British Antarctic Survey at the National Maritime Museum

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Date: Saturday 8 June 2024  (all day)

Location: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists will be bringing both our expertise and our cool equipment to the National Maritime Museum Greenwich Park this June, giving explorers of all ages a taste of what it’s like to be a polar scientist. Find out if you’ve got what it takes to carry out vital climate research in some of the toughest conditions in the world.

A man and a group of children testing out cold weather clothing
Join us at the Maritime Museum in Greenwich – meet the experts and try out our gear for size.

This family friendly celebration of our world’s oceans will feature live performances, music, creative workshops and science demonstrations on an epic trail across Greenwich park. Head to the Greenwich Park Bandstand to visit the BAS pop-up polar camp and get the lowdown on everything from engineering and science to wildlife and working in Antarctica:

  • Meet the scientists and find out everything you want to know about our changing Southern Ocean.
  • Bed down in an Antarctic field camp, discovering how our polar scientists survive living for months on the ice.
  • Try on our kit for size and fill the boots of a polar researcher.
Ocean glider at sea surface surrounded by ice
Our state of the art gliders let us dive into the icy depths of the Southern Ocean. (Photo Credit: David White)

World Oceans Day activities are mainly free to attend, including the trail. Find out more about World Oceans Day on June 8 2024 in Greenwich.