Brilli-ANT: how someone small changed a big story – exhibition

6 October

Fri 6 - Sun 29 October£12

Exhibition | Environment & Nature

Brilli-ANT: how someone small changed a big story

The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

Put on your ant-ennae and step into a giant cardboard anthill. Discover together how small changes can make a big difference in helping to save the planet.

This new immersive exhibition takes you inside the world of an anthill to find out what happened next after Aesop’s Fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper. Whilst the Grasshopper sang his songs, the ants stored up their supplies for winter but now climate change is threatening their ordered world…

Brilli-ANT gives you the opportunity to put on a pair of ant antennae, before you travel through anthill tunnels, searching for clues and stories. On your way, you’ll meet a host of giant insects voiced by some of the UK’s best known actors and activisits including Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond, Julian Clary, Noga Levy Rapoport, Isy Suttie, Ellis James and Nick Cope. From dung beetles explaining recycling, to bumblebees showing the importance of helping others – each insect has a story to tell about how their species has adapted to climate change. Brilli-ANT is designed to give children practical ways to tackle climate change in an engaging and thought-provoking way, without making you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.

As you travel through the exhibition you’ll discover stories old and new, from books, films, games and TV. This might inspire you to continue your mission to protect the planet once your visit comes to an end.

Entry to this exhibition is included in a Gallery ticket.

The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Suitable for under 7s and age 7 – 12


The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, UK OX1 1BP