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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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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, 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, 13:30 - 14:00
13 December 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00

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 (all ages)

Families
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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

25 October 2014 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
1 November 2014 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
29 November 2014 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
27 December 2014 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

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

1 October 2014
2 October 2014
3 October 2014
4 October 2014
5 October 2014
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Anyone

Anyone
Dino Snores
Dino Snores

Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum at night? Then come and sleep over. Suitable for children aged 7 - 11 years old.

3 October 2014 19:00
15 November 2014 19:00
6 December 2014 19:00

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

Families (7+)

Families
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

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

5 October 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
19 October 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
2 November 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
16 November 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
6 December 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Hands on Nature - Mammoths
Hands on Nature - Mammoths

Drop in to our fun Mammoths workshop for lots of games and specimen handling.

4 October 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
18 October 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
25 October 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
30 October 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
1 November 2014 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

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 (all ages)

Families
Ice Rink
Ice Rink

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

30 October 2014 - 4 January 2015 10:00

Families (7+)

Families
Illustrations of a Curious Nature
Illustrations of a Curious Nature

From the make-believe to the strange-but-true, join us for a glimpse of weird nature.

2 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

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.

4 October 2014 11:00 - 17:00
5 October 2014 11:00 - 17:00
11 October 2014 11:00 - 17:00
12 October 2014 11:00 - 17:00
18 October 2014 11:00 - 17:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

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

12 October 2014 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
9 November 2014 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
14 December 2014 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

Anyone

Anyone
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

Families (all ages)

Families
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth

Travel back to the Ice Age with Maisie and the tooth fairy.

26 October 2014 12:00, 13:30
27 October 2014 12:00, 13:30
31 October 2014 12:00, 13:30
30 November 2014 12:00, 13:30

Families (7+)

Families
Reconstructing Lost Worlds
Reconstructing Lost Worlds

Hear how we know what extinct animals and their environments from a paleaontologist with a passion for painting.

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

Families (all ages)

Families
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.

28 October 2014 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30
29 October 2014 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30
30 October 2014 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 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

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

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.

1 October 2014 15:30 - 16:20
2 October 2014 15:30 - 16:20
3 October 2014 15:30 - 16:20
4 October 2014 15:30 - 16:20
5 October 2014 15:30 - 16:20