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

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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

  • Anyone Anyone
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Honduras Cloud Forest Invertebrates
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Honduras Cloud Forest Invertebrates

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

11:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 16:30

  • Anyone Anyone
Masterclass: Primate Photography with Anup Shah
Masterclass: Primate Photography with Anup Shah

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Discover the characterful chimpanzees of Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park through the lens of Anup Shah.

18:15 - 21:45 (Sold out)

  • Adults Adults
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

  • Anyone Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

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

  • Anyone Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

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

  • Anyone Anyone
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
The Great Debate Workshop
The Great Debate Workshop

Relive the heated debate surrounding the publication of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

10:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 4)
Earth science show - Rocks the House
Earth science show - Rocks the House

School event (KS3): Marvel at the power within the Earth.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 3)
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.

10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10

  • Anyone Anyone
Festival of Flies
Festival of Flies

With around 150,000 species known to science, flies are one of the largest insect orders.

11:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Adults Adults
Storytelling with Puppets: Jackie and the Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff
Storytelling with Puppets: Jackie and the Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff

Nursery, reception, KS1 Meet popular characters from children books and learn about animals and plants life.

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

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

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

13:30 - 14:20

  • Anyone Anyone
Letters of Note: Alfred Russel Wallace
Letters of Note: Alfred Russel Wallace

Discover the treasures of the Wallace Collection

14:30

  • 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.

15:30 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
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.

15:30 - 16:20

  • Anyone Anyone
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

16:30 - 16:45

  • Anyone Anyone
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

16:50 - 17:05

  • Anyone Anyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

17:10 - 17:25

  • Anyone Anyone
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