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19 December 2014
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19 December 2014

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At the Natural History Museum we have a variety of activities and events that run every day.

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Friday 19 December 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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

Families (all ages)

Families
Ice Rink
Ice Rink

Skate, enjoy food and drink in the Café Bar and a spin on the carousel.

10:00

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, 14:30 - 17:00

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
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.

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
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 (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) - Uncover a replica dinosaur skull and learn more about the wonderful world of fossils.

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

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
Human evolution workshop
Human evolution workshop

School event (KS4): explore the evolutionary relationships between present day Homo sapiens and ancient humans.

10:30 - 11:45, 12:30 - 13:45

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening

This interactive film will transport your students back in time to explore the tree of life.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50

Anyone

Anyone
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

Schools (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1): Take up a self-guided Explorer challenge through the Museum.

10:45 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:45

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino-Scientists
Dino-Scientists

School event (KS2: Y3-4): Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

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

Anyone

Anyone
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

Families (7+)

Families
Christmas Tree Worms
Christmas Tree Worms

Worms come in all shapes, colours and sizes - including one very seasonable specimen that looks like a Christmas tree.

14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
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

Families (all ages)

Families
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.

15:40

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