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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
A House Full of Butterflies
A House Full of Butterflies

Find out how caterpillars turn into butterflies, discover what they like to eat and be amazed by their enchanting variety.

16 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
A Shell of a Good Time
A Shell of a Good Time

Join us as we meet a Museum curator and get introduced to some incredible slugs and snails.

10 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Ablaze with life: Summer in the Wildlife Garden
Ablaze with life: Summer in the Wildlife Garden

Find out how we maintain an array of habitats in our Wildlife Garden and explore the diversity of life via live video link.

13 August 2014 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.

17 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
All Squids Great and Small
All Squids Great and Small

Meet some of the strange squid and incredible octopuses that live in our oceans.

8 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Schools (Key Stages 2-3)

Schools
Animal Vision
Animal Vision

Schools event (KS 2-3) - This show investigates a world only visible to certain animals.

14 October 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
15 October 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
16 October 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
17 October 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
10 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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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.

30 July 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
6 August 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
9 August 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
13 August 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
20 August 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00

Families (7+)

Families
Animal Vision for families (BSL)
Animal Vision for families (BSL)

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

9 August 2014 11:30 - 12:00

Families (7+)

Families
Behind the Scenes: Animal Archive
Behind the Scenes: Animal Archive

Glimpse behind the scenes via a live video link at the amazing animal specimens stored in our collections.

6 August 2014 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Big Bugs
Big Bugs

Join us as we come face-to-face with some of the world's largest and most spectacular bugs.

29 July 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
Britain: An Ever-Changing Island
Britain: An Ever-Changing Island

Piece together the history of ancient Britain in this exciting event.

29 August 2014 19:00 - 20:45

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.

29 July 2014 16:50 - 17:05
30 July 2014 16:50 - 17:05
31 July 2014 16:50 - 17:05
1 August 2014 16:50 - 17:05
2 August 2014 16:50 - 17:05

Schools (Key Stage 3)

Schools
Earth science show - Rocks the House
Earth science show - Rocks the House

School event (KS3): Marvel at the power within the Earth.

23 September 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
24 September 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
25 September 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
4 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
5 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

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.

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

Families (7+)

Families
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.

28 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Fangs for the Memories
Fangs for the Memories

Come and find out about the ferocious, venom-filled lives of centipedes.

29 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Giant clams and tall stories
Giant clams and tall stories

Dive into the mystery of giant clams and come up against the biggest shell in our collection.

11 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Going Underground
Going Underground

Join us to find out about caves, why they form, the secrets they hold and what it's like to explore them.

9 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Great Whites in Great Britain?
Great Whites in Great Britain?

Join us to discuss the possibility of a great white shark in British waters and see some spectacular specimens.

1 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
3 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Ice Age Survivors
Ice Age Survivors

Meet a Museum scientist to discover the mammal species living in Britain at the end of the last ice age.

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

Families (7+)

Families
Ice: The Earth's most important mineral?
Ice: The Earth's most important mineral?

Join curator Michael Rumsey to explore a mystery mineral that could be considered the most important on Earth.

23 August 2014 12:30, 14:30

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

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.

3 October 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
10 October 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
24 October 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
7 November 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
21 November 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50

Families (7+)

Families
Life in the Swamp
Life in the Swamp

Discover how the flooded peat forests of Southeast Asia are the new frontiers of species discovery.

30 July 2014 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.

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

Families (7+)

Families
Mantis Myths
Mantis Myths

Discover the truths and myths surrounding the mighty mantis.

24 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30
26 August 2014 12:30, 14:30

Families (12+)

Families
Meet the Parasites
Meet the Parasites

Join us as we discover how parasites survive and why, sometimes, they can even be a good thing.

5 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Messengers from Mars
Messengers from Mars

Join us as we discover some of the fascinating facts that meteorites reveal about the red planet.

22 August 2014 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.

12 August 2014 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.

29 July 2014 16:30 - 16:45
30 July 2014 16:30 - 16:45
31 July 2014 16:30 - 16:45
1 August 2014 16:30 - 16:45
2 August 2014 16:30 - 16:45

Families (12+)

Families
The Life and Death of a Star
The Life and Death of a Star

Join us for a whistle-stop tour through the life of a star and find out more about these extraordinary celestial bodies.

19 August 2014 12:30, 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
The Mini Mammoths of Crete
The Mini Mammoths of Crete

Museum scientists have discovered the existence of a Mini-Mammoth that once lived on the Greek island of Crete.

31 July 2014 12:30, 14:30

Families (12+)

Families
The Miracle of Microfossils
The Miracle of Microfossils

Uncover the amazing secrets held in the world's smallest fossils.

20 August 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
The Tales in Teeth
The Tales in Teeth

Find out what teeth tell us about people living in bygone times.

7 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
The Variety Show KS2
The Variety Show KS2

Excite and enthuse your students about diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth in this fun science show.

2 October 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
8 October 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
9 October 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
23 October 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
19 November 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

Schools (Key Stage 3)

Schools
The Variety Show KS3
The Variety Show KS3

Schools event (KS3) Enthuse students about diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth in a fun science show.

29 September 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
30 September 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
7 October 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
20 October 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
21 October 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

Families (7+)

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

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

18 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
30 August 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 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.

29 July 2014 15:30 - 16:20
30 July 2014 15:30 - 16:20
31 July 2014 15:30 - 16:20
1 August 2014 15:30 - 16:20
2 August 2014 15:30 - 16:20

Families (7+)

Families
Why Did the Mammoth Go Extinct?
Why Did the Mammoth Go Extinct?

What caused the extinction of the woolly mammoth only a few thousand years ago?

14 August 2014 12:30, 14:30

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.

29 July 2014 17:10 - 17:25
30 July 2014 17:10 - 17:25
31 July 2014 17:10 - 17:25
1 August 2014 17:10 - 17:25
2 August 2014 17:10 - 17:25