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Friday 30 September 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

Admire exquisite and historic artworks by two masters of scientific illustration. Free.

  • Everyone Everyone
Colour and Vision exhibition
Colour and Vision exhibition

Experience the eye-opening story that created our colourful world.

  • Everyone Everyone
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive

Set sail on a virtual reality journey to the underwater world of the planet's largest coral reef with Sir David Attenborough.

15:20 - 15:40

  • Adults Adults
Science Uncovered 2016
Science Uncovered 2016

Discover rare items from the Museum's collections and take part in interactive science stations, debates and tours.

16:00 - 22:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Hall of FameLab
Hall of FameLab

Science Uncovered: Join us for an hour of charismatic talks by award-winning researchers from around the world.

19:00 - 20:00

  • Adults Adults
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1-3): 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 Schools (Key Stage 1)
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) Perform your own fossil dig and draw conclusions about how dinosaurs looked.

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Dino Dan gallery character
Dino Dan gallery character

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

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Rocks the House - Earth Science Show
Rocks the House - Earth Science Show

School event (KS3) Volcanoes and earthquakes take centre stage in this action-packed show.

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 3)
Dino Scientists
Dino Scientists

School event (KS2) Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1) Develop your pupils' science skills with this self-guided tour through the Museum.

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

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Nature's Unseen Engineers
Nature's Unseen Engineers

Science Uncovered: Tropical soil teems with termites and ants. But how important are these creatures to their environment?

18:00 - 18:30

  • Families Families (7+)
The Evolving Story of Human Origins
The Evolving Story of Human Origins

Science Uncovered: Museum scientist Chris Stringer looks at the most important ancient human discoveries of the last year.

19:00 - 19:30

  • Adults Adults
Chasing an Asteroid
Chasing an Asteroid

Science Uncovered: Find out what asteroids can tell us about our solar system's history, with a live link to NASA.

20:00 - 20:30

  • Adults Adults
The Intergalactic Council of Intelligent Life Forms: The Case for Earth
The Intergalactic Council of Intelligent Life Forms: The Case for Earth

Science Uncovered: You are summoned to join the Intergalactic Council of Intelligent Life Forms to determine Earth's fate.

20:45 - 22:00

  • Adults Adults
Big Data: Connecting and Protecting Global Biodiversity
Big Data: Connecting and Protecting Global Biodiversity

Science Uncovered: Discover how a collaborative project based at the Museum is using big data to take on big challenges.

21:00 - 21:30

  • Adults Adults
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