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

A Curious Collection
A Curious Collection

Meet a curator of Mammals and explore some of the discoveries made in the collection.

17 December 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

9 December 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
10 December 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
11 December 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15, 15:30 - 16:15
12 December 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
13 December 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
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  • Everyone Everyone
Bonobos: Cousins in the Congo
Bonobos: Cousins in the Congo

Meet a scientist studying one of our closest relatives and find out about their intriguing behaviour.

11 December 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

4 January 2016 - 16 December 2016

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Dippy: This is Your Life
Dippy: This is Your Life

Find out more about the Museum's most famous specimen.

9 December 2016 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive

Hear from a Museum scientist about the wonders of parasitoid wasps

18 December 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Members' Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Members' Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

With our experts, Members get an extended behind the scenes look at the Museum's zoology collection preserved in spirit.

10 December 2016 15:30 - 16:30
28 December 2016 15:30 - 16:30

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

10 January 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
17 January 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
24 January 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
31 January 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
7 February 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Winter wonderland: Snow fleas and reindeer flies
Winter wonderland: Snow fleas and reindeer flies

Meet some festive creepy crawlies and hear about their peculiar strategies of coping with winter.

23 December 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
30 December 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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