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Otago Museum science communicator Marijn Kouwenhoven demonstrates a way to see sound waves by...
Otago Museum science communicator Marijn Kouwenhoven demonstrates a way to see sound waves by using fire during one of the Tuhura Summer Science Shows. PHOTO: SIMON HENDERSON
Seeing sound and singing sea creatures are some of the concepts being explored in the Tuhura Summer Science Shows at the Otago Museum.

Digital marketing co-ordinator Max Levitt-Campbell said free daily shows were taking place throughout January at 2pm in the Beautiful Science Gallery.

Insights explored included how sea creatures sang under water, why the ocean was blue, and how whales ate, he said.

On Wednesdays and during the weekend science communicators were plunging into the ocean for a deep dive into understanding how sea creatures breathed underwater, how to communicate in the ocean and how sea creatures sang.

On Tuesdays and Fridays the biggest, best and favourite science experiments were demonstrated, with explosions, flames and amazing science, Mr Levitt-Campbell said.

On Mondays and Thursdays fun activities included having a go at eating like a whale, or discovering how squid used jet propulsion to speed through the water, he said.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions bookings are required and the museum requires vaccine passes for all visitors 12 years old and over.

To enter the museum, you must show proof of vaccination or verified medical exemption using the My Vaccine Pass.

Visit otagomuseum.nz for details.

simon.hendserson@thestar.co.nz

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