Andersons Bay School pupil Jake Remon (left, 10) joins the
zombie tour led by science communicator Trubie-Dylan Smith
at Otago Museum yesterday. Photo by Craig Baxter.
Children with brains are in demand at the Otago Museum.
Zombies are walking the museum floors these school holidays
and there is nothing they like better than brains.
A free educational adventure tour led by a zombie guide has
been proving popular with visitors young and old over the
The ''Brain Dead'' adventure tours are the brainchild of
science communicator Trubie-Dylan Smith, who spends 10
minutes getting made up before leading as many as 40 children
and adults in a monster mash around the museum.
''It's more than just theatre and fun. There are learning
outcomes we want to achieve, too,'' Mr Smith said.
The ''Brain Dead'' tours followed previous themed holiday
tours by pirates and mythical monsters.
The tour was meant to stimulate young brains and funny bones,
museum marketing and development co-ordinator Juliet Pierce
''Our theme over this school holidays has been brains and the
`Brain Dead' tour has been a real hit. We've already had
groups of 60 for this tour.''
The Otago Museum zombie tours shuffle off from the
information desk again at 2.30pm today and Sunday.