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All exhibitions and events for
24 June 2014
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30 June 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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Tuesday 24 June 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
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new 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.

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Minibeast Pond Safari
Minibeast Pond Safari

Schools event (KS2) - Allow your students to pond dip and explore life in a pond habitat in this Wildlife Garden workshop

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

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.

10:30 - 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 (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Storytelling with puppets: The Little Mermaid and Other Fishy Tales
Storytelling with puppets: The Little Mermaid and Other Fishy Tales

School event - Puppets and storytelling explore natural history and curriculum science in a fun and engaging way.

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

Wednesday 25 June 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.

Anyone

Anyone
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new 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 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
Gallery character: Dino Dan
Gallery character: Dino Dan

School event (KS1) Meet our intrepid explorer, Dino Dan, and hear all about his exciting adventures.

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

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
The Variety Show KS2
The Variety Show KS2

Excite and enthuse your students about diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth 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

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

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

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

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

Adults

Adults
Medieval Minerals
Medieval Minerals

Join Scientific Associate Dr Chris Duffin and discover the cultural history of minerals, particularly folklore and medicine.

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

Adults

Adults
The Beetles of Panama
The Beetles of Panama

Discover the beautiful beetles of Barro Colorado Island.

14:30 - 15:00

Thursday 26 June 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
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new 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.

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 1)

Schools
Wildlife Garden Explorers
Wildlife Garden Explorers

School event (Nursery: 3 years+, Reception, KS1) Investigate the wildlife garden in the role of explorers.

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

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 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.

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

Adults

Adults
We were here: ancient human footprints in Norfolk
We were here: ancient human footprints in Norfolk

Discover more about the early human colonisation of northern Europe.

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 27 June 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
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

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

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.

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

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

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

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

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Wildlife Garden Explorers
Wildlife Garden Explorers

School event (Nursery: 3 years+, Reception, KS1) Investigate the wildlife garden in the role of explorers.

10:30 - 11:30, 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
A Night in the Jungle
A Night in the Jungle

Join us to find out how scientists collect moths and hear some of the adventures they've had on their travels.

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 28 June 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
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

Families (7-12)

Families
Pond Life
Pond Life

Discover the creatures living in our Wildlife Garden pond with the Museum's Science educators.

11:00 - 17:00

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 (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
Beetlemania
Beetlemania

Join us as we get up close and personal with the most diverse group of animals on the planet - beetles.

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 29 June 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
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

Families (7-12)

Families
Pond Life
Pond Life

Discover the creatures living in our Wildlife Garden pond with the Museum's Science educators.

11:00 - 17:00

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 (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 (under 7s)

Families
Puppets - Little Mermaid and Tales from the Deep
Puppets - Little Mermaid and Tales from the Deep

Join the world of the deep blue sea with these two delightful stories set beneath the waves.

12:00, 13:30

Families (7+)

Families
Notes from the Chicken Pen
Notes from the Chicken Pen

Join two of our scientists to hear about their tropical adventures searching for beetles in Panama.

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 30 June 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
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new 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.

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Minibeast Pond Safari
Minibeast Pond Safari

Schools event (KS2) - Allow your students to pond dip and explore life in a pond habitat in this Wildlife Garden workshop

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

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

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

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 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 - 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
Ice Age Art
Ice Age Art

Discover what Ice Age art can teach us about the people and animals living at that time.

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