Encounter snakes at half term exhibit

A county museum will be offering the chance to get up close and personal with a special snake exhibition this half term.

Snake Encounter at Woodhorn Museum will offer informative displays of snake models and skeletons from across the globe with hands-on fun and a chance to encounter a real snake with expert Guy Tansley from bugsnstuff.

Museum director, Keith Merrin, said: “Although some people are a little uncomfortable with the thought of snakes, these secretive creatures hold a strange fascination for us all.

“We are intrigued and enthralled by everything about them from the texture of their skin to the captivating way they move.

“Snake Encounter will give our visitors a new appreciation of the wonder and diversity of these mystical reptiles.”

The exhibition uses a range of displays featuring both models and taxidermy of vipers, cobras, an anaconda and more along with skeletons including one stunning 12 ft Burmese python skeleton, to delve into the fascinating life of snakes and explore how and where they live.

In addition to the static displays on snakes and the fun interactive Discovery Zone, visitors will be offered the opportunity to discover the real thing for themselves with animal expert Guy Tansley on hand to make the introductions.

Snake Encounter opens on Saturday, February 13,and the museum will be open every day during the half term holidays. Visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com for details.