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All exhibitions and events for
20 April 2014
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26 April 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 20 April 2014

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
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

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
Cutting Edge workshop for families
Cutting Edge workshop for families

Investigate how the teeth of animals are related to their diet in this interactive workshop.

11:30 - 12:15, 13:15 - 14:00, 15:15 - 16:00

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
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.

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 21 April 2014

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
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

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 (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.

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 22 April 2014

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
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

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.

Adults

Adults
Ice Age Mammals
Ice Age Mammals

Join palaeontologist Adrian Lister to hear about the ice age mammal fossils housed in the collections.

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

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.

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 (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.

16:30 - 17:20

Wednesday 23 April 2014

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
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

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

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 24 April 2014

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
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

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
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.

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.

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 (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.

16:30 - 17:20

Friday 25 April 2014

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
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

Adults

Adults
Lates with MasterCard
Lates with MasterCard

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

Try your skills as a crime scene officer and solve a murder mystery at our unique event.

19:00 - 22:00

Adults

Adults
Cannibalism: What's All the Fuss?
Cannibalism: What's All the Fuss?

Join a discussion event exploring early human cannibalism and the reasons it's still taboo.

19:00 - 21:00

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.

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.

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 26 April 2014

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
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

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 - 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

Families (all ages)

Families
Dorothea Bate
Dorothea Bate

Meet Dorothea Bate, a remarkable woman who wants to share with you her discoveries and experiences on remote islands.

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

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.

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

Families (7+)

Families
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

Is it a dinosaur? Get up close and personal with real specimens to find out.

14:00 - 17:00

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 (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.

16:30 - 17:20