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All exhibitions and events for
26 October 2014
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1 November 2014

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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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Sunday 26 October 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00 - 17:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

Families (all ages)

Families
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth

Travel back to the Ice Age with Maisie and the tooth fairy.

12:00, 13:30

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.

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.

15:30 - 16:20

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.

16:30 - 16:45

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.

16:50 - 17:05

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.

17:10 - 17:25

Monday 27 October 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

Families (all ages)

Families
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth

Travel back to the Ice Age with Maisie and the tooth fairy.

12:00, 13:30

Families (7+)

Families
Meteorites Uncovered
Meteorites Uncovered

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

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.

15:30 - 16:20

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.

16:30 - 16:45

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.

16:50 - 17:05

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.

17:10 - 17:25

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Hands On Nature - Ocean Life
Hands On Nature - Ocean Life

Discover some of the wonder and variety of marine creatures and find out why they're so special.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Families (all ages)

Families
The Animal Story puppet show
The Animal Story puppet show

Join Charlie the Fox and his friends on a magical adventure through the woodland and learn about British wildlife.

11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

Families (7+)

Families
Brachiopods: Ancient Sea Shells
Brachiopods: Ancient Sea Shells

Explore the different shapes, sizes and lifestyles of these curious sea creatures.

12:30, 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.

15:30 - 16:20

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.

16:30 - 16:45

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.

16:50 - 17:05

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.

17:10 - 17:25

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

Anyone

Anyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Members private view
Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Members private view

Be among the first to see the annual exhibition of stunning wildlife photography. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

19:00 - 21:30

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Families (7+)

Families
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

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

Families (all ages)

Families
The Animal Story puppet show
The Animal Story puppet show

Join Charlie the Fox and his friends on a magical adventure through the woodland and learn about British wildlife.

11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

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.

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.

15:30 - 16:20

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.

16:30 - 16:45

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.

16:50 - 17:05

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.

17:10 - 17:25

Thursday 30 October 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Ice Rink
Ice Rink

Skate, enjoy food and drink in the Café Bar and a spin on the carousel.

10:00

Anyone

Anyone
Specimen Preparation Area in action
Specimen Preparation Area in action

See our scientists and volunteers in action in the Specimen Preparation Area (SPA) of the Darwin Centre Cocoon.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

Adults

Adults
Night Safari - The Trick Tour
Night Safari - The Trick Tour

Delve into mysterious scientific hoaxes and find out about the trickster species studied by Museum scientists.

19:00 - 22:00

Adults

Adults
Night Safari - The Treat Tour
Night Safari - The Treat Tour

Enjoy expert-led talks revealing some of the Museum's most special scientific treats.

19:00 - 22:00

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Hands on Nature - Mammoths
Hands on Nature - Mammoths

Drop in to our fun Mammoths workshop for lots of games and specimen handling.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Families (all ages)

Families
The Animal Story puppet show
The Animal Story puppet show

Join Charlie the Fox and his friends on a magical adventure through the woodland and learn about British wildlife.

11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

Families (12+)

Families
Antarctica:  The Frozen Continent
Antarctica: The Frozen Continent

What is it like to live and work in one of the most remote places on Earth and why do scientists want to go there?

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.

15:30 - 16:20

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.

16:30 - 16:45

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.

16:50 - 17:05

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.

17:10 - 17:25

Friday 31 October 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Ice Rink
Ice Rink

Skate, enjoy food and drink in the Café Bar and a spin on the carousel.

10:00

Adults

Adults
Lates
Lates

Come and enjoy our exhibitions and world-famous galleries in the evening, meet friends and have a bite to eat.

18:00 - 22:30

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.

19:00 - 22:00

Adults

Adults
Crime Scene Live - After Hours event
Crime Scene Live - After Hours event

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer?

19:00 - 22:00

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

Families (all ages)

Families
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth

Travel back to the Ice Age with Maisie and the tooth fairy.

12:00, 13:30

Families (7+)

Families
The Plants That Bite Back
The Plants That Bite Back

Join us as we look at the different ways carnivorous plants catch their food, and discover the ones growing wild in Britain.

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.

15:30 - 16:20

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.

16:30 - 16:45

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.

16:50 - 17:05

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.

17:10 - 17:25

Saturday 1 November 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Ice Rink
Ice Rink

Skate, enjoy food and drink in the Café Bar and a spin on the carousel.

10:00

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00 - 17:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Hands on Nature - Mammoths
Hands on Nature - Mammoths

Drop in to our fun Mammoths workshop for lots of games and specimen handling.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Meet Charles Darwin, he will share his collection of beetles and tell you his famous theory of evolution.

11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

Adults

Adults
Geological History of the UK
Geological History of the UK

Accompany John Williams in a workshop tour of the geological history of UK regions.

13:00 - 16:00

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.

15:30 - 16:20

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.

16:30 - 16:45

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.

16:50 - 17:05

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.

17:10 - 17:25