1 Oct - 2 Oct

Weekend full of Science in Museum ’t Kromhout


Program with lectures, demos and activities during the Science Weekend; admission free at both days!

The weekend of 1 and 2 October is once again all about science, also in Museum ’t Kromhout. Young and old are welcome to come and take a look at the roaring engines. There is a discovery tour especially for children and adults can follow a lecture about plastic in the North Pole;

Demo: Beware: Running engines!
Demonstrations of old ship engines! Come and see, smell (yes) and listen to the explanation about how combustion engines work. All engines will be started. Educational and above all very impressive! Demonstrations take place throughout the weekend!

Kromhout Kids Explorer Tour
Are you between 6 and 9 or 9 and 13 years old? Then you can join the Kid Explorer Tour! An interactive, educational but above all very fun and surprising journey through the museum with your Kromhout tablet. You will learn a lot about the operation of engines and the history of shipbuilding. Lots of fun! The Kids Explorer Tours take place throughout the weekend!

Lecture: How does that plastic get to the Arctic?
The Artic Marine Litter project was started in 2017, a collaboration between Eelco Leemans (Leeways Marine) and Wouter Jan Strietman (Wageningen Economic Research). Since then, a wealth of information has been discovered about the types and sources of macroplastic on Arctic beaches: Jan Mayen, Greenland, Iceland and Spitsbergen. A commonly used method to categorize beach waste is the OSPAR Litter monitoring, but this methodology appeared to have a number of gaps. That is why Arctic Marine Litter has made improvements, for example in research into the sources and by involving relevant stakeholders. The lecture will take place on Sunday afternoon.

Museum ’t Kromhout is open on both days of the Science Weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free on both days.

Science weekend in Museum ’t Kromhout, 1 and 2 October, Height Kadijk 147