Tom Tit is open again!
Finally – we have open the gates to our large park and the new temporary exhibition Dinosauria!
Due to the circumstances regarding the corona pandemic, this summer will be a little bit different at Tom Tits Experiment. You will of course be able to eat ice cream in the park, explore fun experiments and go to the toilet, but the indoor exhibitions will be closed until further notice. Read more about how we have prepared to make your visit safe this summer.
We can’t wait to have you back – welcome!
An ancient adventure outdoors
Rawr! Get ready for a dinosaur summer at Tom Tits Experiment. You've never seen them looking this real before! Read more about the ancient giants.
Sustainable tip of the month: July
We hope you haven’t missed that Tom Tits is visited by a bunch of awesome dinosaurs this summer! Speaking of dinosaurs, this month’s sustainable tip is about plastic. How is that connected, you may wonder? This is why!
Dinosaurs lived on Earth for 150 million years, until our planet was hit by a huge asteroid about 66 million years ago. Some people think that the oil we use today comes from the dinosaur era, but that’s actually not true. Instead, oil comes from the remains of marine plants and animals that lived millions of years before dinosaurs existed. The organisms from the plants and animals sunk to the bottom of the sea and through bacterial degradation, pressure and heat from Earth, they became oil.
Oil is used for lots of different things, including making plastic. Did you know that 335 million tons of new plastic is produced every year worldwide? It takes a very long time for plastic to decompose and when it does, it becomes small pieces that are bad for the environment. It also contains dangerous chemicals that can end up in the sea. Therefore, it is important that we reduce our use of plastic and reuse the plastic that already exists!
Here are some tips on how you can become a plastic hero!
- Pick rubbish! Did you know that it takes about 10-30 years for nature to decompose a plastic bag? Gather a bunch of friends or family and have a junk-picking contest and see who can gather the most! Don't forget to recycle the rubbish when you're done.
- Bring a tote bag or something similar to carry your groceries from the store. Then you won’t have to buy new plastic bags every time – and you save both money and the environment!
- Recycle! Recycling means the plastic can be used multiple times. Read the package before recycling it, it often has information about how it should be sorted.
Good luck – and don’t forget to check out the exhibition Dinosauria that is in our park all summer!