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All exhibitions and events for
26 November 2014
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2 December 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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Wednesday 26 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
Sir David Attenborough Life on Air Book Signing
Sir David Attenborough Life on Air Book Signing

Meet Sir David Attenborough and get your copy of his new autobiography signed.

11:30 - 13:30

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.

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

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.

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

Schools (Key Stage 3)

Schools
The Colour of Nature
The Colour of Nature

Schools event (KS3) Explore colour in the natural world with Museum specimens in this hands-on science workshop.

10:30 - 11:45, 12:30 - 13:45

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2:Y3-4): Look at how teeth relate to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) - Uncover a replica dinosaur skull and learn more about the wonderful world of fossils.

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

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Gallery character: Circadian Sam
Gallery character: Circadian Sam

School event (KS1): Help Circadian Sam sort out which animals should be asleep by looking at their features.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:45 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

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

10:40 - 11:10, 12:40 - 13:10

Schools (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1): Take up a self-guided Explorer challenge through the Museum.

10:45 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:45

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino-Scientists
Dino-Scientists

School event (KS2: Y3-4): Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

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

13:30 - 14:20

Adults

Adults
The Miracle of Microfossils
The Miracle of Microfossils

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

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

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.

15:40

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 27 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
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

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.

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.

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

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
Human evolution workshop
Human evolution workshop

School event (KS4): explore the evolutionary relationships between present day Homo sapiens and ancient humans.

10:30 - 11:45, 12:30 - 13:45

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
The Great Debate Workshop
The Great Debate Workshop

Relive the heated debate surrounding the publication of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

10:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 14:15

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) - Uncover a replica dinosaur skull and learn more about the wonderful world of fossils.

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

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

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

10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10

Schools (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1): Take up a self-guided Explorer challenge through the Museum.

10:45 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:45

Schools (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Storytelling with puppets: Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Storytelling with puppets: Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Nursery, reception, KS1 Meet popular characters from children books and learn about animals and plants life.

11:30, 13:00

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino-Scientists
Dino-Scientists

School event (KS2: Y3-4): Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

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

13:30 - 14:20

Families (12+)

Families
Nature News Review: Rosetta Special
Nature News Review: Rosetta Special

Join two scientists to dig deeper into the historic Rosetta space mission.

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

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.

15:40

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 28 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

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
The Bigger Picture: Animal Selfies
The Bigger Picture: Animal Selfies

Join experts to discuss how advances in remote or motion-activated cameras have got animals joining in the selfie craze.

20:00 - 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.

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Gallery Character: Mary Anning
Gallery Character: Mary Anning

School event (KS2): Meet pioneering nineteenth-century fossil hunter Mary Anning.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:45 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:00

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
Human evolution workshop
Human evolution workshop

School event (KS4): explore the evolutionary relationships between present day Homo sapiens and ancient humans.

10:30 - 11:45, 12:30 - 13:45

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.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) - Uncover a replica dinosaur skull and learn more about the wonderful world of fossils.

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

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

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

10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10

Schools (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1): Take up a self-guided Explorer challenge through the Museum.

10:45 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:45

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino-Scientists
Dino-Scientists

School event (KS2: Y3-4): Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

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

13:30 - 14:20

Families (7+)

Families
The ugly animals
The ugly animals

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

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

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.

15:40

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 29 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
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 - 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

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.

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

Sunday 30 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
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.

Anyone

Anyone
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Uncover a replica dinosaur skull and learn more about the wonderful world of fossils.

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

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
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive

Hear from a Museum scientist about the wonders of parasitoid wasps and how you could spot some in your garden.

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

Families (7+)

Families
Beetle in a Box
Beetle in a Box

The Natural History Museum looks after 80 million specimens and about 10 million of them are beetles.

14:00 - 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

Monday 1 December 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
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.

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

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.

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

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

10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10

Schools (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1): Take up a self-guided Explorer challenge through the Museum.

10:45 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:45

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino-Scientists
Dino-Scientists

School event (KS2: Y3-4): Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

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

13:30 - 14:20

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.

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

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.

15:40

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 2 December 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
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.

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.

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2:Y3-4): Look at how teeth relate to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
The Great Debate Workshop
The Great Debate Workshop

Relive the heated debate surrounding the publication of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

10:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 14:15

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

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

10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10

Schools (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1): Take up a self-guided Explorer challenge through the Museum.

10:45 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:45

Adults

Adults
Under the Microscope: Objects in 3D
Under the Microscope: Objects in 3D

The Museum looks after a large collection of rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites.

11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino-Scientists
Dino-Scientists

School event (KS2: Y3-4): Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

Schools (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Storytelling with puppets: Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Storytelling with puppets: Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Nursery, reception, KS1 Meet popular characters from children books and learn about animals and plants life.

11:30, 13:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

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

13:30 - 14:20

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.

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

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.

15:40

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