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

Friday 27 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)
Visiteering in Action: The Hume Registers
Visiteering in Action: The Hume Registers

Come and find out how volunteers are helping the Museum to unlock historical knowledge about South-Asian birds.

10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • 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, 16:45 - 17:05

  • Adults Adults
Royal Parks' Bioblitz
Royal Parks' Bioblitz

Take part in a 24-hour race against the clock to uncover the weird and wonderful plants and animals in Brompton Cemetery.

17:00 - 17:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Lates
Lates

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

18:00 - 22:00

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

Enjoy an amusing take on the world of butterflies and moths with The Wunderkammer's improvised comedy.

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

  • Adults Adults
Winged Wonders' Odyssey
Winged Wonders' Odyssey

Journey through the fascinating world of butterflies and moths. Enjoy a rare chance to discover live specimens up close.

19:00 - 21:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Cocktails and Butterfly Cakes
Cocktails and Butterfly Cakes

Take a culinary journey through the world of creepy crawly cuisine.

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)
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, 12:30, 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Dino Dan gallery character
Dino Dan gallery character

School event (KS1) Meet our intrepid explorer, Dino Dan, and hear all about his exciting adventures.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
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
People and Parasites On the Move
People and Parasites On the Move

Join Museum scientist Dr Bonnie Webster as she explains how the Museum is helping tackle diseases caused by parasites.

15:45 - 16:15

  • Adults Adults
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