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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
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

A fun show investigating a world only visible to certain animals.

13 September 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
11 October 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
29 October 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
8 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
13 December 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00

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
4 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.

2 September 2014
3 September 2014
4 September 2014
5 September 2014
6 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 (7+)

Families
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

Is it a dinosaur? Get up close and personal with real specimens to find out.

7 September 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
21 September 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
5 October 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
19 October 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
2 November 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

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.

2 September 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
6 September 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
20 September 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
27 September 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
4 October 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.

2 September 2014 11:00 - 17:00
20 September 2014 11:00 - 17:00
21 September 2014 11:00 - 17:00
27 September 2014 11:00 - 17:00
28 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

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+)

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?

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.

2 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
3 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
4 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
5 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
6 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20