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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 History of Life in 100 Fossils
A History of Life in 100 Fossils

Which fossils tell us the most about evolution? Join us as we choose highlights from 3.8 billion years of life on Earth

24 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
11 February 2015 14:30 - 15:00
22 March 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
A Stegosaur's Journey
A Stegosaur's Journey

Find out how the Museum's latest dinosaur arrived in the Earth Hall.

11 January 2015 12:30, 14:30
21 January 2015 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

10 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
14 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
16 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
18 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
20 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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Families (12+)

Families
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers

Some of the world's leading wildlife photographers share their experiences and techniques.

17 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Meet Charles Darwin, he will share his collection of beetles and tell you his famous theory of evolution.

27 December 2014 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
31 January 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
14 February 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
15 February 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
28 February 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

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

21 December 2014
22 December 2014
23 December 2014
24 December 2014
25 December 2014

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.

10 January 2015 18:45
21 February 2015 18:45
14 March 2015 18:45

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.

27 December 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
3 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
17 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
24 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
31 January 2015 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.

21 December 2014 11:00 - 17:00
22 December 2014 11:00 - 17:00
23 December 2014 11:00 - 17:00
27 December 2014 11:00 - 17:00
28 December 2014 11:00 - 17:00

Families (7+)

Families
Life in the Twilight Zone
Life in the Twilight Zone

Join us as we take a closer look at some of the more bizarre and unusual fishes from the Museum collections.

4 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

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

11 January 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
8 February 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
8 March 2015 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 (under 7s)

Families
Puppets - Wolf Tales
Puppets - Wolf Tales

Join this lively storytelling show with puppets about animal and human nature.

25 January 2015 11:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 13:30

Families (7+)

Families
Secrets of the Sand
Secrets of the Sand

Come and find out about the beautiful and diverse tiny shells and other remains hidden in the sand on your summer beach.

31 December 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Some Worms Bite
Some Worms Bite

Nip along to Nature Live for the lowdown on marine worms, their jaws and role in the fossil record.

1 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Specimen Preparation Area in action
Specimen Preparation Area in action

See our scientists and volunteers in action in the Specimen Preparation Area (SPA) of the Darwin Centre Cocoon.

8 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
15 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
22 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
29 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
5 February 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

Families (7+)

Families
Stegosaur Mysteries
Stegosaur Mysteries

Meet a Museum palaeontologist who studies stegosaur skeletons.

7 February 2015 12:30, 14:30
4 March 2015 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Terrific Pterosaurs
Terrific Pterosaurs

See some amazing pterosaur fossils and find out what these long-extinct flying reptiles were really like.

22 December 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (all ages)

Families
The Animal Story puppet show
The Animal Story puppet show

Join Charlie the Fox and his friends on a magical adventure through the woodland and learn about British wildlife.

17 February 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30
18 February 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30
19 February 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30

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?

15 February 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
18 February 2015 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.

21 December 2014 15:30 - 16:20
22 December 2014 15:30 - 16:20
23 December 2014 15:30 - 16:20
27 December 2014 15:30 - 16:20
28 December 2014 15:30 - 16:20

Families (7+)

Families
Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Join us to find out just how important winter can be for wildlife.

28 December 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
29 December 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00