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All exhibitions and events for
23 October 2014
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29 October 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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Thursday 23 October 2014

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
WPY Academy - Portfolio Reviews
WPY Academy - Portfolio Reviews

Have your work reviewed by photography experts and get first-hand advice from those at the top of their profession.

14:00 - 17:00

Adults

Adults
Masterclass: Understanding Winning Photography with Joe Cornish
Masterclass: Understanding Winning Photography with Joe Cornish

Transform the way you think about photography and discover what you can do with a camera at our masterclasses.

18:15 - 21:45

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
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

Schools (KS2 & KS3) Excite your students about diversity, complexity and beauty of life in this 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 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
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) - Find out how Paleontologists study specimens in this key stage 2 palaeontology workshop.

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
Storytelling with puppets: Wolf Tales - Little Red Riding Hood
Storytelling with puppets: Wolf Tales - Little Red Riding Hood

For 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 (12+)

Families
Sea Saws
Sea Saws

Meet a scientist using cutting edge techniques to unravel the mysteries hidden in the teeth of saw fish and saw sharks.

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 24 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.

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) - Find out how Paleontologists study specimens in this key stage 2 palaeontology workshop.

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

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
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 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

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

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
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

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 25 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.

Adults

Adults
Dino Snores for Grown-ups
Dino Snores for Grown-ups

Join us for a sophisticated sleepover at the Museum including a 3-course dinner and a mix of music, science and cinema.

19:00

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

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

Anyone

Anyone
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.

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 (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

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

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

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