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Ancient Lakes on Mars
Ancient Lakes on Mars

Join a Museum scientist to find out about ancient lakes on Mars and what they can reveal about the climate on the red planet.

13 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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Bioarchaeology: Reading the Bones of Human History
Bioarchaeology: Reading the Bones of Human History

Join a Museum archaeologist and find out what she has discovered from excavating ancient human burial sites

14 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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Citizen Scientists
Citizen Scientists

Science is not just for the professionals. Find out how people power is transforming the way science is done.

27 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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Fool proofing Fossils
Fool proofing Fossils

Meet the team of scientists looking after some of the Museum's treasured fossils.

12 February 2016 14:30 - 15:00

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Human Evolution: Tunnelling into the Past
Human Evolution: Tunnelling into the Past

Hear from a museum scientist using DNA from ancient human bones to unlock the secrets of our evolutionary past.

28 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
New Horizons: To Pluto and Beyond
New Horizons: To Pluto and Beyond

Talk to a Museum scientist and NASA's Principal Investigator about the New Horizons mission to Pluto

19 February 2016 14:15 - 14:45

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Terrific Pterosaurs
Terrific Pterosaurs

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

20 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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The Birth of a Planet
The Birth of a Planet

Travel back billions of years to the beginning of our solar system.

13 March 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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The Blue Whale: Moving Nature's Giant (Update)
The Blue Whale: Moving Nature's Giant (Update)

Discover the challenge of moving our colossal blue whale skeleton to the Museum's central Hintze Hall.

21 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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