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

Saturday 28 February 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
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

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

  • Everyone Everyone
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 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
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+)
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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

11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • 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
Putting Skin on the Stegosaur
Putting Skin on the Stegosaur

Discover how palaeoartists recreate what dinosaurs might have looked like in life

12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
Volcanoes and Their Effects on Us
Volcanoes and Their Effects on Us

This workshop is an exploration of the effect of volcanoes both historical and recent, on the populations around them.

13:00 - 16:00

  • Adults Adults
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

  • Everyone Everyone
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

  • Everyone Everyone
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

  • Everyone Everyone
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