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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.

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
Behind the Scenes: The General Herbarium
Behind the Scenes: The General Herbarium

Join us for a live video link deep into the heart of the Museum's collections.

29 October 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.

18 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
19 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
20 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
21 September 2014 16:50 - 17:05
22 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

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
Harvest and Hibernation in the Wildlife Garden
Harvest and Hibernation in the Wildlife Garden

Appreciate the beauty of autumn via a live video link to the Wildlife Garden.

9 October 2014 14:30

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.

30 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

Families (12+)

Families
Meteorites Uncovered
Meteorites Uncovered

Meet a Museum scientist who uses CT scanning to look inside the meteorites in our collection.

11 October 2014 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
27 October 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.

18 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
19 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
20 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
21 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45
22 September 2014 16:30 - 16:45

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

Adults

Adults
Pollen Fever
Pollen Fever

Beyond sneezing: discover why Museum scientists study our huge pollen collection.

7 October 2014 14:30 - 15:00

Adults

Adults
The Hidden Depths of Lake Baikal
The Hidden Depths of Lake Baikal

Come and discover more about Lake Baikal - the oldest and deepest lake in the world.

13 October 2014 14:30

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

Adults

Adults
What's your Poison... or Venom?
What's your Poison... or Venom?

Join a Museum scientist to find out why being venomous can be useful and discover some of the deadliest creatures on Earth.

15 October 2014 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.

18 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
19 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
20 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
21 September 2014 15:30 - 16:20
22 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.

18 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
19 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
20 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
21 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25
22 September 2014 17:10 - 17:25