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EXTRAORDINARY FRONTIERS - Cawthron Science, Innovation and Mysteries

Saturday 12th November 2011–Sunday 22nd April 2012

EXTRAORINARY FRONTIERS - CAWTHRON SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND MYSTERIES FROM OUR ENVIRONMENT
When Thomas Cawthron arrived in Nelson in 1849, at the age of 15, it was almost a 'frontier town'. Ninety years after endowing the facility that bears his name, the Cawthron Institute is still at the frontier - the frontier of leading scientific research in fields as broad as food quality, aquaculture, water quality and bio-security. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Cawthron Institute, the Cawthron Trust have funded the Nelson Provincial Museum to help create an exhibition that will bring some of this science and technology to public attention in a way that will be both enjoyable and educational. Without giving away too much consider the possibility of solving a 'crime scene' on the beach at Takapuna and a 3D exploration of an under-water farm.
The exhibition has been designed by Sally Papps who designed the very popular Port Nelson Haven Ahoy!, in conjunction with Jo Thompson, the Cawthron Community Educator who also took on the huge task of managing the writing of the content based on the work of the Cawthron. The exhibition is a visual treat with plenty of appeal for all ages.

Family Friendly

Date(s)

November 12–30, 2011
December 1–24, 26–31, 2011
January 1–31, 2012
February 1–29, 2012
March 1–31, 2012
April 1–5, 7–22, 2012

Time

10am to 5pm

Location

Nelson & suburbs

Venue

The Nelson Provincial Museum - Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao
Town Acre 445, Cnr Trafalgar and Hardy Streets, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

FREE for regional ratepayers, $7 adults, $3 children

Contact

Ph. 03 5489588
peter.millward@museumnp.org.nz

Additional Info

Official Website

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