Plankton Explorer: citizen science & land art-making

Plankton Explorer: citizen science & land art-making

Discover the hidden wonders of the Thames and dive into the microscopic world of plankton by analysing samples under a microscope. Gain insight into the vital role plankton ecology plays in addressing the climate emergency.

But that’s not all! Unleash your creativity and channel your newfound knowledge into creating plankton art sculptures, inspired by the mesmerizing plankton communities.

Join us to explore, learn, and leave your mark on the world and embark on a journey that combines science, art, and environmental consciousness.

Commissioned by the Royal Docks Team, At the Docks’ Summer Commissions are 11 projects by creative organisations, local artists and young people, that respond to the theme of sustainability.

Time & date

Wednesday 16 August 2023
11:30 - 13:00 & 13:30 - 15:00


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For your visit

Art & Culture

The Line

Sculpture trail leading from the O2 to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park via Royal Victoria Dock.

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New Arrival


Duffy London

Duffy London is a Design Studio from Christopher Duffy producing ideas-based pieces of modern furniture and sculpture. The studio combines art with function to design and manufacture a range of limited edition collections that play on the concepts of gravity, geography, and illusion.

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Food & Drink

La Barrique

Welcoming wine bar just outside the ExCeL centre, with continental salad, pizza, and sandwiches.

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