A Teaspoonful of Plankton

A Teaspoonful of Plankton

02 Apr 2024 - 28 Jun 2024

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-5pm and selected bank holidays

Plankton are vital to our planet. They support all life in the ocean and produce half the oxygen we breathe. We swim through them but cannot see them, and yet there are millions of these beautiful, intricate life forms in a single teaspoon of seawater. Find out more about this new interactive film by Kate Crawfurd and Beth Munro below.

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A Teaspoonful of Plankton has a running time of approximately 6 minutes.

Free. No need to book.

A Teaspoonful of Plankton, 2024 is a new interactive film by Kate Crawfurd and Beth Munro which tells the story of plankton. See it in the Media Lab gallery on our first floor and experience life below the ocean surface.

Why not come in on UN World Oceans Day on Saturday 8 June and take part in our free family event, Ocean Marvels? You'll be able to draw and scan your own plankton and then watch it featured as part of this film on our big screen!

About the film

Kate Crawfurd is a local artist and scientist who is passionate about the ocean, plankton and planet. Beth Munro is a printmaker and installation artist based in Cornwall who has lived by the sea all her life and has a passion for the ocean, marine ecosystems and environmental impact.

A Teaspoonful of Plankton, 2024 has been commissioned by The Box with support from Plymouth City Council and Arts Council England.