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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 (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.

20 May 2014 14:30 - 15:00
29 May 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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.

2 May 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
All Frogs Great and Small
All Frogs Great and Small

Join us as we take a look at frogs of different shapes and sizes from across the globe.

27 May 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.

21 May 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
22 May 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
23 May 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00

Families (7+)

Families
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

10 May 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
28 May 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
14 June 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
12 July 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 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.

10 May 2014 11:30 - 12:00
14 June 2014 11:30 - 12:00
12 July 2014 11:30 - 12:00

Adults

Adults
Are we part-Neanderthal?
Are we part-Neanderthal?

Meet human origins expert Prof Chris Stringer and examine new research into the Neanderthal genome sequence.

24 April 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Beetlemania
Beetlemania

Join us as we get up close and personal with the most diverse group of animals on the planet - beetles.

25 April 2014 14:30 - 15:00
27 April 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
Busy Bees in South Africa
Busy Bees in South Africa

Meet a scientist who studies a special species of bee that collects more than just pollen.

22 May 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Butterflies in Disguise
Butterflies in Disguise

Meet a scientist who studies butterflies and discover some of the incredible ways they use mimicry and camouflage to survive.

26 April 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
Butterfly Masquerade
Butterfly Masquerade

Meet the most interesting butterfly in the world.

14 May 2014 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.

20 April 2014 16:50 - 17:05
21 April 2014 16:50 - 17:05
23 April 2014 16:50 - 17:05
25 April 2014 16:50 - 17:05
27 April 2014 16:50 - 17:05
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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.

1 May 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
8 May 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
15 May 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
19 June 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
26 June 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

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.

6 May 2014 14:30 - 15:00
11 May 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
Hunting for Insects
Hunting for Insects

From Scotland to Tajikistan, collecting insects can be a varied and entertaining task.

17 May 2014 12:30, 14:30
19 May 2014 14:30

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.

2 May 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
9 May 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
16 May 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
19 May 2014 10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50
23 May 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.

21 April 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
22 April 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
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.

13 May 2014 14:30

Families (7+)

Families
Life in the Twilight Zone (BSL)
Life in the Twilight Zone (BSL)

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

12 July 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Making David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive
Making David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive

Travel back in time with this behind the scenes film about David Attenborough's 3D masterpiece Natural History Museum Alive.

19 April 2014 16:30 - 17:20
22 April 2014 16:30 - 17:20
24 April 2014 16:30 - 17:20
26 April 2014 16:30 - 17:20
1 May 2014 16:30 - 17:20

Families (12+)

Families
Munching Lichens (BSL)
Munching Lichens (BSL)

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

14 June 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.

20 April 2014 16:30 - 16:45
21 April 2014 16:30 - 16:45
23 April 2014 16:30 - 16:45
25 April 2014 16:30 - 16:45
27 April 2014 16:30 - 16:45

Adults

Adults
Spotlight on Sumatra
Spotlight on Sumatra

Discover the beautiful Indonesian island of Sumatra and some of the incredible animals that live there.

16 May 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (12+)

Families
Springing Into Life
Springing Into Life

Discover how important and busy this time of year is for wildlife.

9 May 2014 14:30 - 15:00
18 May 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
The Beetles of Panama
The Beetles of Panama

Discover the beautiful beetles of Barro Colorado Island.

23 May 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Families (7+)

Families
The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe
The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe

Discover the nature, form and diversity of eggs from hummingbirds to ostrich eggs.

19 April 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
20 April 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.

7 May 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
14 May 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
18 June 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
25 June 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
2 July 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.

6 May 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
13 May 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
17 June 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
24 June 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
1 July 2014 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

Families (7+)

Families
Treasure of the Month - A Few of my Favourite Things...
Treasure of the Month - A Few of my Favourite Things...

We look after 70 million specimens here at the Museum. But can one of our scientists choose her favourites?

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

Families (12+)

Families
Treasure of the Month: Blaschka Glass Models
Treasure of the Month: Blaschka Glass Models

Each month, with the help of a Museum scientist, we explore a different object from the new Treasures exhibition.

16 June 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.

19 April 2014 15:30 - 16:20
20 April 2014 15:30 - 16:20
21 April 2014 15:30 - 16:20
22 April 2014 15:30 - 16:20
23 April 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.

20 April 2014 17:10 - 17:25
21 April 2014 17:10 - 17:25
23 April 2014 17:10 - 17:25
25 April 2014 17:10 - 17:25
27 April 2014 17:10 - 17:25