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At the Natural History Museum we have a variety of activities and events that run every day.

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Families (7+)

Families
A Sting in the Tail
A Sting in the Tail

Animals can have a dangerous streak. Today we'll find out about the more venomous species in our collections.

29 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Beetlemania: Fresh from Zambia
Beetlemania: Fresh from Zambia

Follow the journey of a beetle, from the wilds of Africa to London and the Natural History Museum's insect collection.

2 September 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
5 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Chocolate: A Natural History
Chocolate: A Natural History

Discover more about the cacao plant and how its beans are transformed into chocolate.

3 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

29 August 2014
30 August 2014
31 August 2014
1 September 2014
2 September 2014
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Anyone

Anyone
Dino Snores
Dino Snores

Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum at night? Then come and sleep over. Suitable for children aged 7 - 11 years old.

20 September 2014 19:00
3 October 2014 19:00
15 November 2014 19:00
6 December 2014 19:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Hands on Nature - Mammoths
Hands on Nature - Mammoths

Drop in to our fun Mammoths workshop for lots of games and specimen handling.

29 August 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
30 August 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
1 September 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
2 September 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Ice Rink
Ice Rink

Skate, enjoy food and drink in the Café Bar and a spin on the carousel.

30 October 2014 - 4 January 2015 10:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

29 August 2014 11:00 - 17:00
30 August 2014 11:00 - 17:00
31 August 2014 11:00 - 17:00
1 September 2014 11:00 - 17:00
2 September 2014 11:00 - 17:00

Families (7+)

Families
Killer Bugs
Killer Bugs

Join us to discover predator bugs, from the exotic assassin bug to the common pond skater, and find out how they strike.

13 September 2014 12:30 - 13:00
30 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

Meet Mary Anning, a pioneering fossil hunter from 19th century.

29 August 2014 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

28 November 2013 - 31 December 2023

Families (7-12)

Families
Pond Life
Pond Life

Discover the creatures living in the Museum pond with our Science educators.

31 August 2014 11:00 - 17:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth

Travel back to the Ice Age with Maisie and the tooth fairy.

31 August 2014 12:00, 13:30
1 September 2014 12:00, 13:30

Families (7+)

Families
The Platypus: Unique in Many Ways
The Platypus: Unique in Many Ways

Come and discover how such a seemingly harmless creature became one of the most controversial treasures of the Museum.

1 September 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Tyrannosaurus rex versus the Duck-Billed Dinosaur
Tyrannosaurus rex versus the Duck-Billed Dinosaur

Can a palaeontologist convince you that the little known Lambeosaurus more interesting than the fearsome T. rex?

30 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
27 September 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

29 August 2014 15:30 - 16:20
30 August 2014 15:30 - 16:20
31 August 2014 15:30 - 16:20
1 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
2 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20