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Families (7+)

Families
A Sting in the Tail
A Sting in the Tail

Animals can have a dangerous streak. Today we'll find out about the more venomous species in our collections.

28 September 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
29 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

11 October 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
29 October 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
8 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
13 December 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00

Adults

Adults
Antarctica:  The Frozen Continent
Antarctica: The Frozen Continent

What is it like to live and work in one of the most remote places on Earth and why do scientists want to go there?

30 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Attenborough Studio events: Science Uncovered
Attenborough Studio events: Science Uncovered

Live animals and live chats with NASA, crime-fighting insects and coral reefs: join Museum scientists in topical discussions.

26 September 2014 15:00 - 21:30

Families (12+)

Families
Battling Parasitic Disease
Battling Parasitic Disease

Meet a Museum biologist working to fight a microscopic killer.

17 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers

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

24 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
25 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
26 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Behind the Scenes: The General Herbarium
Behind the Scenes: The General Herbarium

Join us for a live video link deep into the heart of the Museum's collections.

29 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Brachiopods: Ancient Sea Shells
Brachiopods: Ancient Sea Shells

Explore the different shapes, sizes and lifestyles of these curious sea creatures.

28 October 2014 12:30, 14:30

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

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

24 September 2014
25 September 2014
26 September 2014
27 September 2014
28 September 2014
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Adults

Adults
Collision Course
Collision Course

Join a Museum researcher to discover how we study meteorite impacts in the laboratory.

8 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

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.

24 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
25 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
26 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
27 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
28 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05

Families (12+)

Families
Dig it: The Unknown Underground
Dig it: The Unknown Underground

Join us as we explore an underground world and learn about the elusive creatures that live within it.

22 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Diving Deep: Nautilus Live
Diving Deep: Nautilus Live

Join us as we link live to the Nautilus research ship and speak to scientists studying hydrothermal vents.

1 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive

Hear from a Museum scientist about the wonders of parasitoid wasps and how you could spot some in your garden.

3 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Evelyn Cheesman: A Natural Pioneer
Evelyn Cheesman: A Natural Pioneer

Discover the incredible adventures of this pioneering entomologist on Ada Lovelace Day.

14 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
Fabulous Fungi and Terrific Toadstools
Fabulous Fungi and Terrific Toadstools

Join us as we take a closer look at the weird and wonderful world of British fungi.

5 October 2014 12:30, 14:30

Adults

Adults
Flesh Flies
Flesh Flies

Meet a curator with a passion for flesh flies, a diverse group, which includes species essential to forensic research.

21 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Harvest and Hibernation in the Wildlife Garden
Harvest and Hibernation in the Wildlife Garden

Appreciate the beauty of autumn via a live video link to the Wildlife Garden.

9 October 2014 14:30

Anyone

Anyone
Hedgerow Harvest
Hedgerow Harvest

Discover hedgerows and the creatures that call them home at our free event in the Wildlife Garden and Darwin Centre.

5 October 2014 12:00 - 17:00

Families (7+)

Families
Hunting for Ammonites
Hunting for Ammonites

Join us as we meet a scientist who has travelled the world in search of ammonites.

24 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00
12 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Killer Bugs
Killer Bugs

Join us to discover predator bugs, from the exotic assassin bug to the common pond skater, and find out how they strike.

30 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Meteorites Uncovered
Meteorites Uncovered

Meet a Museum scientist who uses CT scanning to look inside the meteorites in our collection.

11 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
27 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
Nature News Review
Nature News Review

Join a panel of Museum scientists to dig deeper into their favourite natural history news stories, from hobbits to bluebells.

16 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

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.

24 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
25 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
26 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
27 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
28 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45

Families (12+)

Families
Piecing it together: Ancient human discoveries
Piecing it together: Ancient human discoveries

Hear the story of a rare and important human fossil uncovered in Britain.

25 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Plants under pressure: Handling the heat
Plants under pressure: Handling the heat

Join us as we learn about the amazing ways in which plants conserve water and solve the mysteries behind surviving the heat.

10 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
Pollen Fever
Pollen Fever

Beyond sneezing: discover why Museum scientists study our huge pollen collection.

7 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Sea Saws
Sea Saws

Meet a scientist using cutting edge techniques to unravel the mysteries hidden in the teeth of saw fish and saw sharks.

23 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tour (BSL)
Spirit Collection Tour (BSL)

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11 October 2014 15:15 - 15:45
8 November 2014 15:15 - 15:45
13 December 2014 15:15 - 15:45

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

24 September 2014 10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10
25 September 2014 10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10
26 September 2014 10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10
27 September 2014 11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45
28 September 2014 11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

24 September 2014 13:30 - 14:20
25 September 2014 13:30 - 14:20
26 September 2014 13:30 - 14:20
29 September 2014 13:30 - 14:20
30 September 2014 13:30 - 14:20

Adults

Adults
The Hidden Depths of Lake Baikal
The Hidden Depths of Lake Baikal

Come and discover more about Lake Baikal - the oldest and deepest lake in the world.

13 October 2014 14:30

Families (12+)

Families
The Plants That Bite Back
The Plants That Bite Back

Join us as we look at the different ways carnivorous plants catch their food, and discover the ones growing wild in Britain.

31 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Tyrannosaurus rex versus the Duck-Billed Dinosaur
Tyrannosaurus rex versus the Duck-Billed Dinosaur

Can a palaeontologist convince you that the little known Lambeosaurus more interesting than the fearsome T. rex?

27 September 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
What on Earth is That?
What on Earth is That?

Have you ever found a fossil, bone, rock or tooth and wondered exactly what it is?

18 October 2014 12:30, 14:30

Adults

Adults
What's your Poison... or Venom?
What's your Poison... or Venom?

Join a Museum scientist to find out why being venomous can be useful and discover some of the deadliest creatures on Earth.

15 October 2014 14:30

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.

24 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
25 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
27 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
28 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
29 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20

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.

24 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
25 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
26 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
27 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
28 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25