Plymouth

Fascinated by flowers?
Impressed by insects?
Crazy about creepy crawlies?
Think birds are brilliant?
Rave about rocks?

Wild About Plymouth (WAP) is a family-friendly natural history group that is open to anyone in the Plymouth area. It is led by enthusiastic experts from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery with support from Plymouth University and a range of other partners.


Great Big Bug Hunt

Get up close with spiders, beetles, grasshoppers and more at Ford Park Cemetery.
Saturday 25 June 2016

Discovering Atlantis

Sea local seashore specimens and get creative using items from the shoreline to make your own lost islands at Peninsula Arts.
Saturday 23 July 2016

Bug Hotels

Hunt for bugs and help create new homes for some of our little critters to live in at Kings Tamerton Wood.
Wednesday 3 August 2016

Ice Age Plymouth

Discover the incredible creatures that lived in and around Plymouth during the Ice Age at the City Museum and Art Gallery.
Wednesday 10 August 2016

Feed the Mini-Beasts

Help create a beautiful flower meadow at Ernesettle Creek.
Saturday 17 September 2016

Bats That Go Bump In The Night

Join us to look for moths and bats at Central Park.
Thursday 27 October 2016

Dartmoor Zoo Special

Join us for a very special guided tour plus some time in the Education area at Dartmoor Zoo.
Saturday 5 November 2016

Christmas Stars

See festive pickled marine creatures and then work with our guest artist to make yuletide decorations from natural materials at the Mayflower Museum.
Saturday 10 December 2016


Natural History Scientists

Don a lab coat and investigate some weird and wonderful animals in one of the Plymouth University labs.
Saturday 21 January 2017

Aquarium Aqua Lab

Join us at the National Marine Aquarium for a hands-on science show and some live experiments.
Thursday 16 February 2017

British Science Week 2017

Full details and a venue for our annual British Science Week event where you can meet and chat to local science experts and enjoy a series of interactive activities will be confirmed soon.

General information

Unless specified, events are free and there is no need to book in advance. We do ask that large groups telephone us prior to the event however and that children under 16 are accompanied by an adult.

If you are intending to bring a large group to a Wild About Plymouth event please telephone us in advance on 01752 304660. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to our events.

We strongly advise that you check in advance if you are making a special journey to an event - just in case arrangements have to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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