The Pollinarium – a family friendly installation at York Art Gallery OPEN NOW
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About the Pollinarium Open daily until 6 October
Step inside the spectacular domain of the humble bumble bee in this family-friendly installation. Located in the Artists Garden behind York Art Gallery, the Pollinarium is a place where time slows down, scale is expanded and our vision in enhanced to more than human.
Follow the bee’s journey as a pollinator through its own eyes and ears, experiencing its many superpowers first-hand. Life appears in slow motion for our flying friends, as they process four times more visual information per second than us humans.
The Artists Garden, York Art Gallery, York, YO1 7FR – 29 Sept until 6 October 2018 Open 10.30 -17.00, admission is free. Timed slots can be booked on the day, just visit the gardens to arrange.
Summer Activities at the Pollinarium Every Wednesday and Saturday, now until 26 September
Enjoy one of the free sessions running every Wednesday and Saturday (2-4pm, unless otherwise stated) at York’s newest horticultural installation.
There will be a gardening and insect experts, plus an award-winning poet leading the free sessions that aim to inspire you to grow, explire and even write, in the run-up to the new media arts festival ‘York Mediale’.
Find out about the structure, get tips on growing, learn about the importance of pollenating insects and even hunt for minibeasts.
Free events include:
8 September – Bees, Butterflies and More! Take part in a ‘minibeast hunt’, looking for everything that flies, buzzes and crawls around the gardens.
12 September – Seed Collecting and Grow Your Own Wildflowers Wander around the gardens collecting native wildflower seeds to sow into trays and take home to germinate.
15 September – Pollinator Crafts Weave willow to make dragonflies, bees and a summer wreath.
19 September – Night-time Safari Discover the wildlife that comes alive at night on this night-time walk and explore what animals come out in the dark.
26 September – Dusk Bird Walk
Discover the diverse bird life of the Museum Gardens during a walk around the gardens.
The Pollinarium is part of the new media arts festival, York Mediale – a 10-day programme from 27 September to 6 October 2018. York Mediale is a brand new international media arts festival that explores the future of art, technology and everything in between.