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what's on

Meet experts, handle specimens and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Saturday 3 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.

09:00 - 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.

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

  • Adults Adults
Dino Snores for Kids
Dino Snores for Kids

Sold out
Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Find out at our sleepover for kids.

18:45 (Sold out)

  • Everyone Everyone
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)
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
Sir Hans Sloane
Sir Hans Sloane

Meet Sir Hans Sloane, he will share his experience of collecting plants and animals from overseas.

11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
The Blue Whale: Moving Nature's Giant (Update)
The Blue Whale: Moving Nature's Giant (Update)

Find out about the challenge of moving the Museum's blue whale skeleton from the Mammals gallery to the Hintze Hall.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
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