Meerkat heaven...simples!

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The job of a National Museums Liverpool press officer is a varied one. With such a diverse family of museums and galleries, there are many opportunities to highlight our exhibitions and events within the press, but not all as exciting as yesterday…well, for me anyway!

A Pigmy Hedgehog

Here I am with my one of my favourite little characters from the sessions, a gorgeous Pigmy Hedgehog

As a life long lover of Meerkats (yes, I even liked them before those well-known price comparison adverts hit our screens) I was chuffed to bits to be invited along to a press opportunity ahead of some fantastic Meerkat-tastic events that are taking place at World Museum over the next couple of weekends as part of National Science Week.

These gorgeous little creatures will join other live desert and rainforest creatures such as snakes, reptiles and spiders (I’ll be steering well clear of the creepy crawlies!) for free close encounters sessions this weekend and next. You’ll even get to see some weird and wonderful African and Egyptian hedgehogs! Beware of cuteness overload!

Come along to World Museum for sessions held at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm tomorrow, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March, and at the same times on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March 2010 for your own close encounter.

The sessions last an hour, and are free when you collect a ticket from the museum’s information desk on the day to secure a place.

For more Meerkat pics, theres a gallery on the Liverpool Echo website.