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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 (12+)

Families
All Squids Great and Small
All Squids Great and Small

Meet some of the strange squid and incredible octopuses that live in our oceans.

8 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 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.

30 July 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
6 August 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
9 August 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
13 August 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
20 August 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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Families (7+)

Families
Animal Vision for families (BSL)
Animal Vision for families (BSL)

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

9 August 2014 11:30 - 12:00

Families (7+)

Families
Big Bugs
Big Bugs

Join us as we come face-to-face with some of the world's largest and most spectacular bugs.

29 July 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 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 July 2014
30 July 2014
31 July 2014
1 August 2014
2 August 2014

Families (all ages)

Families
Cutting Edge workshop for families
Cutting Edge workshop for families

Investigate how the teeth of animals are related to their diet in this interactive workshop.

16 September 2014 10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

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
Edible Insects
Edible Insects

From roasted slugs to crunchy crickets, join us to look at the bushtucker diet, including a chance to try an unusual snack.

28 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Great Whites in Great Britain?
Great Whites in Great Britain?

Join us to discuss the possibility of a great white shark in British waters and see some spectacular specimens.

1 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
3 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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.

30 July 2014 14:00 - 17:00
6 August 2014 14:00 - 17:00
13 August 2014 14:00 - 17:00
20 August 2014 14:00 - 17:00
27 August 2014 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.

29 July 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
31 July 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
2 August 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
5 August 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
7 August 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Families (7+)

Families
Illustrations of a Curious Nature
Illustrations of a Curious Nature

From the make-believe to the strange-but-true, join us for a glimpse of weird nature.

2 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
4 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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 July 2014 11:00 - 17:00
30 July 2014 11:00 - 17:00
31 July 2014 11:00 - 17:00
1 August 2014 11:00 - 17:00
2 August 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.

15 August 2014 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.

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

Families (12+)

Families
Meet the Parasites
Meet the Parasites

Join us as we discover how parasites survive and why, sometimes, they can even be a good thing.

5 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 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 (7-12)

Families
Pond Life
Pond Life

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

30 July 2014 11:00 - 17:00
31 July 2014 11:00 - 17:00
3 August 2014 11:00 - 17:00
7 August 2014 11:00 - 17:00
10 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.

11 August 2014 12:00, 13:30
14 August 2014 12:00, 13:30
18 August 2014 12:00, 13:30
21 August 2014 12:00, 13:30
25 August 2014 12:00, 13:30

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 July 2014 15:30 - 16:20
30 July 2014 15:30 - 16:20
31 July 2014 15:30 - 16:20
1 August 2014 15:30 - 16:20
2 August 2014 15:30 - 16:20