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Learn about mosquitoes



Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT


Things change all the time, and when this happens, we adapt. Nature is no different. 

Close up of a female mosquito captured by the Reece Lab at the University of Edinburgh

Nearly all organisms in our world, even the very tiny ones adapt to changing conditions. The Reece group, at the University of Edinburgh, study the tiny parasites that cause malaria, the mosquitoes that spread them, and especially how they adapt to the changing environment they live in.

Come and enter the weird and wonderful world of mosquitoes at the Great North Museum: Hancock. Find out how they grow, make their buzzing sound, and why they enjoy sugary drinks. Learn how hairs are connected to nasty smells, how mosquitoes discovered swimming armbands before we did, and how mosquito tummies are the home to malaria-causing parasites.

There will be buzzing - and swimming - mosquitoes, microscopes to have a closer look, and mosquito art.

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Learn about mosquitoes Learn about mosquitoes with Reece Lab from the University of Edinburgh during Invasive Species week at the Great North Museum in Hancock. other
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