Investigate

Investigate

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Drop in to our hands-on science centre Investigate where children and adults can explore animal, plant and geological treasures from our collection.

Use microscopes and other scientific tools to examine specimens to learn more about the natural world.

Open for pre-booked school groups during term time mornings and open to the public in term time afternoons from 15.40-17.00. Also open and free to the public during weekends and holidays 11.00-17.00. Last entry is 16.30.

Please note the Investigate centre is closed for maintenance on the last Thursday of each month from 14.30, except during school holidays. It will also be closed on 20 July, 1 September and 4-8 September. For more information call the bookings office on +44 (0)20 7942 5555.

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