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A History of Life in 100 Fossils
A History of Life in 100 Fossils

Which fossils tell us the most about evolution? Join us as we choose highlights from 3.8 billion years of life on Earth

22 March 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

14 March 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
1 April 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
9 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
27 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
13 June 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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  • Families Families (7+)
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers

Some of the world's leading wildlife photographers share their experiences and techniques.

21 March 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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

28 March 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
10 May 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
14 June 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
12 July 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
9 August 2015 11:00 - 12:30, 14:30 - 16:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Dino Snores
Dino Snores

Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Come and find out at our exciting sleepover for kids.

14 March 2015 18:45
25 April 2015 18:45
9 May 2015 18:45
13 June 2015 18:45
18 July 2015 18:45

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

8 March 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
9 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

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

7 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
21 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
5 April 2015 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.

2 March 2015 15:30 - 17:00
3 March 2015 15:30 - 17:00
4 March 2015 15:30 - 17:00
5 March 2015 15:30 - 17:00
6 March 2015 15:30 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

Meet Mary Anning, a pioneering fossil hunter from 19th century.

8 March 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
25 April 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
30 May 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
27 June 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
25 July 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
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

  • Everyone Everyone
Puppets: Tales from the deep
Puppets: Tales from the deep

Join the world of the deep blue sea with these two delightful stories set beneath the waves.

29 March 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
30 March 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
3 April 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
6 April 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
10 April 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Families Families (under 7s)
Specimen Preparation Area in action
Specimen Preparation Area in action

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

5 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
12 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
26 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
2 April 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
9 April 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Stegosaur Mysteries
Stegosaur Mysteries

Meet a Museum palaeontologist who studies stegosaur skeletons.

4 March 2015 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

26 May 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30
27 May 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30
28 May 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30

  • 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.

2 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
3 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
4 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
5 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
6 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20

  • Everyone Everyone
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