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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

9 December 2014 14:30 - 15:00
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 (12+)

Families
A necessary weevil
A necessary weevil

Meet a Museum scientist working on the most diverse group of organisms on the planet - weevils.

25 November 2014 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.

4 December 2014 14:30
6 December 2014 12:30, 14:30
11 January 2015 12:30, 14:30

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.

19 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
20 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
21 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
22 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
9 February 2015 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 December 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
10 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
14 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 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

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.

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

Adults

Adults
Behind the Scenes: Our Frozen Archive
Behind the Scenes: Our Frozen Archive

Discover how we preserve our specimens so that scientists can continue to study them one hundred years from now.

10 December 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Christmas Tree Worms
Christmas Tree Worms

Worms come in all shapes, colours and sizes - including one very seasonable specimen that looks like a Christmas tree.

19 December 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Colour Changing Cephalopods
Colour Changing Cephalopods

Squid, in all their sizes and colours, light up the deep sea with an amazing array of illuminations.

2 December 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Crocodiles Rock
Crocodiles Rock

Discover the incredible history of these fearsome predators.

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 November 2014 16:50 - 17:05
23 November 2014 16:50 - 17:05
24 November 2014 16:50 - 17:05
25 November 2014 16:50 - 17:05
26 November 2014 16:50 - 17:05

Families (12+)

Families
Deep sea worms
Deep sea worms

Join a Museum scientist and discover more about the weird and wonderful deep sea worms living on our ocean floor.

24 November 2014 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.

25 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
26 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
27 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
16 December 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
17 December 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.

30 November 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.

28 November 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
5 December 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
12 December 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
19 December 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50

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
Life in the extreme: arthropods
Life in the extreme: arthropods

Meet a Museum scientist to explore the lives of arthropods which possess some incredible adaptations for survival.

12 December 2014 14:30 - 15:00
21 December 2014 12:30, 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Meteorites: The History of our Solar System
Meteorites: The History of our Solar System

Discover how Museum scientists are learning more about the early history of our solar system.

29 November 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.

27 November 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.

22 November 2014 16:30 - 16:45
23 November 2014 16:30 - 16:45
24 November 2014 16:30 - 16:45
25 November 2014 16:30 - 16:45
26 November 2014 16:30 - 16:45

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

Adults

Adults
Seeing into the Past
Seeing into the Past

Explore some incredible fossils and get a glimpse of the earliest known examples of legs and eyes.

22 November 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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
Terrific Pterosaurs
Terrific Pterosaurs

See some amazing pterosaur fossils and find out what these long-extinct flying reptiles were really like.

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

Families (7+)

Families
Terrific Pterosaurs (BSL)
Terrific Pterosaurs (BSL)

See some amazing pterosaur fossils and find out what these long-extinct flying reptiles were really like.

13 December 2014 14:30

Adults

Adults
The Beetles of Panama
The Beetles of Panama

Discover the beautiful beetles of Barro Colorado Island.

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

Adults

Adults
The Digital Dinosaur
The Digital Dinosaur

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

5 December 2014 14:30
17 December 2014 14:30
21 January 2015 14:30

Adults

Adults
The Miracle of Microfossils
The Miracle of Microfossils

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

26 November 2014 14:30 - 15:00

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
The ugly animals
The ugly animals

Celebrate the more aesthetically challenged creatures on Earth and discover more about their incredible biology.

28 November 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

Schools (KS2 & KS3) Excite your students about diversity, complexity and beauty of life in this fun science show.

4 December 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
10 December 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
11 December 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.

1 December 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
2 December 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
8 December 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
9 December 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?

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 November 2014 15:30 - 16:20
23 November 2014 15:30 - 16:20
24 November 2014 15:30 - 16:20
25 November 2014 15:30 - 16:20
26 November 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 November 2014 17:10 - 17:25
23 November 2014 17:10 - 17:25
24 November 2014 17:10 - 17:25
25 November 2014 17:10 - 17:25
26 November 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.

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

Families (12+)

Families
You are a Fish (Really)
You are a Fish (Really)

Join us as we expose the deep evolutionary history humans share with fish.

8 December 2014 14:30 - 15:00