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

Friday 29 April 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System

Embark on a journey through space with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson, featuring original music by Brian Eno.

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16

A stunning showcase of the very best nature photography, revealing the beauty and diversity of life on Earth.

  • 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)
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, 16:45 - 17:05

  • Adults Adults
Lates
Lates

Enjoy exhibitions, galleries and special events in the evening with food, drink and friends.

18:00 - 22:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Silent Tour: Nature's Giants
Silent Tour: Nature's Giants

Join Museum scientist Richard Sabin on a gallery tour of the largest and toughest mammals in the world.

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

  • Everyone Everyone
The Wunderkammer at the Museum (April)
The Wunderkammer at the Museum (April)

Enjoy a comedic take on the extremes of nature with the improvised theatre of The Wunderkammer, and hear from Museum experts.

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

  • Adults Adults
Chili Peppers: Turning up the heat
Chili Peppers: Turning up the heat

Chili peppers can pack a punch. Find out why they can be extremely hot, and put your taste buds to the test.

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 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)
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)
Minibeast Pond Safari
Minibeast Pond Safari

Schools event (KS2) Survey the diverse species living in and around the pond of the Museum's Wildlife Garden.

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

  • 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
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.

15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Pressed into History: Plants and the rise of Biology
Pressed into History: Plants and the rise of Biology

Discover some of the oldest plant specimens in the Museum collections.

15:45 - 16:15

  • Adults Adults
Talk and Film Screening: Adaptation on Everest
Talk and Film Screening: Adaptation on Everest

Join experienced summiteer Neil Laughton and a Museum scientist in conversation before a full screening of 2015 film Everest.

18:30 - 21:45

  • Everyone Everyone
Panel Discussion: Extreme Survivors
Panel Discussion: Extreme Survivors

Hear from our expert panel and ask questions about the extreme adaptations of some of the world's toughest species.

19:30 - 21:00

  • Everyone Everyone
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