Pick up a penguin at Our Dynamic Earth

Four year old Harry the Spaceman  Pic: Lesley Martin
Four year old Harry the Spaceman Pic: Lesley Martin
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THERE’S a chill in the air at Dynamic Earth right now as the visitor attraction host a series of events to keep kids of all ages occupied over Easter.

Until 16 April there’s a chance to experience life at the limits in Earth’s Polar regions as well as to consider if life could exist elsewhere in the universe.

Youngsters can learn about Polar wildlife, see if they have what it takes to withstand the harsh climates of the poles and take part in activities getting them to think like an explorer.

On Meet the Expert Day (15 April), scientists at the forefront of Polar research and exploration will be on hand with inspirational stories and exciting activities.

These will include demonstrations of the technology being used to understand the ways in which Arctic environments are changing.

Lucky visitors will also get the chance to become a drone pilot using a flight simulator.

Moving from the poles to planets on 11 April, experts will be on hand for Researching Alien Worlds.

Meet astrobiologists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology and the University of Edinburgh researching the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe.

Budding alien hunters can ask questions and take part in hands on activities, while younger visitors can get creative and dream up their ultimate alien (12-14 April).

Fancy a film? At Double Dome Nights (tonight, tomorrow, 6, 12 and 13 April at 5.30pm), Dynamic Earth will screen two 30 minute movies from their library of spectacular 360 degree films - a fun cinema experience with a twist.

Finally on 14 April, an exclusive screening of The Penguin Counters will highlight the work of Ron Naveen and his team in Antarctica who count hundreds of thousands of penguins to track the impacts of climate change on penguin populations.

For full details visit www.dynamicearth.co.uk