The exhibition is hands-on and family-orientated and looks at the importance of preservation and recycling whilst raising awareness of the reasons for extinction and the impact human behavior has on the planet as species disappear.
Led by the work of creative recycling artist Val Hunt, Endangered and Extinct focuses on sculptural animals, birds, fish and flora on the edge of extinction, or totally lost. The exhibits are fashioned with ingenuity and humour and are all made from throw-away materials.
Victoria Barlow, Museum Director said:
"We are delighted to be hosting the fabulous Endangered and Extinct Exhibition throughout this summer. It is brilliantly created by Val Hunt who has provided us with some beautiful sculptures all created from recycled items.
People of all ages will find the exhibition fascinating and thought provoking. It is very much a family-orientated event with activities for everyone to get involved with."
The Endangered and Extinct exhibition, which is sponsored by The Big Cat Sanctuary, Smarden, is open to visitors until 1 September at the museum and focuses on the reasons for extinction and how species are disappearing at an alarming rate. The event includes activities in the museum galleries, dress-up selfie spots, quizzes to follow, a climate change trail and the chance to create your own origami endangered animal.