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A giant cartoon plant world Plantastic! written on it

13 February 2010 to 5 September 2010

Free entry

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This exciting interactive science exhibition reveals the wonderful world of plants and shows how they interact with people, animals, insects and each other. The exhibition explains how we use plants in our daily lives often without realising it, and how they are essential for the world's survival.

Enter a magical realm with giant leafy canopies, massive seed pods, huge root systems and strange man-made trees. Forty fascinating interactive exhibits and games, help to uncover the secrets of this amazing world. You can also relax and be inspired by nature or find out more about topical issues such as biodiversity and climate change.

Look Out! game

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Choose the right defences to protect your plant from its enemies.

Highlights from Plantastic!

  • Moving features edible fruit and exploding seeds. You can blow on a huge dandelion and watch the seeds fly away.
  • Feeding has a scary giant Venus flytrap that lives off insects that land in its jaws. You can crawl through a tunnel underneath a tree and meet underground creatures.
  • Reproduction looks at pollinators such as bees and how pollen can be carried on the wind. You can get an insect's eye view of flowers and see pollen grains on a massive scale.
  • Surviving shows how plants have evolved and adapted. You can play 'Look Out!', a game that asks you to choose the right defences against different predators. You can play the Look Out! game online here.
  • Providing focuses on how people use plants to eat and survive. There's an exciting quiz based on a food store and trees become instruments in an enchanted musical forest.


'Plantastic!' is a co-production between Bruns (Netherlands), Le Vaisseau (France), Museon (Netherlands), National Museums Liverpool (UK) and Technopolis® the Flemish Science Center (Belgium).

'Plantastic!' is supported by URENCO the independent international energy and technology group and National Museums Liverpool Corporate Members Scheme.

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2010 is theInternational Year of Biodiversity

International Year of Biodiversity