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

Tuesday 30 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, 12:20 - 12:40, 14:30 - 14:50, 15:50 - 16:10

  • Adults Adults
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
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)
Pond Life
Pond Life

Discover the creatures living in the Museum pond with our Science educators.

11:00 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:45, 13:00 - 13:45, 15:00 - 15:45

  • Families Families (7-12)
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
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