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what's on

Meet experts, handle specimens and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

  • Everyone Everyone
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea

Immerse yourself in the underwater world of tropical reefs and meet the inhabitants of these richly diverse habitats.

  • Everyone Everyone
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

Step inside a tropical world of caterpillars, chrysalises and hundreds of fluttering moths and butterflies.

  • Families Families (all ages)
Young Wildlife Photographers:  Smartphone Workshop
Young Wildlife Photographers: Smartphone Workshop

Get creative - take photographs with your smartphone or tablet in the Museum's Wildlife Garden.

  • Families Families (12+)
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Family Explorer Backpacks
Family Explorer Backpacks

Families can explore the galleries together with a passport, binoculars and activity book.

  • Families Families (under 7s)
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

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

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

11:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
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.

11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Free tickets at information desks.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

  • Everyone Everyone
The Botany of Fairy Tales
The Botany of Fairy Tales

Join a Museum scientist and discover more about the incredible plant life that features in our popular fairy tales.

12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
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