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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

24 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
11 February 2015 14:30 - 15:00
22 March 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
A Stegosaur's Journey
A Stegosaur's Journey

Find out how the Museum's latest dinosaur arrived in the Earth Hall.

11 January 2015 12:30, 14:30
21 January 2015 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
All Abuzz About Wasp Nests
All Abuzz About Wasp Nests

Discover more about wasps and take a closer look at these pioneers of insect architecture.

12 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00

Families (7+)

Families
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

10 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
14 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
16 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
18 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
20 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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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.

17 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

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

22 December 2014
23 December 2014
24 December 2014
25 December 2014
26 December 2014

Families (7+)

Families
Cold-hearted survival
Cold-hearted survival

When it's freezing outside, do mammals suffer the cold?

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

Families (7+)

Families
Crocodiles Rock
Crocodiles Rock

Discover the incredible history of the dinosaurs' cousins.

31 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 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.

22 December 2014 16:50 - 17:05
23 December 2014 16:50 - 17:05
25 December 2014 16:50 - 17:05
27 December 2014 16:50 - 17:05
28 December 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.

29 January 2015 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 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Excavate! Not Just Dinosaurs
Excavate! Not Just Dinosaurs

Discover some of the little-known reptiles that dinosaurs shared their world with.

18 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Fungi: pioneering partners of plants
Fungi: pioneering partners of plants

Meet a Museum scientist and discover how fungi enabled plants to colonise the land over 500 million years ago.

2 January 2015 12:30, 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Jurassic Mammals
Jurassic Mammals

Discover some of the earliest mammals that survived in the shadow of the dinosaurs.

18 March 2015 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Letters of Note: Alfred Russell Wallace
Letters of Note: Alfred Russell Wallace

Discover the treasures of the Wallace Collection

27 January 2015 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Life in the Twilight Zone
Life in the Twilight Zone

Join us as we take a closer look at some of the more bizarre and unusual fishes from the Museum collections.

4 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Meteorites: Magnetic Attraction
Meteorites: Magnetic Attraction

Meet a scientist who studies the magnetic properties of meteorites to unlock the origins of our solar system.

20 January 2015 14:30

Families (12+)

Families
Munching Lichens
Munching Lichens

Join us today as we explore the surprising role of lichens as a source of food.

23 January 2015 14:30 - 15:00
25 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 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.

22 December 2014 16:30 - 16:45
23 December 2014 16:30 - 16:45
25 December 2014 16:30 - 16:45
27 December 2014 16:30 - 16:45
28 December 2014 16:30 - 16:45

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.

16 January 2015 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Putting Skin on the Stegosaur
Putting Skin on the Stegosaur

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

28 February 2015 12:30, 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Quest for the Tasmanian tiger
Quest for the Tasmanian tiger

Join a Museum scientist to discover the true fate of the Tasmanian tiger.

10 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Secrets of the Sand
Secrets of the Sand

Come and find out about the beautiful and diverse tiny shells and other remains hidden in the sand on your summer beach.

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

Anyone

Anyone
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.

8 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
15 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
22 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
29 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
5 February 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

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.

22 December 2014 11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45
23 December 2014 11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45
27 December 2014 11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45
28 December 2014 11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45
29 December 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. Free tickets at information desks.

12 January 2015 13:30 - 14:20
13 January 2015 13:30 - 14:20
14 January 2015 13:30 - 14:20
15 January 2015 13:30 - 14:20
16 January 2015 13:30 - 14:20

Families (7+)

Families
Stegosaur Mysteries
Stegosaur Mysteries

Meet a Museum palaeontologist who studies stegosaur skeletons.

7 February 2015 12:30, 14:30
4 March 2015 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Stupendous Monsters
Stupendous Monsters

Travel back in time to find out how our understanding of dinosaurs has altered over the years.

28 January 2015 14:30

Adults

Adults
The Digital Dinosaur
The Digital Dinosaur

Meet one of the Museum's palaeontologists working to better understand stegosaurs

26 January 2015 14:30

Adults

Adults
The Stegosaur's Garden
The Stegosaur's Garden

Discover what the fossil record of plants can tell us about the Jurassic world

28 January 2015 14:30
11 March 2015 14:30
25 March 2015 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Tracks of the Past
Tracks of the Past

Find out how fossilised walkways can help us understand the past and the present.

22 January 2015 14:30

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?

15 February 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
18 February 2015 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.

22 December 2014 15:30 - 16:20
23 December 2014 15:30 - 16:20
27 December 2014 15:30 - 16:20
28 December 2014 15:30 - 16:20
29 December 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.

22 December 2014 17:10 - 17:25
23 December 2014 17:10 - 17:25
25 December 2014 17:10 - 17:25
27 December 2014 17:10 - 17:25
28 December 2014 17:10 - 17:25

Families (7+)

Families
Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Join us to find out just how important winter can be for wildlife.

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

Families (7+)

Families
Winter wonderland: Snow fleas and reindeer flies
Winter wonderland: Snow fleas and reindeer flies

Meet some festive creepy crawlies and hear about their peculiar strategies of coping with winter.

23 December 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00