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Friday 9 December 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Enjoy the world's best nature photography, from intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes.

  • Everyone Everyone
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a magical place to be this winter.

10:00 - 23:00

  • 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
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 (KS2, KS3): 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)
Circadian Sam gallery character
Circadian Sam gallery character

School event (KS1) Help Circadian Sam sort out which animals should be asleep by looking at their features.

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

Schools (KS2, KS3) Encounter the Museum's largest, smallest and possibly most beautiful specimens.

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
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
Dippy: This is Your Life
Dippy: This is Your Life

Find out more about the Museum's most famous specimen.

14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

15:40

  • Families Families (all ages)
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