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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 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

22 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

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.

29 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
A Sting in the Tale
A Sting in the Tale

Discover the unusual story of John Lubbock, his tame wasp and the wasp nest in a bowler hat.

28 September 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.

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

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 (7+)

Families
Beetlemania: Fresh from Zambia
Beetlemania: Fresh from Zambia

Follow the journey of a beetle, from the wilds of Africa to London and the Natural History Museum's insect collection.

2 September 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
4 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Chocolate: A Natural History
Chocolate: A Natural History

Discover more about the cacao plant and how its beans are transformed into chocolate.

3 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Comparative Anatomy
Comparative Anatomy

What can comparing the anatomy of different animals tell us about the development of life on Earth?

6 September 2014 12:30, 14:30

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.

2 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
3 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
4 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
5 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
6 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05

Families (7+)

Families
Discovering an Asteroid's Rocky Past
Discovering an Asteroid's Rocky Past

Find out what asteroids can tell us about the history of the Earth as scientists prepare to collect rock samples from space

20 September 2014 12:30, 14:30

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 (7+)

Families
Flesh Flies
Flesh Flies

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

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

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

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
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.

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

Families (7+)

Families
Killer Bugs (BSL)
Killer Bugs (BSL)

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

13 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Life in the Herbarium
Life in the Herbarium

What is a museum herbarium? Come and meet a Museum curator who looks after some of the plants we keep there.

21 September 2014 12:30, 14:30
23 September 2014 14:30

Adults

Adults
Masterclass: Understanding Behaviour Photography with Lou Coetzer
Masterclass: Understanding Behaviour Photography with Lou Coetzer

Learn first-hand how Lou Coetzer's nature photography captures the natural world at its best.

31 October 2014 19:00 - 22:00

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.

2 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
3 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
4 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
5 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
6 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45

Families (7+)

Families
Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites
Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites

In the tropics, the soil teems with termites and ants. So how important are these creatures to their environment?

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

Adults

Adults
Neanderthal Survival
Neanderthal Survival

Meet Archaeologist Beccy Scott to find out about Neanderthal behaviour in Ice Age Europe.

18 September 2014 14:30 - 15:00

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

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
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

Families (7+)

Families
Unearthing the Worm
Unearthing the Worm

Discover the secret world of the humble earthworm, and find out how important these creatures are to our ecosystem.

19 September 2014 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.

2 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
3 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
4 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
5 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
6 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.

2 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
3 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
4 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
5 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
6 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25