Chantry Place to host Dodo and Dinosaur family trail and Museum of Plastics exhibition this February

News: 3 January 2023

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We can now announce that we are one of the sponsors of the Norwich Science Festival 2023 and we have lots  of free family-friendly events planned during February to celebrate.

Dodo and Dinosaur, a Norfolk-based studio creating designs celebrating the Earth’s Extraordinary Extinct™ creatures, is creating a special free Extraordinary Extinct™ Dinosaur Trail for Chantry Place. The self-led dinosaur-themed poster trail around the Centre will enable families to go on a dinosaur hunt around the Centre to discover some fascinating fossil facts to be in with a chance of winning a £100 H&M voucher and goodies from Dodo and Dinosaur. The free trail takes place from 4-18 February 2023 at Chantry Place Norwich and trail maps can be picked up at Langleys in Chantry Place and at The Forum Norwich.

A Museum of Plastic exhibition by Precious Plastic, who are on a mission to reduce plastic waste, will be located at Chantry Place from 11th to 18th February on the dining terrace. It will feature a Fantastic Plastic Litter Arcade for families to enjoy, including bottle tops in the style of a 2p machine game and much more. This exhibition explores the environmental and social harms caused by our current dependence on singleuse plastics, and presents possible steps we could take to eradicate them.

Plus, there will also be some fun characters for families to meet on Chantry Square on Saturday 11th February.

Paul McCarthy, our general manager, is also teaming up with Molly Ajeto, visual merchandiser at H&M for a free talk at Sir Isaac Newton college on Friday 17thFebruary at midday on ‘Sustainability within modern retail’.

We caught up with Paul McCarthy, our general manager at Chantry Place, who said: “Norwich Science Festival is always a fun-filled and educational event for families in Norwich and Norfolk and we worked with them in 2021 when we had a planetarium at the Centre. We are looking forward to being involved in February and helping showcase Norwich as a city of science, innovation and creativity, whilst having lots of fun. We are so excited to see the dinosaur trail which has been created especially for us for the festival and the arcade style games at the Museum of Plastic will be loved by all ages, while highlighting the importance of recycling and the impact that plastic has on our planet.”

All events at Chantry Place are free and do not need to be booked. The full progamme of Norwich Science Festival events goes on sale on 4th January 2023.

“Norwich Science Festival is so delighted to be working with Chantry Place this February – with our free dinosaur trail and Museum of Plastic exhibition – plus on the first day of the festival, Sat 11th February, we will have some friendly dinosaurs outside the front of Chantry Place. It is going to be a fun-filled February half term with a huge Norwich Science Festival programme of free and good value events every day!”  – Claire Mutimer, Norwich Science Festival Producer.