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All exhibitions and events for
21 September 2014
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27 September 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 21 September 2014

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.

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.

Adults

Adults
Peg Loom Weaving workshop - NEW
Peg Loom Weaving workshop - NEW

Come and learn to weave a wall hanging or a seat mat on a peg loom using natural and plant-dyed fleece.

10:00 - 16:00

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

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.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 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 (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.

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

Monday 22 September 2014

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.

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 (Post-16)

Schools
Biology AS and A-Level day
Biology AS and A-Level day

Schools - Get your students excited about working in science and see real examples of biology in use.

10:30

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

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

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 23 September 2014

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.

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 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 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

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

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
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.

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 24 September 2014

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.

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
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 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 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

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

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
Hunting for Ammonites
Hunting for Ammonites

Join us as we meet a scientist who has travelled the world in search of ammonites.

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 25 September 2014

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.

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 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

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

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
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.

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 26 September 2014

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.

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.

15:00 - 21:30

Anyone

Anyone
Science Uncovered
Science Uncovered

Our fabulous after hours science festival returns, as part of European Researchers' Night.

16:00 - 22:30

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tour: Science Uncovered
Spirit Collection Tour: Science Uncovered

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

16:00 - 16:30, 16:30 - 17:00, 17:00 - 17:30, 17:30 - 18:00, 18:00 - 18:30, 18:30 - 19:00, 19:00 - 19:30, 19:30 - 20:00, 20:00 - 20:30, 20:30 - 21:00, 21:00 - 21:30, 21:30 - 22:00

Anyone

Anyone
Science Stations: Science Uncovered
Science Stations: Science Uncovered

Meet Museum scientists and visiting experts. Get up close to their favourite specimens and find out what they're working on.

16:00 - 22:00

Anyone

Anyone
Learning Activators - Mammals: Science Uncovered
Learning Activators - Mammals: Science Uncovered

Get your hands on real specimens from the Museum's collections.

18:00 - 22:30

Adults

Adults
Stamped on Science: Science Uncovered
Stamped on Science: Science Uncovered

Win a Museum Membership by collecting stamps as you wander around the Museum discovering the marvels of Science Uncovered.

18:00 - 22:00

Adults

Adults
Science Bars: Science Uncovered
Science Bars: Science Uncovered

Socialise with scientists over a menu of fascinating topics in our Science Bars around the Museum.

18:00 - 22:30

Anyone

Anyone
Soapbox: Science Uncovered
Soapbox: Science Uncovered

Look out for researchers popping-up on their soapboxes to talk about controversial issues related to their work.

18:00 - 22:30

Anyone

Anyone
Nature Games: Science Uncovered
Nature Games: Science Uncovered

Explore ideas around biodiversity and extinction by playing our giant nature-inspired games.

18:00 - 22:30

Anyone

Anyone
Crowdsourcing the Collection: Science Uncovered
Crowdsourcing the Collection: Science Uncovered

Contribute to Museum science by helping unlock the data hidden in our huge beetle collection.

18:00 - 22:30

Anyone

Anyone
A Walk on the Wildside: Science Uncovered
A Walk on the Wildside: Science Uncovered

Enjoy a stroll around the garden as the sun goes down, chat to wildlife experts and join in special activities.

18:00 - 21:00

Adults

Adults
The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Science Uncovered
The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Science Uncovered

Join Professor Alice Roberts as she explores evolution and the making of us in this special lecture.

19:00 - 20:00

Adults

Adults
Hall of FameLab: Science Uncovered
Hall of FameLab: Science Uncovered

Enjoy quick-fire stand-up science sessions by award-winning researchers from around the world.

20:30 - 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.

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

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

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
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 27 September 2014

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.

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.

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 - 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
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?

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