Life Of Mammals - special BBC exhibition to visit At-Bristol from
16 to 19 January 2003
for something fun to do with the kids after they have got tired
of their Christmas presents?
Attenborough's landmark television series The Life of Mammals is
visiting Bristol from 16 to 19 January 2003, in the form of a special
BBC wildlife exhibition.
Life of Mammals Touring Exhibition will visit the At-Bristol as
part of a national tour which started at London's Natural History
Museum in early January 2002.
for all ages, the exhibition will give budding young Attenboroughs
a chance to see behind the scenes of BBC wildlife filming.
also an opportunity to discover fascinating facts about mammal behaviour
and find out just where humans fit in amongst the diversity that
exists in world of the warm-blooded.
will find themselves on a journey, along which the five senses
sight, sound, smell, taste and touch are brought to life
through exciting hands-on exhibits and activities.
the centrepiece of the exhibition is a true to life mock-up
of a cameraman's hide where visitors can take a sneaky peek to see
what's being filmed.
can also have a go at editing together actual shots from the series
and seeing, if only for the day, their own name in the credits.
visitors enter the SoundSphere, an inflatable interactive
hemisphere, and are emersed in the acoustic world of nature - a
British woodland, the African Savannah, or the deep ocean.
the call of a distant bat, chimp, or whale, then move towards it
for a close-up encounter where the voice of David Attenborough tells
incredible stories about the animals' lives - an unforgettable acoustic
here, visitors are encouraged to take a big sniff to discover
just how important smell is.
see that a horrible pong to one mammal might be a fragrant rose
to the nose of another!
diet has had one of the greatest evolutionary effects on
discover why this is and just how food can bring about changes in
physical attributes and behaviour.
from cuddly fur and downy fluff to rubber-like blubber and
armour-like scales, mammal coverings certainly come in many wondrous
exhibit gets all touchy-feeley and lets visitor compare their own
skin with that of their warm-blooded cousins.
tour also gives a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how this captivating
series was made - with talks from the programme-makers; mammal workshops;
the chance to view previously unseen footage; plus opportunities
to get interactive with BBCi through the web and digital TV.
more details about the exhibition, contact the BBC on 0845 30 40
333 or visit www.bbc.co.uk/nature.
Lines are open from 7.30am to midnight seven days a week, calls
are charged at the local rate.
is located at Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol.
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Life of Mammals Touring Exhibition is located within the WildWalk
Natural History Exhibition which is described as "a living
forest within the heart of the city".
18 January is free entry day to everyone for both exhibitions.
16, Friday 17 and Sunday 19 January, combined entry to both exhibitions
for adults; £4.50