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Friday 26 August 2016

Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

See more butterflies than ever before and learn fascinating facts about their lives in our tropical butterfly house.

  • Families Families (all ages)
Colour and Vision exhibition
Colour and Vision exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • 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.

10:50 - 11:10, 13:10 - 13:30, 15:20 - 15:40

  • Adults Adults
Party Animal Lates
Party Animal Lates

Find out what it takes to party like an animal at Lates. Relax with food and drink and wander the Museum after hours.

18:00 - 22:00

  • Adults Adults
Silent Tour: Party Rocks
Silent Tour: Party Rocks

Join Museum scientist Robin Hansen on a tour of the Minerals and Vault galleries to discover how rocks become rings.

18:30 - 19:15, 19:30 - 20:15, 20:30 - 21:15

  • Adults Adults
Comedy Show: The Wunderkammer at the Museum - August
Comedy Show: The Wunderkammer at the Museum - August

See the funny side of real party animals with improvised comedy from The Wunderkammer.

18:45 - 20:00, 20:30 - 21:45

  • Adults Adults
Live Animal Workshop: Animal Party Tricks
Live Animal Workshop: Animal Party Tricks

Come face-to-face with nature and discover the remarkable party tricks of the animal kingdom.

19:00 - 20:00, 20:30 - 21:30

  • Adults Adults
Food & Drink Workshop: Animals under the Influence
Food & Drink Workshop: Animals under the Influence

Join a Museum scientist and a mixologist to take a closer look at intoxication in the animal kingdom.

19:00 - 20:00, 20:45 - 21:45

  • 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 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

  • Families Families (all ages)
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

  • Families Families (all ages)
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, 15:30 - 16:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth

Travel back to the Ice Age with Maisie and the tooth fairy.

12:00, 13:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts
Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts

Meet the Museum's team of identification trainers.

12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
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