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what's on

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

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
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)
Preparing the Carpological Collection
Preparing the Carpological Collection

See our scientists and volunteers in action in the Specimen Preparation Area of the Darwin Centre Cocoon.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

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

Go on a 3D virtual reality journey to explore the world's largest coral reef.

14:45 - 15:05, 16:00 - 16:20

  • 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)
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, 13:30 - 14:05

  • 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 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20

  • 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)
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2) Investigate how teeth are related to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Evolution Workshop
Evolution Workshop

School event (Year Six) Compare fossils and explore how life has changed over time in this workshop.

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
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)
Wildlife Garden Explorers
Wildlife Garden Explorers

School event (Foundation Stage (3 years+), KS1) Investigate the wildlife garden in the role of explorers.

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

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Storytelling with Puppets: The Hungry Caterpillar and the Frog Prince
Storytelling with Puppets: The Hungry Caterpillar and the Frog Prince

School event (EYFS, KS1) Meet popular characters from children books and learn about animal and plant life.

11:30, 13:00

  • 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
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